Tag: FLSA

Promoting Employer-Sponsored Volunteering Without Running Afoul of FLSA

Volunteering is an effective way for organizations to maximize their impact on the community while minimizing costs. In recent years, as corporate social responsibility has received increased attention in academia and from the media, corporations have begun to play a larger role in global, national, and local efforts to remedy broader societal issues. Corporate volunteering […]

The FLSA Exemption Question Everyone Is Asking About This Is Us

Warning: Contains This Is Us spoilers. The Pearson couple, Beth and Randall, from This Is Us is one of my top two favorite married TV couples (the other being Tami and Eric Taylor from Friday Night Lights). The Pearsons are relatable to me—Randall’s character specifically—for several reasons: Like the Pearsons, the Reeds are an African-American […]

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Maryland Takes Step Toward $15 Minimum Wage

In a widely expected move, the Maryland General Assembly has approved a significant increase in the state’s minimum wage by voting for legislation aimed at increasing the current rate of $10.10 per hour to $15 by 2025.

Paycheck Fairness Act 101

Even with the passing of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, paycheck inequality remains a problematic issue in today’s workplace. There are a lot of reasons behind this—some more objective and obvious, and some more subtle—but the fact remains that pay has not equalized despite that law passing more than 50 years ago.

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Emphasize Exempt Duties in Your Job Descriptions for Exempt Positions

Job descriptions are important for several reasons, including providing evidence of the exempt nature of positions classified as exempt under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This article discusses ways of emphasizing the “exemptness” of positions classified as exempt under the FLSA’s executive and the administrative exemptions.

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Should a Nonexempt Employee Be Salaried?

Most employers know that any employee who qualifies as exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must be paid on a salaried basis. Being paid on a salaried basis means that at least the minimum agreed salary for the week is paid, even if the number of hours worked may fluctuate. And […]