An Ohio employee sued his employer for allegedly denying his request for paid COVID-19 leave when his doctor advised him to self-quarantine. His complaint also included a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action for wage and hour violations—highlighting a growing trend that presents a potential pitfall for employers.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) mandates the federal minimum wage level and requirement to pay employees overtime for hours in excess of 40 per workweek. While there are many more components to the FLSA, these are two that tend to get a lot of attention.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) continues to issue new COVID-19 guidance. Here is a roundup of recent guidelines related to the coronavirus and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is top of mind for HR professionals and employers nationwide. Our latest interactive map of COVID-19 cases has been adjusted to reflect the rise in cases in the United States. Read on to view our updated color-coded map, a list of resources, plus an animation showing how our map has developed […]
Earlier this year, I wrote about the numerous streaming service options that were available to consumers and how this made it difficult to decide which services to utilize, if any, as alternatives to cable. At the time, I was focused on television viewing habits but Netflix has made clear that it also has its sights […]
Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2020.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced its new regulation outlining who is eligible to collect overtime pay, and it’s a rule expected to be far more palatable to employers than the previous attempt to raise the salary threshold for workers exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The Department of Labor (DOL) proposed overtime rule is being sent to the White House this week–as early as today–for final approval, according to a report by Bloomberg Law.
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 […]
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 […]