It’s hard to believe many of us have been working from home because of the COVID-19 outbreak for more than a year. In addition, many teleworkers have been operating on flexible schedules. The consistent question for employers is: How do we pay nonexempt employees working flexible schedules from home? Here is the answer (at least […]
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Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2021.
For many employers, the telework experiment necessitated by COVID-19 has been a surprising success. Many are considering whether to continue the work-from-home option for at least a portion of the workforce. One lingering concern, however, is how best to track time for nonexempt workers who are away from the physical workplace.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently published guidance addressing employer obligations to track employee hours while teleworking. Even though the guidance is being issued in part because of the increase in teleworking arrangements during the COVID-19 crisis, the agency emphasized it applies to all telework or remote work arrangements, not just […]
Most employers are well aware of their obligations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)—primarily, the requirement to pay at least minimum wage and pay overtime for hours worked in excess of 40 in a given workweek. These apply to a large percentage of employees, unless they fall under one of the various exemptions.
Q. Because of the coronavirus, we have reduced everyone’s hours to 30 per week. An employee wants to take his paid time off (PTO) but be paid for his normal 40-hour workweek. Can the company pay for only 30 hours since that is what the entire staff has been moved to?
Last week, we discussed the signing of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) into law, as well as the revisions it underwent as it went through the legislative process. On March 24 and 26, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its first two rounds of published guidance concerning the […]
Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2020.
Minimum wage increases will affect numerous locations on July 1, 2019.
A recent study by Paychex sought to explore trends in wage growth and hours worked among small businesses. That report shows that small business wage growth has decreased, despite an increase in weekly hours worked.