Tag: on-call time

Hurricane season brings unique employer issues

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, evacuation orders are lifting and recovery efforts are in their early stages. Employers are facing a number of storm-related issues as they prepare to resume normal operations. Here are just a few of the questions employers are asking.  1.  Does the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) require me to pay […]

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Gaga over the FLSA monster

by Boyd Byers Pop diva Lady Gaga affectionately refers to her fans as “little monsters.” But she recently became acquainted with a big monster― the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Jennifer O’Neill, who worked as Gaga’s personal assistant, sued the pop star’s company, Mermaid Touring, Inc., for FLSA violations. She says she was continuously on […]

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Lessons Learned from Fight over Off-the-Clock Work

The story of a Chicago woman fired from her job after she was caught working on her lunch break made national news earlier this year. It struck a chord with the general public because people were questioning why an employer would fire an employee for seemingly going the extra mile. If an employee is punished […]

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Recent Opinion Letters from the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division

Alexander Passantino’s advice to the lovelorn may not be the makings of the next Sex and the City show, but his pen holds serious sway with hipsters of the payroll specialist in crowd. Alex is the acting administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD). As the grand oracle of […]

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Preventing Unauthorized Overtime by Employees Working From Home

In a society that’s increasingly dependent on technology, it’s important to consider some of the problems that could arise for technologically savvy employees who are allowed to work from home. Some employees who work away from the office by using devices like laptop computers, BlackBerries®, iPhones®, cell phones, and pagers will claim they worked overtime […]

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