Travel pay can get expensive. Is there a way around it? Actually employers can get some relief: under both state and federal law, employers are allowed to pay a different rate for travel time than for regular work hours. In other words, employers are legally allowed to pay a different (lower) rate for overnight travel time than regular working time.
Direct homecare and domestic service employees are currently not covered by the overtime and minimum wage requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), but this is going to change in 2015, says Susan Prince, JR, BLR Legal Editor. Happy Thanksgiving, Readers! Here’s Prince’s summary of the changes: Direct Care Workers Effective January 1, 2015, […]
In yesterday’s Advisor, we presented examples for calculating the “regular rate” pay. Today, overtime with shift differentials and multiple rates of pay, plus an introduction to the guide especially for small or even one-person, HR departments. Example #3—Shift Differentials [Go here for examples 1 and 2] Employers must include shift differential pay when determining an […]
Alexis, Of Counsel at the Kinaga Law Firm in Los Angeles, offered his FMLA tips at BLR’s Advanced Employment Issues Symposium held recently in Las Vegas. Two Keys to Leave Calculations Alexis says that there are just two questions to answer in order to calculate intermittent or reduced-schedule FMLA leave. What is the employee’s regular […]