The United States has a very large number of employment and labor laws and regulations. Compliance with these rules can often be a daunting task, especially for smaller businesses without the luxury of a full-time HR or compliance staff.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in a case directly affecting employers of auto service advisers is expected to have implications for employers of other kinds of workers as well since the Court rejected the notion that exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must be construed narrowly.
The Arkansas Court of Appeals recently heard a claim from an injured employee who says he was entitled to permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits after a fall. Did the employee have a case?
In a recent case before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, an employer was reminded that lawsuits brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) can be especially costly because they often involve claims asserted by numerous employees.
The legalization of marijuana poses more conundrums for employers than just the challenges caused by employees’ use of the popular herb. While most employers in states like Nevada, where marijuana is legal both medicinally and recreationally, worry about whether they can terminate an employee for lawfully using weed, others are asking whether they are required […]
The U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania—recently ruled that Lackawanna County’s failure to pay county employees overtime was not “willful” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), even though an e-mail from the county acknowledged that it had “wage and hour issues.”
Exempt vs. nonexempt is a question that continues to trip up even the most sophisticated employers. Recently, Bed, Bath & Beyond was sued in Illinois federal court by assistant store managers who claim the company incorrectly classified them as exempt and improperly denied them overtime pay. With overtime claims on the rise, employers can’t afford […]
Employers and others have until September 25 to submit comments to shape the rule governing which workers are eligible for overtime pay. Once the deadline passes, employers will face a waiting game before learning what changes may be in store.
A New Jersey district court recently permitted a wage and hour class action to proceed despite the employer’s assertion that a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) preempts the employees’ claims.
Police officers and firefighters have special overtime rules. Overtime pay for most employees is based on a 7-day workweek. Overtime pay for police officers, firefighters, and related employees, on the other hand, may be determined on a 28-day work period.