Tag: wage and hour

9 Tips for Conducting Wage and Hour Checkups

We visit the doctor and the optometrist once a year and our dentists at least twice a year. Why? We attend the appointments not because they’re necessarily fun but because they’re vital for maintaining good health and wellness. They provide assurance that if things aren’t so good, we have the chance to correct course. All […]

Risk of Employees’ Losing Exempt Status Rises During Times of Short-Staffing

In times of short staffing, it’s important to remember exempt employees may lose their exempt status if they spend too much time performing nonexempt work. A recent ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota serves as a stark reminder that exempt employees may perform nonexempt work but only if their primary […]

4 Reasons to Update Your Employee Handbook in 2022

Annual reviews of employee handbooks can help you stay ahead of the curve. Prudent employers are proactive, rather than reactive, in being prepared to deal with workplace issues. Here are four key areas of change you should look at in the rest of 2022.

5 Timekeeping Tips to Reduce Wage and Hour Risks

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers must maintain records of hours worked by each nonexempt employee. That means companies bear the ultimate burden of showing that records of hours worked are in fact accurate. If an employer is sued by an employee, a group of employees, or the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) […]

arbitration

1st Circuit Reminds Employers to Ensure All Parties Have Agreed to Arbitration

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit—which covers Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island—held that an arbitration agreement between a company and a vendor wasn’t enforceable against one of the vendor’s delivery drivers who didn’t have notice of the agreement. The court’s ruling is a reminder that companies seeking to […]

3 Steps to Protect Information While Leveraging Social Media

The number of companies maintaining a corporate presence on social media rose from 34% in 2008 to 77% in 2013 according to SHRM Survey Findings: Social Networking Website and Recruiting/Selection. According to the survey, social media is primarily used to attract passive job candidates, but, according to Brian R. Garrison, Esq.—partner with the law firm […]

Maryland

Maryland Restaurant Can’t Shift Liability for Wage Claim to Manager

Maryland’s federal court was recently faced with an unusual scenario when a company being sued for wage and hour violations attempted to bring one of its managers into the litigation, arguing he was also an “employer” under the law and was therefore responsible for a portion of any judgment against the company and its owners. Let’s take a closer look at this interesting case.