Tag: wage and hour

Supreme Court Won’t Review FLSA Whistleblower Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will not review an appeals court ruling that a wage and hour complaint lodged by a human resources director can be “protected activity” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as long as he or she is not responsible for compliance with the law.

Supreme Court Won’t Review FLSA Whistleblower Protection for HR Director

By Kate McGovern Tornone, Editor The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will not review an appeals court ruling that a wage and hour complaint lodged by a Human Resources director can be “protected activity” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as long as she is not responsible for compliance with the law.

DOL Pays Its Employees $7M to Settle Wage & Hour Claims

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)—the agency responsible for enforcing federal wage and hour law—has agreed to pay $7 million to settle claims that it failed to properly pay its own District of Columbia-area employees.

Jury to Determine Whether Restaurant’s FLSA Violations Were ‘Willful’

By Kate McGovern Tornone, Editor A federal district court has determined that a jury should decide whether a restaurant “willfully” violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when it declined to research the law’s requirements and ignored a warning that its compensations policies were not in compliance.

The Cost of Compliance? Applying Risk Assessment to FLSA Exemptions

By Holly Jones, JD, Senior Legal Editor During her recent master class on the upcoming changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) white collar exemptions, Kara Shea shared a wealth of advanced, in-depth legal information on wage and hour compliance. She also shared a little of the practical business strategy that comes from her […]

Who Can Recoup Attorney’s Fees Under California Wage and Hour Law?

California wage and hour law is a convoluted landscape when it comes to determining when a prevailing employee or employer can recover attorneys’ fees and costs. Under California Labor Code Section 1194, an employee who wins a lawsuit against her employer for nonpayment of overtime compensation is entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees.

Colorado wage theft protection law takes effect in January

by Emily Hobbs-Wright Most provisions of Colorado’s new Wage Protection Act, which establishes an administrative procedure to adjudicate wage claims under state law, will take effect January 1. The law means that for wages and compensation earned on or after January 1, 2015, the Colorado Division of Labor may receive complaints and adjudicate claims for […]

The 10 Most Costly Management Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

“It’s a case of perception vs. reality. The plaintiff perceives he (she) was disciplined, retaliated against, and harassed.  The reality is different. He (she) was terminated for a legitimate, non-discriminatory, non-retaliatory reason by a professional, well-trained manager with supportive documentation.” Jurors are never on the side of the employers, says Zandy, who is with the […]

HR sports roundup: football, futbol, and fireworks

As we head into the July 4 weekend, your EntertainHR sports reporters cover America’s favorite pastime–litigation! The women who cheer football got a boost this week when the Oakland Raiders announced they would pay their Raiderettes the California minimum wage of $9 per hour beginning this coming season.  This blog first covered the story back in […]