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Overtime Eligibility & Pay

We Love Our Phones, but Should Employees Be Paid for Using Them Off-Duty?

February 14, 2013
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If you provide them mobile devices, or let employees BYOD and connect them to your network, have a written policy that tells them they are not required to read or reply to emails after hours. Create a culture that lets your employees escape from work while not at work.
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'Time-Off Plans': An Alternative to Comp Time

November 28, 2012
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'Time-off plans' may be an efficient and economic way to manage employee pay. But how does an employer ensure a plan complies with the Fair Labor Standards Act?
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Temp Workers Sue Wal-Mart, Staffing Firms

October 23, 2012
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A group of Illinois workers filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and two staffing firms — QPS Employment Group Inc. and Labor Ready - Midwest Inc. — claiming they didn't receive pay for all hours worked and didn't receive employment and wage notices as required by law, according to the complaint in the lawsuit.
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Do Your Agreements Provide for Waivers of Collective Actions?

August 8, 2012
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Before embarking on a campaign to require that your employees sign away their participation in collective actions, you might want to wait for the 6th Circuit to have its say on the issue.
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Despite What Some Think, Employers do not Set Out to Cheat and Steal

July 16, 2012
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Paychecks and timesheets are neither a ploy nor a tactic. Instead, most employers are well-intentioned but ignorant of the myriad, twisted rules and regulations that govern why, when, to whom, and how much overtime is to be paid.
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The Midnight Shift Returns as Automakers Boost Output

June 8, 2012
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By the start of 2013, 22 of the 83 assembly plants in North America will operate with three shifts of workers, and nearly half of all vehicles built here will come from a three-shift plant.
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Pharmaceutical Sales Reps Exempt from FLSA Overtime Rules

May 10, 2012
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The ruling states that under the FLSA, employees are entitled to overtime pay for any hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week. In both cases, plaintiffs had claimed they were misclassified as exempt employees and denied overtime pay.
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Apple and Foxconn: Beginning to See the Light

February 29, 2012
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In remarkable moves, Apple and its major supplier Foxconn recently gave into public demands for better treatment of the workers who assemble electronic gadgets in China.
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Novartis Agrees to $99M Settlement in Sales Rep Wage Dispute

January 25, 2012
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The $99 million settlement resolves the wage-and-hour claims brought in 2006, as well as additional wage-and-hour claims covering a more recent time period, according to the joint announcement by Novartis and Sanford Wittels.
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