Officials said they did not 'intend' to impose penalties during the first year the requirement is in effect so long as employers are working in 'good faith' to comply.
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.Read More
The settlement also requires the international staffing firm to modify its anti-discrimination policy and amend its nationwide employment law compliance trainingRead More
The Labor Department said under terms of the settlement, Wal-Mart has agreed to pay all back wages the department determined are owed for violations in addition to paying liquidated damages to the employees and a penalty to the department.Read More
If you want to be able to argue that your honest belief justifies your decision, you better be able to support your claim. Read More
This enforcement guidance is required reading for any business that takes arrest or conviction records into consideration in any employment decision.Read More
The EEOC and I disagree on a lot. Yet, on this issue, we are on the same page.Read More
The Society for Human Resource Management said in a statement it 'is pleased that the guidance does not appear to impose a one-size-fits-all set of rules on employers and seems to take into consideration that every employer will have different needs and concerns in the use of criminal background checks in hiring.'
I remain convinced, as I've pointed out before, that I can walk into any company and find a wage-and-hour violation. Read More