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New Bill Seeks to Extend Comp Time to Private Employers

April 11, 2013
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The Fair Labor Standards Act already provides similar rights to public sector employers. It's about time that the law is changed to provide the same rights to those in the private sector.
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Are Employers Screwing Up the FLSA's Lactation Mandate? Probably Not.

January 30, 2013
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A little more than a year ago I pointed out that the Labor Department had only cited 23 companies, or 0.023 percent of all companies with 100 or more employees, with inadequate lactation accommodation. Now, with an additional six months of data, the number of citations has jumped by 13, from 23 to 36.
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Lactation-Rights Case Teaches Valuable Lesson on Responding to Employee Complaints

January 3, 2013
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Next time an employee communicates an issue with you, think about whether it is worth the risk to let the concern go unaddressed.
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Does an Unaccepted Offer of Judgment Moot a Wage-and-Hour Case? Genesis HealthCare Corp. vs. Symczyk

December 4, 2012
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The outcome of this case is difficult to gauge based on the oral argument, because both potential sides of the court attacked the underlying issues so differently.
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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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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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Does a 'Good Faith Belief' About an Illegal Pay Practice Support an FLSA Retaliation Claim?

August 6, 2012
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Despite a recent ruling, if an employee you have classified as exempt complains about overtime pay, do not assume it is safe to retaliate.
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Report: Wage-and-Hour Suits Hit Record Number

July 23, 2012
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The claims forming the bulk of these numbers include: misclassification of employees, alleged uncompensated 'work' performed off the clock and miscalculation of overtime pay for nonexempt workers.
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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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