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The Legal Implications of Nontraditional Workweeks

October 16, 2008
As employers consider adopting nontraditional schedules, what some of them are not doing is taking a clear-eyed look at the wage and hour ramifications of these arrangements. There are potential pitfalls—under both federal wage and hour law and the requirements of other jurisdictions—that demand close attention.
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Establishing a Culture of Compliance

September 16, 2008
Rather than relying strictly on the human resources department or online training programs, organizations should consider enlisting trusted leaders throughout the organization both to disseminate technical information about compliance and to sell others on its importance.
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Give 'Em a Break ... or Get Sued

September 16, 2008
Employers are being slapped with lawsuits—costing them millions of dollars in some cases—by workers who say they are being compelled to work through meal breaks. Antiquated labor laws are to blame, some corporations say. But plaintiff attorneys blame in part deteriorating corporate ethics.
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