It is immeasurably less expensive to get out in front of a potential problem and audit on the front end instead of settling a claim on the back end.Read More
As part of our 90th anniversary, Workforce is talking to some of the people and organizations that helped influence today's workplace. In this installment, Workforce senior editor Ed Frauenheim speaks with Lilly Ledbetter about the act named after her and why she believes equal pay is an important concept for employers to latch onto.Read More
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.Read More
Ford, which lists 7,400 employees at five plants in Canada on its website, pays $79 an hour for wages and benefits to its hourly workers in the country, said the official, who asked not to be identified because negotiations with the union are private. That labor rate is the highest Ford faces worldwide and compares with $64 an hour in the United States, a company official said.Read More
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.Read More
Mayor Chris Doherty reduced the entire city's payroll to $7.25 an hour, including his own, the Times-Tribune of Scranton reported. Policemen and firefighters are included in those who saw their pay slashed, after the mayor said the city doesn't have enough money to pay its employees their regular rates.Read More
Aside from a few people, we have a horrific time getting employees to work overtime. We have to practically beg for volunteers. We're considering a rotating schedule of mandatory on-call weeks in which the entire workforce shares the inconvenience of pulling extra hours. Would this work? What else could we try?
—Frazzled in HR, software/systems, Knoxville, Tennessee
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.Read 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
High-profile media outlets are targeted by class-action lawsuits as questions of pay and hours draw attention.