Employers can minimize the chances of litigation by taking steps that include periodic audits to determine whether employees are being properly classified, as well as careful record-keeping.
The lawsuit alleged HCS owner Charles Sisson discriminated against Roxy Leger, the company's bookkeeper, when he made offensive comments about her pregnancy and fired her because she needed to take maternity leave following the birth of her son, according to the EEOC.Read More
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. Read More
The study found that 880,100 New York employees earn less than $8.50 an hour. About 352,000 of those are in New York City, about 40 percent of the state total. In the city, 92 percent of those workers are at least 20 years of age.Read More
When involved in overtime claims based in state law, employers must initially review applicable state statutes and regulations before relying on federal tests, especially when in California.Read More
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.Read More
For the U.S. as a whole, technology workers reported their average annual wage rose to $81,327 in 2011 from $79,384 in 2010, according to a survey by Dice.Read More
Securities employers paid grads an average starting salary of $58,571. Overall, they provided 42,000 jobs to the Class of 2011.Read More
The average starting salary for those with bachelor’s degrees in the class of 2011 was $41,701, up 2.3 percent from the class of 2010, according to the winter 2012 Salary Survey report published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.Read More
The hiring and firing of employees at will, setting working hours, requiring employees to agree to noncompete agreements and even deciding whether to offer health care, vacation or maternity benefits are areas in which American employers enjoy a great deal of latitude, with relatively little government restriction or regulation. That's not necessarily the case overseas.