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Labor Laws Got You Lost How to Play by the New Employment Rules

August 6, 2009
President Barack Obama has been in office for only seven months, but already his administration has ushered in a slew of rules and regulations that affect the way employers deal with their employees—from a new law that makes it easier for people to pursue pay discrimination cases to a broader reading of who's covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do I Pre-empt a Workplace Affair?

May 5, 2009
One of the members of my department is having sexual relations on company property, during working hours, with a co-worker in another department. I don’t care that they are having an affair; I just don't want them to be doing it on my time. How can this be addressed?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Correct Misclassifications Under FLSA?

March 18, 2009
Under FLSA, what is the statute of limitations on making overtime payments to nonexempt employees that were misclassified as exempt? This occurred at our company for about 20 years. We are under new management, which is trying to address the wrongdoing. However, there are still employees in management positions here who knowingly misclassified people. We are being told that our hours of overtime (eligible) to be compensated is limited to the last three years, and have been asked to estimate the actual hours we worked beyond straight time. How does this comport with federal statutes?
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