Event Calendar April—June, 2009Read More
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.Read More
Like many companies, we have a lot of baby boomers who will be retiring soon. Many of them want to keep working, at least partially. I was curious what other companies are doing to accommodate older workers. How do we map out a strategy for keeping these stalwarts around?
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?
Employers are advised that job-related training is compensable if required as a condition of employment or continued employment. In determining whether time devoted to training must be paid, careful consideration should be given to applicable regulations.Read More
When the completion of homework, including reading and preparing for future classes, programs or seminars is required, time spent by an employee completing assignments for such training is compensable.Read More
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?