Do not assume that you need not pay overtime to employees who are paid other than hourly.Read More
For now, at least in the 6th Circuit, it appears that individuals waivers of the right to join wage-and-hour collective actions are dead.Read More
If a non-exempt employee works more than 40 hours in a week, you must pay them overtime. Period. No exceptions.Read More
If scholarship athletes are employees, then they are likely owed minimum wage and overtime. This case has huge implications beyond collective bargaining.Read More
The FLSA needs to be scrapped and rebuilt from scratch. Otherwise, a confusing system will be left in place that is unfair to both employers and employees.Read More
Education on the FLSA, not stronger wage-and-hour laws, will help prevent wage theft issues. Read More
How do you prevent employees from claiming overtime wages for the off-the-clock time they spend receiving, reading, and sending work-related emails? Maybe an email curfew is the answer.
There is a clear advantage to paying your salaried non-exempt employees via the fluctuating workweek. Just make sure you meet the FLSA’s four-pronged test.
Before you send that next email or memo requiring employees’ presence at a charitable event, don’t, unless you want to pay employees for their time.Read More
If you provide them mobile devices, or let employees BYOD and connect them to your network, have a written policy that tells them they are not required to read or reply to emails after hours. Create a culture that lets your employees escape from work while not at work.Read More