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Supreme Court Weighs Issue of Compensation for Post-Shift Security Checks

October 9, 2014
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This case will hinge on whether the security screenings are key to the nature of the employment.
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A Currency Exchange: Don't Get Tripped Up by International Compensation Practices

July 28, 2014
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India’s 2014 salary budget, for example, increased at more than triple the rate of the United States’—what does this mean for the U.S. workforce?
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Shedding Tiers: Auto Union Looks to Change Pay Gears

March 9, 2014
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United Auto Workers wants to eliminate the wage system that pays less-tenured workers at a significantly reduced rate for the same work, but challenges abound.
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When are Preliminary and Postliminary Compensable? Supremes to let us Know (Maybe).

March 4, 2014
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There are lots of preliminary of postliminary activities that could be occurring in your workplaces. I am hopeful that this case will provide employers needed guidance on the compensability of these activities.
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Finding Ways to Avoid Year-End Payroll Pain Points

December 20, 2013
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Making adjustments to payroll can also come with additional fees and penalties, which can be avoided with a little planning.


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Are Graduate Assistants Employees or Students?

November 21, 2013
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The status of a graduate assistant must be analyzed based on the 'economic realities' of each individual.


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The Email Curfew for Wage-and-Hour Compliance

November 20, 2013
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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.


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The Fluctuating Rules for the Fluctuating Workweek

November 13, 2013
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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.


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Clothes Make the Man, and the Wage-and-Hour Lawsuit

November 11, 2013
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Look for the Court to craft a rule that any gear, whether typically worn as clothing or not, is compensable 'protective gear' if it’s intended use is for protection for the specific needs of the job in question.
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Survey: Salary Forecast for U.S. Workers a Bit Brighter Than Overseas Counterparts

August 6, 2013
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The improving U.S. economy is good news for the strength of salary increases in the near term.
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