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FLSA: Calculating Overtime for Employees Who Work Two Jobs at the Company

When an employee is not specifically exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime requirements, you must pay for hours worked over 40 per work week at a rate that’s at least one and one-half times the employee’s regular rate of pay. If during a single work week an employee does two or more … Continue reading FLSA: Calculating Overtime for Employees Who Work Two Jobs at the Company

Permitted Salary Reductions to Exempt Employees’ Salaries

Employers generally cannot change exempt employees’ compensation because of absences from work. However, employers can reduce pay without jeopardizing employees’ exempt status if absences of a full day or more due to: Personal reasons Illness or accidents if employees are covered under sick or disability pay policies Unpaid leave taken pursuant to FMLA act Violations … Continue reading Permitted Salary Reductions to Exempt Employees’ Salaries

FLSA Recordkeeping Requirements: Are You Compliant?

The FLSA requires employers to keep records on wages, hours, and other items, as specified in Department of Labor recordkeeping regulations. Most of the information is of the kind generally maintained by employers in ordinary business practice and in compliance with other laws and regulations. What Records Are Required: Every covered employer must keep certain … Continue reading FLSA Recordkeeping Requirements: Are You Compliant?

The Cost Of Employment Lawsuits

According to Bloomberg Law Reports published statistics, employment lawsuits have risen over 400% in 20 years. Additionally, according to the report, if an employment lawsuit is filed against the employer in Federal court, statistically there is a 16% chance that the employee will win more than $1 million and an almost 70% chance the employee … Continue reading The Cost Of Employment Lawsuits

IRS Bars Employers From Giving $ To Workers To Buy Health Insurance On Their Own On the Exchange

The Internal Revenue Service has ruled that employers cannot hand tax-free contributions to their workers and tell them to purchase health insurance, The New York Times reported. Employers who try dumping employees into the healthcare exchanges to avoid having to pay for their coverage are now on notice that the practice is prohibited. Employers who … Continue reading IRS Bars Employers From Giving $ To Workers To Buy Health Insurance On Their Own On the Exchange

Why Your Managers Need Sensitivity Training NOW!

Los Angeles Clippers’ owner likely to suffer monetary damages for alleged racial statements… Mozilla CEO retired after being under fire for donating money to oppose gay marriage … Paula Dean lost more than $12.5 million for N-word controversy… And on and on… Don’t think that these issues are far removed from your organization. When managers … Continue reading Why Your Managers Need Sensitivity Training NOW!

Equal Pay Act (1963)

The Equal Pay Act amended the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The act prohibits paying lower wages to one sex than the other for jobs that are similar in terms of: Skill Effort Responsibility Working Conditions Differentials in compensation are allowed under the following circumstances: Seniority systems Merit systems System based on quantity or quality … Continue reading Equal Pay Act (1963)