Yesterday, attorneys from the law firm of Day Pitney, LLP, discussed a common—and potentially problematic—wage/hour issue that may not be on your radar: those few minutes of daily computer booting up and booting down that take place while employees are technically off the clock. Do you need to pay them for this time?
Category Archives: Wage and Hour
Answers to some common questions about paying workers plus how to comply with FLSA regulations relating to exemptions, minimum wage, and overtime.
Yesterday, BLR Legal Editor Susan E. Prince, JD, explained the proposed FLSA changes on the table that could mean far greater employee eligibility for overtime—and greater overtime payouts for you. Today, she’ll explain more about the potential costs to employers, and how you can prepare yourself.
Yesterday, Attorney Jeff Hurt of Foulston Siefkin, LLP, took us through the recent Riser v. QEP Energy pay bias case. The upshot is that a longtime—and excellent—employee will get her day in court on multiple discrimination claims against her former employer, QEP Energy Company.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is tricky enough for employees who work standard schedules. But how do you calculate FMLA time for employees (such as fire personnel) who work 24 hours on and 48 hours off, or employees who work 10- or 12-hour shifts? BLR® Senior Legal Editor Susan Schoenfeld spells it all out for us today.
Yesterday, BLR® Senior Legal Editor Susan Schoenfeld, JD, explained some of the parameters of a proposed rule issued in January by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) that would change and modernize its existing sex discrimination guidelines. Today, Schoenfeld looks specifically at the proposed changes in the compensation realm.