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Wage and Hour

Department of Labor Violates its Own Rule, Pays $7M

Sunil Rajaraman | Posted 10.24.2016 | Business
Sunil Rajaraman

If you don't think overtime compliance is a pressing issue for your company, you might want to reconsider. As it turns out, taking overtime for granted is a luxury that not even the US Department of Labor (DOL) itself can afford, according to its recent $7M settlement.

Supreme Court May Give A Break To Thousands Of Workers Shorted On Pay

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Workers who sue collectively over unpaid overtime may just get a big break from the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices heard arguments Tue...

FLSA Proposed Rules Clarified

Nora T. Akins | Posted 08.10.2016 | Business
Nora T. Akins

The DOL estimates 4.6 million exempt workers who make less than the 40th percentile will be affected by this legislation in the first year. It is time to audit compensation policies and practices.

BYOD - Where's The Party?

Nora T. Akins | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Nora T. Akins

Bring your own device (BYOD) is anything but fun. Every employer needs to address employees' personal communication devices. More and more employers...

Dave Jamieson

Court Ruling 'Unravels FedEx's Business Model' In Contractor Case | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business

In a decision that one judge wrote "substantially unravels FedEx's business model," a panel of federal judges ruled Wednesday that FedEx Ground and Fe...

Dave Jamieson

Senate Democrats Think You Deserve Overtime Pay | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats want more American workers to be taking home overtime pay. Echoing a similar move by President Barack Obama, a bill ...

Eric Cantor's New Plan Would Cost Workers Time, Flexibility and Money

Ellen Bravo | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

Workers desperately want more time with their families, more control over their hours, and fair compensation. The Cantor/Roby bill would make it harder for them to have any of the above.

More And More Workers Claim Companies Are Withholding Pay

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business

Do American companies have a problem with paying their employees? A growing number of workers seem to think so. Collective action lawsuits alleging...

Albany: Last Chance to Stop the Wage Thieves

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

It's difficult to imagine anything more basic to a free economy than the right of an employee to be paid for his or her work. Yet this fundamental right is routinely violated in New York's low-wage industries.

Solis Has Got It: Enforcing Workplace Rights for Undocumented Immigrants Protects American Citizens

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Traub

When U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis unveiled the Labor Department's new wage and hour enforcement and awareness campaign last week, she emphasize...

Overtime: 5 Things You Need to Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Charlotte Jensen | Posted 08.09.2011 | Small Business

Are you lost in the labyrinth of regulations pertaining to overtime? You're not alone. Plenty of business owners inadvertently find themselves confuse...