WAGES & HOURS

EPA suit could require turning over extensive pay records

07/19/2017
Former employees claiming Equal Pay Act violations may force employers to produce not just past payroll information, but also after-the-fact pay data.

DOL to survey construction firms in Eastern Pennsylvania

07/17/2017
The U.S. Department of Labor will be surveying construction firms in 25 Eastern Pennsylvania counties over the coming months to collect salary data.

Tell government employees before reducing their pay

07/17/2017
Public employees have constitutional property rights in employment and are entitled to advance notice before their salaries are cut.

What are the limits for meal and lodging credits for employer-provided housing in Calif.?

07/03/2017
Q. Our company often deducts the costs of meals and lodging from live-in employees’ minimum wages. How much can we credit meals and lodging against minimum wage in California?

Can we use a tip credit in California?

07/03/2017
Q. We are expanding out hospitality chain into California. What is the maximum tip credit we will be able to deduct from servers in California?

Predictable scheduling rule takes effect in Emeryville, Calif.

07/03/2017
San Francisco’s famously employee-friendly ordinances continue to set the standard in neighboring cities.

Minnesota state court allows common law claim for unpaid wages

06/28/2017
A federal court in Minnesota has allowed a lawsuit to proceed based on the concept that unpaid time spent at work can be the basis for an unjust enrichment wage claim.

Acosta: DOL to begin new round of OT rules revision

06/12/2017
Brace yourself for an epic do-over of the salary-threshold rules that determine which white-collar workers are eligible for overtime pay.

DOL pulls Obama-era wage & hour guidance

06/12/2017
The U.S. Department of Labor is pulling the plug on two pieces of informal guidance affecting independent contractor misclassification and joint employment that were issued during the Obama administration.

Walmart enlists store staff for home delivery

06/08/2017
Walmart, the nation’s largest bricks-and-mortar retailer, is launching a novel delivery service to help counter competition from online retail giant Amazon.

Snapshot: Millennials most satisfied with pay

06/06/2017
A recent survey found that 61% of employees consider compensation a “very important” contributor to job satisfaction.

How should we track and manage work-at-home time for nonexempt employees?

05/10/2017
Q. We try to be a flexible workplace and sometimes get requests from employees to work from home for a day or two during school breaks and so on. I don’t have a problem with this for exempt employees, but what about hourly ones? How do we track that time?

House approves comp time instead of OT pay

05/06/2017
The House of Representatives on May 2 voted to allow most employers to offer compensatory time off in lieu of overtime pay when nonexempt employees work more than 40 hours in a week.

Can we require seven straight days of work in Texas?

05/03/2017
Q. Can I schedule employees to work every day of the week during our accounting firm’s busy season, or must I give them Sundays off?

Is there any law that prohibits scheduling back-to-back closing and opening shifts in Texas?

05/03/2017
Q. When one of our two store managers goes on vacation, we want the other to cover both opening and closing shifts for a few days. However, this would give her only seven hours of rest between shifts. How much time between shifts must we give employees under Texas law?
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