Posts Tagged ‘Fair Labor Standards Act’

DOL releases new overtime regulations

On May 17, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued the new Fair Labor Standards Act overtime regulations, which will mean millions of employees who are currently exempt will, for the first time, earn overtime for any hours worked in excess of 40 during a work week. Previously, the minimum salary level to qualify for…

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Start planning now for new overtime rules expected July 2016

Employers should begin preparations for the likely announcement of new overtime regulations. The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that it anticipates publishing final versions of new overtime rules in July of 2016. The updated rules are expected to affect up to an estimated 4.6 million workers currently classified as exempt salaried employees. In July…

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Pizza franchisee jailed for wage violations

When employees file lawsuits claiming unpaid overtime wages, they can bring in their co-workers, leading to lawsuits which are both costly to defend and to settle. Further, reports by employees can lead to disruptive investigations by the Department of Labor. But one Papa John’s franchisee in New York has found that the stakes can be even higher—he was sentenced to 60 days in jail in addition to paying $230,000 in restitution to his employees.

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How long do I keep applications?

Employers often ask how long they should keep the applications of unsuccessful applicants. Based on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s recent enforcement actions, it’s important to know the right answer to that question. In June 2010, Martina Owes applied for two vacant warehouse positions with Coca-Cola Bottling of Mobile, Alabama. According to Owes and the…

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Arbitration policies for wage and hour claims

As the number of Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuits has grown, employers have started taking notice of the power a sizable class made up of numerous employees can command. Arbitration provisions – once the realm of commercial disputes between customers and business – are now part of the labor and employment framework. FLSA collective actions…

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