Human Resources News & Insights

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which has been on the books since 1938, sets forth rules regarding employee wage practices, record keeping, workweek length, how overtime must be paid and a national minimum wage.

Supreme Court just killed this pay option for some: Is your firm impacted?

When the Supreme Court opted not to hear a recent FLSA case, it effectively killed a pay option for many employers and left one California city on the hook for a serious amount of back pay.

The return of Opinion Letters: DOL brings back key compliance tool for HR

Good news: HR pros will once again have one of the most useful DOL resources at their disposal to help with an array of tricky compliance issues.

Feds kill two ’employee-friendly’ rule interpretations, but will it help HR?

The DOL’s latest move gives employers some hope that the aggressive, pro-employee enforcement agenda of the agency’s previous administration is coming to an end.

Caution: DOL can cripple your future recruiting efforts for current pay mistakes

Imagine going through the stress of a DOL investigation, being ordered to pay out nearly $200,000 and then finding out you have to tell every new hire you plan to bring on about the ordeal.

That other major overtime bill HR needs to watch out for

Employers in the private sector are one step closer to being able to pay workers comp time in lieu of time-and-a-half for overtime hours worked.

Why the fight over DOL’s overtime rule could rage on … for a while

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule isn’t dead yet. In fact, it has a big ally. 

One missing punctuation mark cost this company $10 million

A single comma will end up costing one employer $10 million in unpaid overtime.  

This has got to be a record: 4 investigations, a judgment of $2.1M for OT violations

Occasionally, employers try some sneaky tactics to avoid paying employees the overtime they’re entitled to. This is the most egregious case of this kind of skullduggery we’ve ever come across.  

Is DOL now ordering firms to fire managers for pay mistakes?

Recognizing that employees’ direct managers and supervisors play a major role in many wage-and-hour violations, the Department of Labor (DOL) took a very aggressive step recently.  

Another delay for the DOL’s new overtime rule

It appears the Trump administration is looking to get a Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary in place before deciding what to do with the DOL’s new overtime rule.