Human Resources News & Insights

Debunking common FLSA myths

It’s been said that most firms are violating some form of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) — most without having any idea.

Study addresses the complicated world of wage-and-hour claims

Are wage-and-hour claims increasing or decreasing for companies? A new study lays it all out on the table.

6 top reasons wage-and-hour lawsuits are climbing rapidly

The federal government’s added emphasis on enforcing wage-and-hour laws mixed with workers’ contempt for being asked to work longer hours without increased pay during the recession has turned into a dangerous cocktail for employers.

High-profile lawsuits show unpaid internships are under attack

Interns for the movie Black Swan, magazine Harper’s Bazaar and the Charlie Rose show are suing. They claim they should’ve been paid for the work they performed. Can they win in court?

Supreme Court agrees to settle health reform debate

The Supreme Court has agreed to settle the dispute over the constitutionality of the healthcare reform law once and for all. When will it make its ruling?

D.C. court rules in favor of Obamacare

Chalk up another win for the White House in the growing battle over the constitutionality of the healthcare reform law.

Another skirmish in war against NLRB poster

That much-discussed National Labor Relations Board poster — you remember, the one that will tell your employees how to unionize — faces a new court challenge.

Who won this case? Applicant claims retaliation for suing former employer

An applicant claims a prospective employer rescinded a job offer after the company learned he’d filed an OT suit against a former employer. He sued for retaliation under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Did he win? Read the dramatized version of this real-life case and see if you can determine the outcome.

Horror story: How NOT to handle FMLA leave

Note to managers: Telling an employee to find another job on her first day back from FMLA leave probably isn’t the best idea.

Healthcare debate sparks ‘repeal amendment’

A constitutional amendment was just introduced in Congress in response to the backlash against Obama’s healthcare overhaul. But the chances of it affecting the reform law are negligible.