Human Resources News & Insights

More OT equals more heart attacks, study says

Employee productivity is at an all-time high — but is it too high?

OT miscue costs employer over $300,000

Deciding whether after-hours work is de minimis is tricky. When in doubt, it may be best to assume all work is compensable.

Tracking FMLA leave properly: Feds clear up 2 tricky issues

The Department of Labor has issued final regs clarifying when time off does — and doesn’t — qualify under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Do employees get OT for after-hours online training?

Online training has become common and convenient. But suppose  employees do it after work at home. Do you have to pay them overtime, under the Fair Labor Standards Act? The short answer is “yes,” but there are complications.

Are ‘managers in training’ exempt from OT?

Most managers are exempt from overtime payment under the FLSA. But what about employees getting trained to become managers?

$35 million lesson: Not all managers are exempt from OT

As all HR pros know, most managers don’t get paid overtime. But, as one company recently learned the hard way, not everyone with the title of “manager” is exempt.

DOL answers tricky questions about OT rules

A recent Opinion Letter from the U.S. Dept. of Labor straightened out how employers should deal with two common overtime-pay scenarios that don’t seem to be covered in the regs. 

Company required OT work — should she get an exception under ADA?

Your company has a policy requiring everyone in one department to work overtime. But what if an employee says she needs an exception to the rule to accommodate a disability?

Who won this case: Does retaliation cover ALL complaints?

An employee complains about a perfectly legal policy change. Later, he’s fired. Can he sue for retaliation? Read the facts of this real-life case and decide: Who won?

Answers to tricky HR questions: Paying unauthorized OT

Our team of experts fields real-life, everyday questions from HR managers and gives practical answers that can be applied by any HR pro in the same situation. Today’s question: What happens when an employee works overtime without getting the OK to do so?