Human Resources News & Insights

FLSA, overtime lawsuits just got a lot more expensive

Employers now have even more incentive to make sure they abide by wage-and-hour laws. 

Restaurant owner sentenced to two years in jail for wage theft

The stakes for violating wage and hour laws in California just got raised. In a landmark decision, a San Diego restaurant owner was sentenced to two years in jail for wage theft and labor violations. 

3 keys to defeating unfair pay claims

This employer’s courtroom victory provides a blueprint for how to defeat workers’ claims that they weren’t paid for all of the time they worked. 

Restaurant chain goes the distance in FLSA violations: $500k tab is the result

Now here’s a company that seems to believe in the old adage: “If you’re going to break one rule, you might as well break them all.”

What employment law violations got this owner 3 years in jail?

Meet Miguel Castro, 44, of Uniontown, OH. He was just sentenced to 33 months in prison after being found guilty of charges resulting from investigations by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor. 

Reminder: The states are looking at your pay practices, too

Just a reminder: It’s not just the feds who are on the lookout for wage and hour violators — it’s state authorities, too.  

7 reasons to fear the growing wave of FLSA lawsuits

For the seventh straight year, the number of wage and hour lawsuits filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has increased — and there are a number of reasons employers should fear the news is only going to get worse.

Yes, you can ask for more info under FMLA — but tread carefully

FMLA rules say employers can ask employees for some info about their health. But as this company found out, there’s a limit.  

Supreme Court gives the green light to the ‘pickoff play’

Did the Supreme Court just hand employers a new weapon to fight collective FLSA lawsuits?

FLSA case: Staffers working from home must track their own hours

A new ruling may finally clear up a telecommuting wage-and-hour issue that’s frequently stumped HR pros.