Need more convincing the DOL will be ramping up its FMLA enforcement by showing up on the doorstep of firms it thinks may have dubious administrative processes? Check out these real-life examples.
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
The compounding effect of five developments in employment law has made using independent contractors significantly more appealing and risky at the same time.
Two thousand-plus pages … that’s a lot of law. So no one would blame you for not reading the healthcare reform law word for word. And if you didn’t, here are some things you probably don’t know it requires.
It’s a perk many employees love: being allowed to use personal devices (smartphones, laptops, tablets) to get their work done. But this trend can backfire on employers that don’t have a clear policy in place to govern the usage of these devices.
Technology’s made it easier for employees to be on call while still going about their personal lives. But companies should review their on-call policies to make sure they aren’t in danger of a hefty wage-and-hour suit.
Time-strapped managers wear several different hats over the course of a busy work day. With all of these responsibilities, it’s no wonder some tasks slide to the back burner.
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.
Employee handbooks are supposed to protect the company. But thanks to these common mistakes, many policy manuals are a lawsuit waiting to happen.
When an employee goes on leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), it can pay to double-check that your FMLA record-keeping processes are up to snuff, in case your FMLA administration/processes are ever called into question. Employment law attorneys recommend periodic internal audits of all record-keeping practices. That way, if there’s ever a […]
Whether to save money or administrative headaches, many employers make these all-to-common HR mistakes that can cost them big time.
A new court ruling is a win for exotic dancers in Kansas — and also highlights the difficulties in determining just who qualifies as an independent contractor.
Any time the DOL accuses your company of breaking federal pay laws, it’s a major headache.
For the first time since 2003, all of the members of the the National Labor Relations Board have actually been confirmed by the Senate. So what’s that going to mean for employers?
Check out the two-pronged test that saved this employer’s bacon in a recent overtime pay class-action lawsuit.
Pennsylvania just joined the growing list of states that pledged to work with the Department of Labor (DOL) in preventing employers from misclassifying full-time employees as independent contractors (ICs). Will your state be next?
Employers now have one less Obamacare requirement to worry about.
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