Human Resources News & Insights

FLSA ruling: When you don’t have to pay workers for training time

A U.S. District Court just gave employers a helpful example of when it’s okay to NOT pay workers for the time they spend in training. 

Massive crackdown: DOL busts 152 firms, collects $1M in back wages

We’ve been warning you that the Department of Labor (DOL) cops are out in full force, and they just made a series of big busts. 

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.

Can employees voluntarily refuse overtime pay? DOL weighs in

Citywide Protection Services formed an agreement with its security guards: The guards could work extra hours in exchange for straight-time pay only — no time-and-a-half. 

Docking pay for exempt employees: What’s allowed?

Don’t feel bad if you have trouble understanding the pay-docking rules laid out by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The regs are pretty murky.

Court: Can’t sue employers that ignore breastfeeding rules

The healthcare reform law amended the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to require employers to provide breaks and a room for nursing mothers to express breast milk. So why can’t mothers sue when their employers refuse to follow those breastfeeding rules?

DOL enforcing breastfeeding break rule

Companies have already been found guilty of violating the new breastfeeding break rule implemented by the healthcare reform bill and have started receiving citations.

Exempt employee takes ‘snow day’: Can you deduct salary?

Snow emergencies create FLSA compliance headaches. But here’s a guide that’ll keep you safe.

Employee kept OT work quiet – so court says ‘no pay for it’

Chalk up a big win for employers: A worker tried to saddle her employer with a big overtime bill after resigning, but a court wasn’t having any of it.

FLSA alert: Some employee training exempt from OT

Under the FLSA, most employees who receive training above and beyond the normal workweek have to be paid overtime for the time they spend in that training. But the law has an oft-overlooked exception that could benefit a lot of employers.