All posts in Wage and Hour

Restaurants Run Afoul of the DOL

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe DOL recently audited multiple restaurants in the Austin, Texas area and uncovered a number of wage and hour issues. What do you need to know to avoid the same fate?

Don’t Let Salaries Get You in Trouble

Reading Time: 3 minutesThere are many misconceptions about wage and hour. Unfortunately, if you fall prey to one of these misconceptions, it can end up costing your business a lot of money. This article describes a huge misconception that I run across all the time.

New OT Rules Published!

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe long wait is over! Today, May 18, the Department of Labor’s overtime rules changes have been published. While the final updated salary threshold is lower than what was originally proposed, it will still mean potentially millions of additional employees will now be eligible for overtime. Read this article to find out what you can do to manage the changes.

New Overtime Rules Coming Fast

Reading Time: 4 minutesI started writing about the Department of Labor’s upcoming revisions to the overtime regulations nearly a year ago. The latest word is that the new rules will likely be published by July, and possibly even sooner, with employers having 60 days to implement them. If you haven’t yet started looking at your options, your time is growing short!

What’s New In Minimum Wage and Leave Laws

Reading Time: 4 minutesBoth California and New York have recently passed legislation raising the state minimum wage to $15 per hour. In addition, New York state and the city of San Francisco have passed paid leave laws. The laws are complex – read this article to find out more.

Using A Temp Agency May Not Keep You Off The Hook

Reading Time: 3 minutesMore than 160 workers at a Philadelphia direct mail and printing company will receive $1.45 million in back wages and damages after a federal investigation found their employer and a staffing agency jointly failed to pay overtime wages.

Volunteering, Part 2

Reading Time: 3 minutesIt’s virtually impossible for a profit-making organization to use volunteer labor directly. For non-profits, on the other hand, the situation is a bit different. Not necessarily less complicated, but different.

Volunteering Can Be Risky (For) Business

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen it comes to business expenses, what manager or owner doesn’t want to save money? There are a lot of ways to go about cutting expenses. IF you’re a for-profit company, though, asking employees to volunteer their services generally speaking isn’t one of them.

Are Your Employees Covered by the FLSA?

Reading Time: 2 minutesIt’s important for most businesses to pay attention to the provisions of the FLSA, because many employees are covered by the provisions of this law. But not ALL employees…

That’s a Lotta Dough!

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe US Department of Labor recently awarded $10.2 million to 19 states to aid in their fight against worker misclassification.