Wage & Hour Law

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    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was passed in 1938 to ensure that employers who fall within its reach abide by a number of different “fair labor standards.” Accordingly, FLSA establishes key employment standards in a number of areas including minimum wage, overtime pay, record-keeping, and employing younger workers....

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    When the facts and the law do not favor employees' claims, they often will emphasize the perceived unfairness of the law and base their arguments on something other than the law's language. That was precisely what happened in a recent Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) case from the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Although the facts and the FLSA...
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    Employee leasing is a contractual arrangement between an employee leasing company and a client who manages and controls the work performed by the employees. A recent decision by the New Hampshire Department of Labor (NHDOL) discusses the division of employer responsibility between the employee leasing company and the client. Which company is...
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    In February, President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order that will increase the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10 per hour. Though most employers weren't immediately affected by this change, the order lends momentum to a broader effort to increase the federal minimum wage for all workers and has already influenced equivalent...
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    In February, President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order that will increase the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10 per hour. Though most employers weren't immediately affected by this change, the order lends momentum to a broader effort to increase the federal minimum wage for all workers and has already influenced equivalent...
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    As the proliferation of wage and hour lawsuits continues, employers are being reminded of just how important it is to strictly comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other laws regarding employee compensation practices. Many employers have been subjected to considerable liability for seemingly innocuous instances of noncompliance....
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    Alternative work arrangements are fast becoming a major job incentive in the American workforce. Some studies place flexible work programs as the second-highest contributor (after compensation) to job satisfaction. As technology changes and fewer jobs need to be performed on-site, telecommuting is becoming more than just a once-in-a-while thing...
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    The Colorado General Assembly wrapped up its 2014 legislative session in early May, passing a number of bills that change the landscape for Colorado employers. Here's a look at the significant employment-related bills that passed and are expected to be signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper, as well as other bills that didn't make it...
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    In February, President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order that will increase the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10 per hour. Though most employers weren't immediately affected by this change, the order lends momentum to a broader effort to increase the federal minimum wage for all workers and has already influenced equivalent...
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    In February, President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order that will increase the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10 per hour. Though most employers weren't immediately affected by this change, the order lends momentum to a broader effort to increase the federal minimum wage for all workers and has already influenced equivalent...
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