Wages -- Exempt Employees

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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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    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) doesn’t require meal or rest breaks, but many states do. For breaks to be unpaid, the employee normally must be relieved of all work duties. Rest breaks of less than 30 minutes must be on the clock. Meal Breaks Employers may not place any restrictions on a nonexempt employee’s activities while...

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    Are all your employees accurately classified as exempt or non-exempt? How can you be sure, given the latest overtime rules from federal watchdogs? Easy -- conduct a top-to-bottom review of your pay practices, with help from an experienced employment law attorney. The DOL estimates that nearly 70 percent of employers are not in compliance with...
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    Executive compensation stood front-and-center following the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. In recent years, it’s come under increasing scrutiny by the Securities and Exchange Commission, investor groups, and others. It's one of those terms that can conjure up different images depending on which side of the fence you happen to be on....
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    "Ask Sam" is a monthly feature of Nebraska Employment Law Letter. Please submit any questions you have about labor and employment law matters to sj@eslaw.com. Q: I have an exempt salaried employee who has been out because of surgery. He has used all his vacation and sick time. He's now back to work four hours a day for...
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