From the archive: Which industries do you think are hit the hardest by FLSA violations?

This two-year-old post is still relevant. Wage violations occur in these industries as much today as they did two years ago.  With the December 1, 2016 deadline for changes in the new overtime regulations a great deal of attention is being focused on the Fair Labor Standards Act. A recent study conducted by TSheets, using …

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Two for Tuesday

It has been a while since I last published due to my holiday hiatus. I wanted to start back up by making you aware of two publications of importance to HR. First up is a notice from Susan Milner Parrott of  Smith Anderson. She writes about four new opinion letters published by the US Department of …

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Five acts that violate the overtime provisions of the FLSA- again

I am still doing webinars on violations of the FLSA because employers still make these mistakes.  I spent an hour reading material on the many employers who make FLSA mistakes. Stop! Learn the correct ways! CNN Money published a list of the top 10 industries that violate the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. …

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From the archive: Halloween The Carnival of HR

I thought it was apropos to replay this Carnival of HR on Halloween. Enjoy these scary stories from last year. For the Halloween version of the Carnival of HR, the host, Mike VanDervort, asked us to submit “scary tales of HR.” Mike said: I suggested that people share a story about a scary HR practice …

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The decision on what salary level is appropriate to be considered exempt is delayed

Back in December of 2016 the Obama administration effort to raise the salary level which defined eligibility for exempt status from $23,660 to $47,476 per year, or $455 to $913 per week. That was brought to a halt in late November 2016 by several lawsuits, and as yet has not been decided. The USDOL has …

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How are lactating mothers protected in the workplace?

For some reason, there has been a spate of articles posted in various outlets about lactating mothers. I am not sure what the cause for this is, perhaps some employer is engaging in wrongdoing or some untrained manager has denied someone the opportunity to express breast milk. Who knows? Whatever the reason, it is a …

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From the Archive: In case you think recording employee time is not important, think again!

Recent news items about recording employee work time have prompted me to republish this post from earlier this year. Try not to make these time recording mistakes. In my consulting practice, I run across companies occasionally that are somewhat lackadaisical in keeping track of the time their employees are working. Often this comes from another …

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Who doesn’t keep time records?

In my consulting career, I have never run into companies that don’t keep time records for their nonexempt employees. Apparently, there are some companies that don’t and that spells trouble for employers. Violation of the FLSA Not keeping time records for people who have to be paid on the basis of their time worked is …

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Double wrong-doing: Another case of bad HR

I have been in HR for a long time and I have seen many errors. Every company I worked for, however, knew that nonexempt workers were owed overtime at the rate of time-and-a-half for all hours worked over 40 hours in the week. As a result, I usually chalk up incorrect payment of wages to …

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Videos to explain the FLSA

I opened up my mail today to read yet another story about a company violating the Fair Labor Standards Act. Once again it was a restaurant that was so bad they had to pay $654,366 in back wages to 567 employees for multiple FLSA violations. There was, however, a link in this article to a …

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