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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If you require the overtime, pay the overtime

I am amazed sometimes at the things employers will do to avoid paying overtime. If this is done unintentionally, it is a sign of ignorance and lack of proper understanding of the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. If this is done intentionally this falls into the category of wage theft. Below is a …

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Do most employers engage in wage theft?

Are you an employer who pays employees for their work? Are you certain that you have accurately paid nonexempt employees for every minute they have worked? Are you certain that you have never incorrectly made a deduction from an exempt employee’s check when they didn’t work a full week? Well, congratulations if you haven’t, but …

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Three Hump Day Reads for HR

As many of you know, I occasionally point out the blogs of others that I think do a great job of informing you or are just plain interesting. So here we go. What the heck is a highly compensated employee under the FLSA? I don’t know about you, but that has always been a puzzler …

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"Comp Time": A Big "No-No" in the Private Sector- From the Archive

I often get comments on my posts that are questions or pleas for help. I received on yesterday on the subject of comp time. As a result, I decided to republish this post from the past to explain how a private sector employer must handle employees who work overtime. One area of the Fair Labor …

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As an employer are you engaging in wage theft?

An organization called the Wage Authority Group released a recent report saying that employers are stealing up to $50 billion annually from workers. This dwarfs the $14 billion stolen from people through robberies, burglaries, larcenies, and motor vehicle thefts in the nation. That is a tremendous number. As they calculate fifty billion a year is …

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The Obama era overtime changes are finally dead, maybe

On the last day of August a federal judge, Judge Amos Mazzant, seemed to settle the Obama administration’s attempt to alter the salary levels necessary to consider an employee exempt from being paid overtime. Or did he? A bit of history As you may recall, about this time last year companies were gearing up for …

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