This is the kind of business owner that cartoons lampoon and employees hate

Here is what happens when an employer engages in illegal wrongdoing with the Fair Labor Standards Act. They get fined $2 million! The guilty party The guilty party is a Mexican restaurant chain in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The owner was accused of the following, according to Erin Dougherty Foley and Craig Simonsen , of Seyfarth Shaw: …

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Pay Attention Managers: You have to track time ACTUALLY WORKED!

The basics Let’s start with some FLSA basics. You have to track time because the Fair Labor Standards Act says you have to. You have to track time because this is the basis on which overtime is paid. Overtime is any time worked that exceeds 40 hours in a week. (Note: some states calculate OT …

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Five Steps to Diminish Wage & Hour Problems: Revisited

I first wrote this post in 2010, however it is still as applicable today as it was then. The links are disabled from that first post, but I have provided a link at the bottom for FLSA information. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ First off let me get the disclaimer out of the way. I am NOT an attorney. …

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