Answering questions about Holiday Pay for the 4th of July

This was originally posted on July 5, 2011.  Many people screw up paying correctly for a holiday. Even people with the title of HR Manager had to ask how they should do this. For that reason, I publish this every year that the 4th appears on a weekday. The Fourth of July is Wednesday of this …

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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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Holiday Pay for the 4th of July: Revisited

  This was originally posted on July 5, 2011. I thought I would revisit it prior to the holiday in 2012. I was reminded of this post by someone else finding it and posting a link to it on their blog. If someone is interested I thought you might be too. The Fourth of July …

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Three Myths About Holiday Pay Under the FLSA

There are a lot of myths and misunderstandings that have developed about how and what people must be paid. Much of this comes from the past practices that people learned from working for unionized companies, nonunion companies trying to remain that way, or larger companies trying to compete for workers. Here are three myths about …

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