Revisited:Under the FLSA a late paycheck is as bad as no paycheck

With the current government shutdown, many employees have been furloughed. Others have been described as “essential” and are required to work for no pay, with the promise of getting all monies owed them when a new budget is authorized. It has happened in the past, as described below, but this time it is going to …

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Employers just keep messing up!

In the past month, there were multiple stories of employers messing up compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Here are the stories: Alabama Installation Company to Pay $134,097 to 22 Employees After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Overtime Violations U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Sacramento-Area Gas Stations Paying $45,957 to 40 …

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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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Wage and hour violations not only costly they can lead to jail as well

On December 2nd I wrote about the rise in the number of wage and hour lawsuits and the rising cause of settling those suits. Now we have a story of a wage and hour violations leading to jail time for the business owner. Improper dough According to a report by Josh Cline of McAfee &Taft …

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Which employment related claim is filed most often?

I helped give a webinar the other day for Blogging4Jobs. Attorney Casey Sipe and I talked about the coming changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act. There are going to be pretty big changes that will lead to many companies re-evaluating their current FLSA procedures. They may not be happy with what they find. And …

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Violating the Wage & Hour laws can be expensive

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3OoVn0_l3o[/youtube] Wage and hour violations cost employers a great deal of money. How much? A recent review of fines published at the USDOL website produced a list that totaled up to a great deal of money. It included: Shell Oil Co. and Motiva Enterprises LLC, which markets Shell gasoline and other products, have agreed to …

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Wage & Hour Lawsuits Cost Both Big and Small Companies

I had an after work “adult beverage” (aka beer) with a friend of mine who also happens to be a very fine attorney. In addition to just catching up we naturally talked about what is happening in the world of human resources litigation. He has been an attorney for about 20 years. He said that …

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Breaks, Meal Times and the FLSA

One area of confusion, and thus an area of the FLSA often violated deals with breaks and meal periods. Many employees think that they are entitled to a break or a lunch period. In fact, under the Fair Labor Standards Act, they ARE NOT entitled to any such thing. The DOL website specifically says “The …

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