In the latest example of the federal government's ongoing efforts to aggressively enforce wage and hour laws, the Philadelphia-based restaurant and sports bar chain Chickie's & Pete's has agreed to pay more than $6.8 million...more
Two restaurants in California have been fined $1.9 million for a variety of wage and hour violations as the result of an investigation by state and federal labor agencies.
The fines mark the latest example of joint...more
To help simplify recordkeeping, federal law allows employers to round the time worked by hourly employees to the nearest quarter hour.
But, as a $2.75 million settlement by uniform services provider ARAMARK...more
New York is now collaborating with the federal government to go after employers that misclassify employees as independent contractors.
The US Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) on November 18 entered...more
New regulations from the US Department of Labor (DOL) mean most employers will need to begin paying the minimum wage and, potentially, overtime to direct care workers such as home health aides, personal care aides and...more
An employer may prorate the base pay of a salaried employee without forfeiting the employee's exemption from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), as long as it covers the shortfall with additional...more
Wage and hour claims will create the most monetary exposure for employers in 2013, followed closely by claims of age discrimination, retaliation and racial discrimination, according to a new survey of in-house counsel....more