A new appeals court ruling illustrates that an employer that pays a salary to an employee who is classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) should also ensure that the employee agrees the salary covers...more
Washington state's minimum wage rate will rise to $9.32 next year, part of an annual inflation adjustment meant to help employees' pay keep pace with the cost of living.
May an employer avoid paying a unionized employee for time spent putting on and taking off certain protective gear, such as safety glasses and ear plugs? What about ordinary clothing with special safety features, such as...more
Requiring nonexempt employees to come to a work site by certain means - such as taking a bus from a remote parking lot to a manufacturing plant - does not necessarily mean they must be paid for the time spent in transit, a...more