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Don't Fall Into The Gap: Wage/Hour Lawsuit Highlights Risks For Employers

by Fisher Phillips on

In August, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit affirmed dismissal of five purported class or collective actions brought against a number of healthcare systems and their affiliates. Although favorable for the...more

Fear and Loathing in D.C.: More Thoughts and Predictions about the New FLSA Regulations

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

For most of the year, we have been discussing the upcoming FLSA regulations and what employers can expect related to the white collar exemptions. Recently, the DOL delayed the release of proposed rules, potentially for...more

Supposed Fluctuating-Workweek "Legal Prerequisites" Come From Where, Exactly?

by Fisher Phillips on

"Fluctuating workweek" pay plans are provoking much litigation under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. These arrangements call for a non-exempt employee to be paid a salary as straight-time compensation for all hours...more

Good Things Come To Those Who Document Good Wage & Hour Practices

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

We have written in the past about the myth of unauthorized overtime. A recent California appellate case, Jong v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, shows how you can make unauthorized overtime’s impact on your business a myth,...more

State Law Wage & Hour Resource: You’ll Need It!

You thought that figuring out, and staying on top of, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act was tough. Well, don’t forget that you must comply with state wage and hour laws as well. Sure, the FLSA is quite nuanced and complex;...more

Illinois Becomes Latest State to Crack Down on Pay Card Abuses

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Last week, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed House Bill 5622, which amended the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (IWPCA) to explicitly provide employers with the option of paying employees through a payroll card, but...more

Use of Payroll Cards in Illinois to Come Under Increased Statutory Scrutiny: Gov. Quinn Signs New Amendments into Law on Aug. 6,...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Effective Jan. 1, 2015, employers in Illinois will have to follow new requirements in order to pay wages using payroll cards. The Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (IWPCA) currently provides for wage payment by check...more

OFCCP Proposes Burdensome Annual Submission of Pay Data

by Morgan Lewis on

The agency will publish “objective industry standards” on acceptable pay differences. On August 6, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published an advance copy of a regulatory proposal that, if...more

How to Avoid Emerging Wage & Hour Risks: Exempt or Non-Exempt, Contractor Liability & Minimum Wage Hikes

by Carlton Fields on

This webinar was designed to help employers keep up with recent developments in the rapidly-evolving area of wage and hour law compliance. These developments include ongoing efforts by federal and state leaders to increase...more

Keeping Payroll Well-Rounded (And FLSA Compliant!) [Wage & Hour FAQ]

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Whether you call it “rounding” or the “7/8ths rule” or have no word to describe it at all, rounding may be of central concern for employers, both in day-to-day operations and in litigation. Rounding is the practice of...more

Are you complying with your reporting and notification obligations for unclaimed wages?

by McAfee & Taft on

As employers, you have so many reporting requirements I know the last thing you want to hear is that there’s another one you may need to factor in. But, as lawyers it’s our job to sometimes be the bearer of bad...more

Getting Down To Business: Highlights Of New California Employment Laws

With the start of the new year, it is the perfect time for employers to ensure that their policies reflect the changes in California law. We covered many of the laws affecting employers in our “California Legislative Update...more

Wage and Hour Compliance Priorities for 2014

It is easy for us to recommend that employers conduct regular and comprehensive wage and hour audits that examine all facets of the employer’s pay practices to ensure compliance with the myriad of wage and hour laws. After...more

"Lawsuits -- I Get It! But What Should We DO?"

by Fisher Phillips on

"Wage-hour lawsuits are booming," trumpets one recent report after another, and this is certainly true. The risk of high-exposure wage claims against an employer is greater than ever. ...more

New Labor Laws Affecting Businesses Take Effect in 2014: BB&K's Cynthia Germano Examines the New Laws and Requirements for...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

As the new year dawns and we all make resolutions we are bound to forget by March, the California Legislature has passed new laws for 2014 affecting your business that you cannot afford to ignore. Business owners should work...more

Ringing in the New Year: A Summary of New California Employment Laws for 2014

by Buchalter on

California’s 2012­2013 Legislative Session concluded with the enactment of a variety of new laws that will affect California employers. In light of these developments, summarized below, California employers should review...more

Annual Labor & Employment Law Update

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

In This Issue: - New Legislation Public and Private Employers - Wage and Hour Law - Disability, Discrimination and Medical Leaves - Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation - Religion in the...more

Equal Doesn’t Always Mean Fair

On November 13, 2013, GAO reaffirmed its view that normalization of costs is impermissible in acquisitions where offerors’ approaches are not required to be the same. In AXIS Management Group LLC, B-408575 (Nov. 13, 2013),...more

It's Past Time To Dispel The "Half-Time" Fog

by Fisher Phillips on

A decision by the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (with jurisdiction over Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas) illustrates and exacerbates the utter and unwarranted morass into which the calculation of overtime pay has...more

California Wage/Hour Update No. 3, July 2013: Appellate Court Attacks Piece-Rate Compensation – Again

by Fisher Phillips on

The piece-rate compensation system, common among automotive technicians, agricultural workers, manufacturing employees, truck drivers, and others, has been a viable and rewarding form of compensation in California for over a...more

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