Summer doesn’t have to be the season of your discontent. You can swim through the summer season’s special demands on, including employees’ vacation requests, if you remember the Fair Labor Standards Act's ( ) rules on working hours, calculating overtime when employees take a day off during the week and paying exempts.
Bye, bye, so long, farewell. Who doesn’t want to take a long weekend during the summer? And, since July 4 falls on a Saturday, it’s a safe bet that some employees will want the preceding Friday off while others will want the following Monday off.
Employees and their managers can usually sort out who gets to take which days off, but it’s up to you to pay employees correctly. Vacation pay is pay for idle time, which isn’t included in the regular rate calculation when figuring nonexempts’ overtime rates. If you include idle time pay in their regular rate calculations, you’ll be overpaying nonexempts...(register to read more)