Overtime Labor Laws
Federal overtime laws, designed to help end the exempt vs. non-exempt debate, have made things worse. To non-exempt and exempt employees, labor laws continue to confuse.
Business Management Daily can help you comply with federal overtime laws. Learn when you have to pay overtime, and when you don’t.
If your company is like most and cutting costs is a top priority, reducing overtime expenditures can make a big difference. Be careful with how your company goes about reining in overtime, though; failing to properly pay for all overtime hours worked could result in more financial harm than good. In addition to paying employees back wages, you will also pay liquidated, or double, damages. And liquidated damages are the rule, rather than the exception. Paying employees correctly the first time is your best strategy. Employees have two years to sue for non-willful mistakes, and three years for willful mistakes. Read on to learn from others' mistakes.
In an attempt to right what he perceives to be a wrong-headed Supreme Court decision, President Obama is asking the DOL to change FLSA regulations covering home health care workers. Those workers have been exempt from the law since 1974 when the DOL lumped the workers into a “companion” category along with baby sitters and nannies.