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.

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What you call an employee doesn’t determine whether she’s properly classified as exempt. What matters are her duties. If they are routine and menial in nature, she’s not exempt, even if she holds a lofty title within the organization.

A Papa John’s pizza franchisee faces jail time for his attempt to evade responsibility for paying overtime to workers at nine stores in the Bronx, N.Y.
In one of the largest recoveries of overtime wages in recent years for the U.S. Department of Labor, oil and gas service provider Halliburton has agreed to pay $18,293,557 to 1,016 employees nationwide.
Q. Our company needs to hire computer programmers to create, maintain, and update internal software, and to develop apps to give to our clients. I have heard about a “computer workers” exception from overtime. What exactly is the exception and can I apply it to my computer programmers?
National retailer Petco has settled a lawsuit filed by employees in California who groom pets in the company’s stores. The suit alleged the company failed to pay the workers minimum wage and overtime in violation of state and federal laws.
The Court of Appeals of California has upheld class-action certification allowing several employees to represent over 200,000 fellow current and former employees who claim they weren’t provided appropriate meal periods or premium pay for missed breaks.
Fewer opportunities to work overtime, less workplace flexibility for employers and employees alike: That’s the likely result of the Department of Labor’s proposed rule to more than double the salary threshold that makes white-collar managers eligible for overtime pay, according to comments submitted to the DOL by the Society for Human Resource Management and WorldatWork, two prominent HR organizations.
On July 6, the U.S. Department of Labor published a long-anticipated proposed rule that would make overtime pay available to nearly 5 million workers who are currently exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime requirement. The proposed rule would raise the minimum salary level for overtime exemption and raise the salary threshold for certain highly compensated employees.
A federal appeals court has upheld Department of Labor rules that grant minimum wage and overtime pay protection to live-in home health care workers employed by third parties.
How serious is the U.S. Department of Labor about cracking down on employers that misclassify workers as independent contractors instead of employees? It has begun a weekly media campaign to tout its growing list of legal victories in misclassification cases.
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