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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Q. We allow nonexempt (hourly) employees to work from home. Some of them are turning in overtime slips. Do we have to pay them for those self-reported extra hours?
Most employers have strict rules against working overtime without authorization. They use time clocks or other tracking systems to keep accurate records. But what if supervisors tell employees to work before they clock in or after they clock out?
Q. Our front-line supervisors often fill in for vacationing nonexempts. Do such duties jeopardize their exempt status during the weeks they substitute for the vacationing employees?
Jennifer O’Neill, former personal assistant to entertainer Lady Gaga, is one step closer to getting her day in court. She claims Mother Monster kept her on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for over a year. Her lawsuit seeks overtime pay for every hour of each of those days.
The DOL has announced final rules extending FLSA minimum wage and overtime protections to most workers who provide home care assistance to elderly, sick and disabled people. The rules will go into effect Jan. 1, 2015.
By focusing on wage theft and retaliation claims instead of broad enforcement efforts, California’s Labor Department has managed to assess more than $51 million in civil penalties against businesses found to be in violation of state labor laws.
A federal appeals court recently ruled that personal liability for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act extends beyond corporate officers to individuals who exercise control over significant aspects of a company’s day-to-day functions.
Gravel truck drivers at a Houston-area concrete company will split $173,863 in back overtime pay following a settlement with their employer, Porter Ready Mix. Instead of paying the 16 truckers an hourly rate, the company paid them by the trip.
During a recent 12-month period, more than 7,750 wage-and-hour lawsuits were filed in federal courts, an increase of almost 10% over the preceding 12 months. Pennsylvania once again ranked among the top 10 states for such new lawsuits. The good news: There are ways for employers to reduce the risk of wage-and-hour suits, and strengthen their defenses if one is filed.
Three Bay Area adult care facilities face nearly $600,000 in fines for not paying overtime or the minimum wage and failing to provide meal breaks.
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