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Federal employment law spotlight: FLSA, OSHA, wage discrimination

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Two new resources on federal compliance and a legislative attempt to address last week’s Supreme Court decision on pay discrimination head this week’s news from Washington.

Overtime calculator

The U.S. Labor Department debuted a useful new tool that employers (and employees) can use to estimate overtime pay. The web-based FLSA Overtime Calculator Advisor asks a set of questions about pay periods, hours worked, hourly pay scales and additional compensation. Plug in the information—the kind found on most pay stubs—for any given employee, and the calculator delivers an estimate of the amount that he or she should have been paid including overtime.

Texas attorney Mike Fox, of employment law firm Ogletree Deakins, says he wouldn’t be surprised if the calculator proves most popular with employees double-checking their pay. “Hopefully, it will confirm that you are paying them correctly,” he writes on his Jottings by an Employer...(register to read more)

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