Overtime: Steer clear of the comp time trap

  • August 28, 2016

Awarding comp time for extra hours worked is a common strategy that can backfire. The Fair Labor Standards Act lays out strict rules for what basis can be used for...

Exempt vs. non-exempt: FAQs

  • May 16, 2016

The questions surrounding who is exempt and who is non-exempt from overtime obligations under the FLSA have spurred hundreds of class action lawsuits costing employers...

Piece-rate pay trims $8 million from Petco

  • September 17, 2015

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...

FLSA: Calculating Hours Worked

  • January 02, 2015

HR Law 101: To ensure you’re in compliance with the FLSA, it’s important to understand the definition of “hours of work.” Any hour when an...

FICA wage base increases to $118,500 for 2015

  • October 22, 2014

The 2015 taxable wage base for the Social Security portion of FICA is $118,500, a 1.28% hike over the 2014 wage base. The 6.2% Social Security tax is payable by both...