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Keep good time records, or expect to fight it out in court if some of your employees allege they weren’t paid for all time worked and are due overtime.
A bill working its way through the House of Representatives would allow private-sector employers to offer comp time in lieu of overtime pay.
Magnolia Health Corp. in Visalia, California, has agreed to settle charges that its policies violated the ADA.
There’s nothing wrong with accommodating and requesting more information at the same time.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: A federal court has agreed to a Department of Labor administration request to postpone its defense of the yet-to-be-enacted overtime rules finalized last year.
Employers that erroneously classify an hourly employee as exempt can expect their mistake to be a costly one. Not only will they have to pay two years’ worth of back overtime, but they’ll probably have to pay double that amount as a penalty for not getting the classification right.
A Florida trucking company refused to hire a military veteran who used a service dog, citing its “no pets” policy.
Q. We are entering the busy season at work and would like our employees to work longer hours than usual for the next two months. Do we have any obligations to provide our employees with additional meal breaks if they work longer than eight hours in one day?
The chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions wants the EEOC to rescind changes to the annual EEO-1 report that were instituted during the Obama administration.
If reporting wrongdoing is part of an employee’s job, then that doesn’t constitute whistleblowing.
Only one federal agency earned more ire than the Department of Labor when President Trump asked business interests to weigh in with their ideas on where the government should cut regulations.
When a worker files a lawsuit seeking class-action status, he must show the court that other workers are similarly situated to join the group.
Approving leave for someone who has claimed a disability may mean you are regarding the employee as disabled. Effectively, that may mean he really is disabled for ADA purposes.
The Senate adjourned for its two-week April recess without confirming Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor.
The employee can’t just quit and then expect to receive unemployment compensation benefits.
The New York City Council is considering six bills that would grant workers additional rights, including four aimed specifically at the fast- food industry.
The White House has sent Senate appropriators a spreadsheet detailing Department of Labor 2018 funding it plans to request.
Service advisors are not exempt under the auto salesperson exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The EEOC and the city of Philadelphia have reached a settlement concerning a disabled city sanitation worker.
The Coalition of Graduate Employees has teamed with the Pennsylvania Education Association to seek representation for an estimated 3,724 graduate student employees in the Penn State system.
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