Tag Archives: FLSA

Tracking Time: The Methods, the Risks and When You Can Change Time Cards

by Nancy Owen, PHR As Ben Franklin once stated, “Time is Money”. Entrepreneur Brian Tracy says, “Your greatest resource is your time.” So how do you keep track of your employee’s time? Keeping track of non-exempt employees’ time is not … Continue reading

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Employee or Independent? A Word of Warning for All Employers (Especially in North Carolina)

by Nancy Owen, PHR and Laura Pokrzywa Though the issue is one of concern for all organizations, employers in North Carolina should be especially concerned regarding misclassification of an employee as an independent contractor. According to the Internal Revenue Service … Continue reading

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Are Job Descriptions Really Necessary for My Business?

by Derek Ross The answer is a resounding, “YES!” No matter how big or how small your business is, written job descriptions are an essential piece to any organization, both in a practical and legal sense. But not just any … Continue reading

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How to Calculate Overtime Pay Correctly

by Jim Spencer As Lady Gaga found out the hard way, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is cracking down on employers who fail to pay their employees overtime in accordance with state and/or federal law. Her personal assistant sued … Continue reading

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Travel Time: When to Pay and What to Pay?

by Nancy Owen, PHR and Laura Pokrzywa Do you always have to pay your employees for time spent traveling? The answer, of course, is “it depends.” The first consideration is the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which is the federal … Continue reading

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Four Common Mistakes That Could Put Your Business at Risk

by Jennifer Roman The internet is a great resource for finding information related to employment law. Many employers use various internet resources to assist them with education regarding wage and hour laws, terminations and various other issues that they encounter … Continue reading

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Are Your Timekeeping Practices Legal?

by Nancy Owen, PHR Did you know that the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires you to keep track of your non-exempt employee’s hours – regardless of whether you pay them on a salary or hourly basis and regardless of … Continue reading

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So the New DOL Rule was Blocked . . . What Next?

by Renee Mielnicki, Esquire Hopefully, the shock of the Texas Court’s ruling on November 22nd that blocked the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule from becoming effective December 1st has now worn off a bit. As a professional that … Continue reading

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BIG NEWS: Federal Judge BLOCKS the DOL’s New Overtime Rules

by Laura Pokrzywa Just when you thought nothing could be more unexpected than the Chicago Cub’s winning the World Series, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant entered a preliminary injunction to block the Department of Labor from implementing the new minimum … Continue reading

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Holiday Pay: What is Required?

by Laura Pokrzywa Now that the election is history, all those antagonistic campaign ads will be replaced with ads featuring cookies, holly berries and jolly elves telling of big savings at holiday sales. As retailers welcome the start of the … Continue reading

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