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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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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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The Seven Deadly Sins of Employers in the Workplace

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. Most of you may think that employees continue to get more and more legal rights in the workplace these days. In reality, most of the rights that we counsel our clients about have been around for … Continue reading

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It’s “What’s Up? Wednesday.” Time to talk about COMPENSATION for an ER visit after a WORK INJURY . . .

You asked: “Our employee was injured on the job and spent three hours at the hospital during his regular shift. Do we have to pay the employee for his time in the hospital? And do we have to count these … Continue reading

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It’s “What’s Up? Wednesday”. Time to talk about ON-CALL TIME . . .

You asked:  “When is on-call time considered work time and does that time count toward overtime pay?” Renee answers: Employers are legally obligated under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to pay their employees for all hours worked.  The law … Continue reading

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It’s “What’s Up? Wednesday”. Time to talk about AFTER-HOURS TRAINING . . .

You asked:  “We are about to schedule a CPR and First Aid class for our employees. It will be after regular working hours. Do we need to pay employees for this time? If so, does this time count toward overtime?” … Continue reading

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It’s “What’s Up? Wednesday”. Time to answer your question about OVERTIME PAY and COMP TIME . . .

You asked: “An employee (desk job, no sales) was behind on her work and was advised by her boss to bring her desk current.  This particular boss has always stated that she never pays overtime. However, we have two different … Continue reading

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It’s “What’s Up? Wednesday”. Time to answer your question about overtime pay . . .

You asked: “Can or should an insurance agency pay overtime for staff in clerical positions such as receptionist, Account Manager, CSR, processors, etc.?” The answer: If they are non-exempt (hourly), yes! In fact, you must. The Fair Labor Standards Act … Continue reading

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