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Posts Tagged ‘Wage and Hour’

California Employers Don't Have to Require Lunch Breaks

April 16, 2012 by Kathryn Carlson | 0 comments

The California Supreme Court has ruled that employers only have to provide meal periods to workers, they do not have to make sure that employees actually take them. This decision is part of an active class-action lawsuit against Brinkers International Inc, which owns Chil...

Posted in: HR: Industry Updates, Uncategorized Tags: breaks and lunches, california, Wage and Hour Read More

Department of Labor Clarifies Position on Service Advisors Classification

April 08, 2011 by Kathryn Carlson | 0 comments

On April 5th, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor clarified that service advisors are not exempt from overtime . While the current regulations states “a service manager, service writer, service advisor or service salesman who is not primarily engaged...

Posted in: DOL Tags: Department of Labor, HR compliance, overtime, service advisors, Wage and Hour, wage payment regulations, wage payment rules Read More

Employee Bill of Rights- Happy 4th of July!

July 02, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson | 0 comments

In honor of the 4th of July holiday let's take a moment to celebrate our rights as citizens here in the United States and also discuss what rights employees have the workplace. Employees have the right (confirmed by a number of state and federal laws) to not be discrimin...

Posted in: DOL, HR: Industry Updates Tags: benefit, employee morale, fair labor standards act, FLSA, HR best practice, HR compliance, Wage and Hour Read More

Interns a source of free labor? Not likely!

April 30, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson | 0 comments

Businesses looking to save some money and complete a project often turn to interns. In today's economy recruiters and hiring managers may also get  a call from a job seeker asking to "intern for free" to "learn about your business".  Intern however is not a synonym for free...

Posted in: DOL, HR: Industry Updates Tags: Department of Labor, HR best practice, Wage and Hour Read More

Contractor or Employee? Misclassification of employees key enforcement issue in 2010

April 29, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson | 0 comments

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced that $12 million of its 2011 budget will go towards increasing enforcement of wage and overtime laws involving misclassification of employees. The U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis addressed the need to "secure minimum and overt...

Posted in: HR: Industry Updates Tags: Department of Labor, HR best practice, HR compliance, independent contractors, IRS, Wage and Hour Read More

Should Every Employee Use A Timecard?

March 29, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson | 2 comments

If you don't have all of your employees using timecards you might want to reconsider. Many employers only use timecards for non-exempt employees- but it is a good idea to have all employees keep accurate records of their time. Having everyone keep track of hours worked p...

Posted in: HR: Industry Updates Tags: Department of Labor, HR best practice, HR compliance, litigation, payroll, Wage and Hour Read More

Sitting ducks- why do business not follow basic HR regulations?

January 12, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson | 0 comments

Last week the EEOC entered into a $1.5M settlement with a Colorado auto dealer, and then on Monday announced another $85,000 settlement with a dealership in Ohio. In both cases basic HR best practices and federal and state regulations were not followed. The question is why?  ...

Posted in: DOL, HR: Industry Updates Tags: Department of Labor, EEOC, employment discrimination, HR best practice, HR compliance, HR software, Wage and Hour Read More

90 New Regulations...coming soon from the Department of Labor

December 17, 2009 by Kathryn Carlson | 0 comments

Wage and hour law continues to be a hot topic for our clients. Just when we  have learned how to deal with that last batch of new regulations on paying employees, record-keeping and employee classification the   Department of Labor will be proposing 90 new regulations in th...

Posted in: DOL, HR: Industry Updates, OSHA Tags: Department of Labor, DOT compliance, Fine Boggs & Perkins, FLSA, Ford & Harrison, OSHA, Wage and Hour, webinar Read More

Department of Labor hires 250 new wage and hour investigators

November 24, 2009 by | 0 comments

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis recently issued a statement regarding the increased enforcement of the department's Wage and Hour Division, announcing that she "hired an additional 250 new wage and hour investigators, a staff increase of more than one third, to ensur...

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