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Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers must compensate employees for any work that the employer did “suffer or permit” the employee to perform. It is a highly debatable standard that is often contested by workers who are classified as exempt employees, but seek compensation ... Read More
New legislation has been proposed that would increase the minimum salary basis level that employers need to pay as part of the requirements to avoid the overtime rules. Workers classified as executive, administrative or professional employees would have their weekly minimum pay more than doubled, and the floor for highly-compensated ... Read More
Employees in Colorado will have increased rights under the state’s Wage Protection Act of 2014. The law has been expanded to give the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) more power to pursue wage claims on behalf of the employee. The new law also includes the expansion of the ... Read More
Payroll cards are seemingly ever-growing in popularity. They act just like a debit card and give you quick and easy access to your money. The employee doesn't need a bank account, and the employer doesn't have to pay check-cashing fees. The employer gives you a card, dumps ... Read More
Contractors working on public works projects must pay their workers prevailing wages, even when the Department of Labor fails to set a prevailing wage rate for a particular job.
In George et al v. National Water Main Cleaning Company et al, the contractor hired "catch basin cleaning" employees to clean state ... Read More
Once limited to two or three years of recovery for unpaid wages under Massachusetts law, employees can now look back up to six years. This week, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled that employees could recover unpaid wages using common law breach of contract and other causes of action. ... Read More
Companies are bought and sold on a regular basis, and a question often arises as to whether the new owner is responsible for wage and hour violations. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals , in Teed v. Thomas & Betts Power Solutions, LLC, looked at just such a situation where ... Read More
Today, just three days after Labor Day, Governor Mitt Romney vetoed a bi-partisan bill clarifying provisions of the law protecting a workers’ right to be paid for their work. The bill, which was passed by the legislature last week and sent to the Governor’s desk without opposition from any legislator ... Read More