Fair Labor Standards Act – When show-up time is considered hours worked

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In our “FLSA – Hours Worked” series we have reviewed situations, such as travel time, waiting time, on-call time, etc., that raise the question of whether the time should be considered hours worked for purposes of minimum wage and overtime compliance under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In this segment of our series, we … Read more

Fair Labor Standards Act – When meeting and training time is considered hours worked

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As we discussed previously in our “FLSA – Hours Worked” series, there are circumstances when it may be unclear whether an employee’s time should be counted as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage and overtime requirements set forth in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). One of the more common situations when this question … Read more

Fair Labor Standards Act – When sleeping time is considered hours worked

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Continuing our “Hours Worked” series, we will discuss the topic sleeping time and when it should be counted as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Some occupations require an employee to be on the employer’s premises and available to work even though there are periods … Read more

Fair Labor Standards Act – When on-call time is recognized as hours worked

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There are many different employment positions and/or professions, such as nursing positions to repair type positions, etc., that may require an employee to remain available or on-call after their shift ends. The question most often asked is whether on-call time is hours worked for purposes of minimum wage and overtime. To answer this question we … Read more

FLSA – When to count “waiting time” as hours worked

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As indicated in our prior post, we are publishing a series of articles discussing various aspects of when employers should count time spent by an employee as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage and overtime calculations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Previously, we have covered the topic of travel time. Today, we … Read more

The Fair Labor Standards Act – Paying employees for “hours worked”

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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets forth federal minimum wage and overtime requirements. Although there are exceptions and exemptions to both minimum wage and overtime, most employers and employees are subject to those standards.* Thus, it is important that employers understand the rights and limitations imposed by this law so they may reduce liability … Read more

Portal to Portal Act: When an Employer Must Pay for Travel Time under the FLSA

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One of the most common questions for employment lawyers is, when is an employee entitled to payment for travel time? In other words, when does the time an employee spends traveling be classified as hours worked for purposes of wage payment and/or overtime calculations? The Portal-to-Portal Act is an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards … Read more

Minimum Wage: The difference between Federal and State laws

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 For some states, each new year brings changes to minimum wage laws. Also, state minimum wage laws may differ from the federal minimum wage. Thus, it is important to be aware of any changes to state minimum wage laws and how they differ from federal requirements. This is especially true because an employer is required … Read more

Employment Law and Labor Law: There is a difference (at times)

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As an attorney, I am often asked what the difference is between employment law and labor law. Frequently, the two are used interchangeably and, in most day-to-day usage, the interchange of the two words is accepted and appropriate. In the practice of law, however, there is a distinction between the two, and it is important … Read more

Employment Law Research: What you should know about SEO

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Electronic devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and notepads have changed the way most employers, small business owners, human resource (HR) professionals and other company representatives operate their business. Electronic devices make it possible to store, easily transport, and retrieve documents, such as employee records, contracts, and financial data. In addition, electronic devises enable us to … Read more

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