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Navigating the Coronavirus Unemployment / Return To Work Dilemma

CDC picture of the coronavirus

I will be part of a Bloomberg Law panel tomorrow, May 13, entitled “Reopening During Coronavirus: What Employers Need to Know” (click the link for free registration, with CLE available for attorneys). One of the more interesting wage and hour ...

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State Appeals Court Clarifies Unlimited Paid Time Off Policies in California

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COVID-19-induced challenges and the resulting work-life balance changes have cut into the time I have had available for posts, but I wanted to pass along an important non-coronavirus related court decision from this past month that ties into one of ...

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FLSA FAQ: The FLSA and Coronavirus: Paying Employees during the COVID-19 Outbreak while minimizing Wage and Hour Risk

CDC picture of the coronavirus

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China is increasingly creating challenges for employers in the United States seeking to protect their workforces and customers, and maintain continuity of operations. While much of the focus has understandably ...

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FLSA FAQs: Liquidated Damages and FLSA Non-Compliance

In our last post, we discussed what can happen if you do not pay the proper overtime premium to your employees pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Employees whose employers fail to make FLSA-required overtime can enforce their ...

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FLSA FAQs: Penalties for FLSA Non-Compliance

In recent weeks, we have gotten really into the weeds about the modifications to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations (see Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and the TL;DR version). This week, I would like to back up ...

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PTO Forever: Unlimited Vacation

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As we roll into the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., vacation and the long holiday weekend are on my mind! I’m fortunate to be able to do some pro bono work in my in-house practice. One issue that a ...

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FLSA FAQ: Pay Wages Late, and You’ll Be The One a Dollar Short

Over the holidays, I read about a lawsuit against a now-shuttered Dallas hospital filed by a nurse who was among 150 or so employees who were told the morning that the hospital suddenly closed for good that they would not be ...

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The FLSA and Inclement Weather: Paying Employees During Weather-Related Shutdowns

Over the holidays, a number of areas of the country experienced severe weather, from blizzard conditions to thunderstorms and tornadoes.  Blog readers and HR contacts in the industry have been sending questions, posting on social media, and calling with questions ...

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FLSA FAQ: Properly Compensating Employees for On Call Time

Recently, we discussed the issue of a call center employer who took deductions for employees’ “idle time” while on duty, both at breaks and while waiting for their next work assignment.  As a follow up to that post, I wanted ...

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Waiting to Exhale: When to Pay Employees for “Idle Time”

Recently, we discussed the issue of a call center employer who took deductions for employees’ “idle time” while on duty, both at breaks and while waiting for their next work assignment.  As a follow up to that post, I wanted ...

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