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Unpredictable Work: Scheduling Mandatory or “Forced” Overtime for Employees

Particularly this time of year, many employers face unpredictable demand for labor.  Whether in retail stores facing a crush of shoppers, hospitals and health care providers facing spikes in patients using benefits before the end of the year, manufacturers running ...

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Department of Labor Ramps Up Outreach To Retailers’ Employees

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Department of Labor (DOL) released an ominous blog post for employers, as they tend to do from time to time.  Last time, it was to promote its official timekeeping app, and this time it ...

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FLSA FAQ: Giving FLSA-Guilt-Free Thanksgiving Turkeys and Other Holiday Gifts to Employees

For readers in the U.S., tomorrow is Thanksgiving and the start of a long holiday weekend for many of us.  As we head into the holiday break, it is a good time to address how employers should handle holiday gifts ...

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FLSA FAQ: The “Starter” Minimum Wage Already Exists, But Isn’t Very Useful

Two topics that we have heard quite a bit about during all of the GOP debates so far are immigration and the minimum wage–two of my favorites.  We’ll leave the immigration debate aside for now, but I want to highlight ...

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Congress Repeals FLSA Provision, Immigration Battle Heads to Supreme Court

Earlier this week, we discussed the important amendment to the transportation bill that would clarify that federal law preempts certain state meal and rest break laws for interstate carriers.  That’s not the only change involving the FLSA and wage and ...

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What the DOL’s Possible Delay of New Overtime Rules Means for Employers

Undoubtedly the hottest topic in Fair Labor Standards Act and wage and hour law has been the Department of Labor’s (DOL) effort to revise the FLSA’s “white collar” or EAP regulations governing executive, administrative, and professional employees who are exempt ...

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Closing the Deal: Buyers Beware of FLSA Successor Liability

Last week we discussed pitfalls in ignoring and strategies for addressing labor and employment issues in due diligence from both the buyer and seller side, but with special attention to buyers.  I wanted to finish the series with a larger point ...

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The Effect (or Non-Effect) of Expense Reimbursements on the FLSA “Regular Rate”

Recently, we have discussed certain types of special calculations for non-exempt employees who earn commissions or who receive commissions or bonuses at a later date than they earned them. These issues are all part of broader discussions about fixed payments that ...

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Closing the Deal: Strategies to Address FLSA and Wage and Hour Problems during Due Diligence

In Monday’s post, I highlighted some of the steps buyers and sellers should follow when conducting due diligence on FLSA and other wage and hour-related issues.  The next obvious question, of course, is what to do when your initial due ...

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Closing the Deal: FLSA Due Diligence with Mergers & Acquisitions at Record Highs

Over the past week, I’ve read a spate of stories about the boom in mergers and acquisitions around the world.  In the U.S., we’re in the biggest boom in M&A activities since the 2008 economic crisis.  Israel has already set ...

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