Overtime Wage Eligibility Expanded – How this change in the FLSA may benefit you

On May 17, 2016, the United States Labor Department announced a significant change in overtime regulations for salaried employees. The new rule makes many more salaried workers entitled to overtime. Under the new rule, if you are a salaried worker making less than $47,500 per year, you will be entitled to overtime for those hours …Read More

Posted by Christine M. Duignan on June 8, 2016. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Overtime Wage Eligibility Expanded – How this change in the FLSA may benefit you

Collective Action Overtime and Collective Action Wage Claims Under the FLSA

The Fair Labor Standards Act is the statute that protects employee wage and hour rights such as overtime pay and minimum wage pay.  Collective action lawsuits are similar to class action lawsuits and are filed in Federal Court.   A collective action lawsuit can be best summarized as a legal action, by multiple similarly situated employees, …Read More

Posted by Gregg Shavitz on April 25, 2014. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Collective Action Overtime and Collective Action Wage Claims Under the FLSA

Overtime Law in the State of Florida

The overtime rights of employees in the State of Florida are governed by the federal overtime law, known as the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Under the FLSA, employers in Florida must pay eligible employees time-and-half for their overtime hours worked.  “Overtime” is defined as any time worked over 40 hours in a workweek. Under …Read More

Posted by Christine M. Duignan on April 22, 2014. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Overtime Law in the State of Florida

Overtime for Administrative Employees?

While most employees are entitled to overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA’s), there are exceptions, known as “exemptions”.  One such exemption is the administrative exemption.  An employee who satisfies the requirements for this exemption need not receive overtime for hours worked over 40 in a work week. To be covered by the administrative …Read More

Posted by Christine M. Duignan on March 24, 2014. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Overtime for Administrative Employees?

Overtime Pay For Prison Workers?

Prison Workers Are Protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Prison workers – that is corrections officers, jailers, and other staff – may be entitled to overtime.  If a prison facility is run privately or by a public entity other than the state or a subdivision thereof (e.g. a municipal jail), then the workers …Read More

Posted by Christine M. Duignan on March 24, 2014. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Overtime Pay For Prison Workers?

Should Employers Pay For Security Checks?

Many employers require employees to undergo security checks before leaving the work premises (including before leaving the premises for meal breaks). Some employers also require security checks before an employee commences work.  For example, in the retail context, such security checks may include inspecting the employee’s personal affects, such as purses and backpacks.  Other employers …Read More

Posted by Christine M. Duignan on March 24, 2014. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Should Employers Pay For Security Checks?

Obama’s Overtime Law Changes: What it Means for Employees and the Economy

On March 13, 2014, President Obama will direct the Department of Labor to revamp its regulations so that more workers will be entitled to overtime wages.  Since 2004, when the current regulations were last revised, employers have been able to take advantage of certain exemptions for employees they characterize as manager/executives, administrators, or professionals.  With …Read More

Call Center Employees – Is Your Pre-Shift/Post-Shift Work Compensable?

Regardless of who they work for, call center employees generally have one thing in common:  their employers meticulously track employee productivity.  Typically, to insure employees are making the most calls possible each day, employers require call center employees  not just to arrive at their desks at the start of their shifts, but also  to be …Read More

Posted by Paolo Meireles on January 28, 2014. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Call Center Employees – Is Your Pre-Shift/Post-Shift Work Compensable?

Bank Assistant Branch Managers and Overtime Pay

Banks commonly staff their branch locations with Assistant Branch Managers (or “ABMs”).  More often than not, banks pay ABMs a fixed salary regardless of how many hours per week they work, classify them as “exempt” and do not pay the ABMs overtime for the hours they work over 40 in a work week.  However, paying …Read More

Posted by Paolo Meireles on January 28, 2014. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Bank Assistant Branch Managers and Overtime Pay

Can a Company Require Mandatory Training or Meetings Without Pay?

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, non-exempt employees who “suffer or [are] permitted to work” for the benefit of their employer must be compensated for such time.  This includes time attending meetings and training programs which are for the benefit of an employer. Training time and meeting time are compensable when they occur during the …Read More

Posted by Camar Jones on January 13, 2014. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Can a Company Require Mandatory Training or Meetings Without Pay?