One Step Closer to Comp Time

Just last week, after passing the House, the Senate received the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017.  This Act would change the Fair Labor Standards Act to allow private-sector employers the ability to offer employees the use of “Comp Time”. The public-sector (government workers) had the option of Comp Time for a long time now, which is the method of …

Written By: Jake Stratton

DOL Salary Exempt Status Changes

Have you seen the recent proposal from the Department of Labor to change the regulations on salaried exempt employees? What would this change mean for you as an employer? This would have a large impact on the way that you determine which employees are salaried or hourly. Your employee’s exempt and non-exempt classification would potentially change which could create an …

Written By: Heather Champlin

New Tool for Calculating Overtime Pay

 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released its latest Advisorto help employers and workers understand and calculate overtime pay. One of Department’s most asked about employment laws is the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA Suite of elaws Advisors help users understand the minimum wage, overtime, and child labor provisions of the Act.  The Overtime Calculator Advisor is the latest …

Written By: Jake Stratton

Overtime Claims rejected by U.S. Supreme Court

On June 18, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of SmithKline Beecham Corporation in a groundbreaking FLSA overtime compensation case that will most likely affect many small businesses.  The case brought by Michael Christopher & Frank Buchanan (Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corporation) primarily centered around two pharmaceutical sales representatives who claimed they were owed overtime pay for …

Written By: Eugena Bellamy

Is Overtime Bad for Employee Health?

The Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine recently tested the health and safety effects of working longer hours. The results of a recent study conducted by the Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine show no evidence that overtime work produced adverse effects to the health and safety of workers.  No adverse effects were found by the study until the hours …

Written By: Jake Stratton