All Items: Employee Compensation

  • DC Wage Theft Measure Set to Take Effect Soon

    29 January 2015

    Legislation establishing new employee notice requirements for employers in the District of Columbia is projected to take effect on February 26, according to the District's Department of Employment Services.

  • Job Vacancies Report Suggests 30-Day Tipping Point for US Job Postings

    28 January 2015

    Over half of all US job vacancies that are not filled within 30 days will remain open for three months or more, according to a new report released by job search website Indeed.

  • Florida Partners With Federal Government to Enforce Employee Classification Laws

    16 January 2015

    The Florida Department of Revenue has agreed to coordinate with the US Department of Labor (DOL) in its efforts to prevent the misclassification of employees as independent contractors.

  • Court Nixes Overtime for Companionship Services Providers

    15 January 2015

    In Home Care Ass'n of Am. v. Weil, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia vacated a regulation from the US Department of Labor that would have narrowed the duties a companion may perform to qualify for an exemption from the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

  • Employers Look to Raise Pay as Productivity Increases

    31 December 2014

    Improving the link between pay and performance needs to be employers' number one reward priority in 2015, according to exclusive XpertHR research.

  • HR Forecasts 3% Pay Raise All Around in 2015

    29 December 2014

    Two in every three employers are set to increase pay rates in the year ahead, with most looking to award an extra 3% in the 2015 pay round, according to exclusive XpertHR research.

  • New York Wage Notice Requirement to Be Eliminated

    24 December 2014

    New York employers will no longer have to provide employees with annual wage notices under the state Wage Theft Prevention Act starting with 2015. However, some of the Act's existing enforcement provisions have been enhanced.

  • Wal-Mart Faces Massive Liability in Unpaid Break Case

    22 December 2014

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld a $151-million award to workers at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores for unpaid break time and other off-the-clock work. Wal-Mart also must pay nearly $34 million in attorney fees for its employees. The decision affects 188,000 Wal-Mart employees who worked in Pennsylvania between 1998 and 2005.

  • West Virginia to Count More Activities as Working Time

    16 December 2014

    New regulations proposed recently by the West Virginia Division of Labor are expected to establish new definitions for what counts as working time under the state's minimum wage and overtime laws. These definitions differ from the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in a wide range of areas, including pre- and post-shift activities, training time, and break periods.

  • Supreme Court's Amazon Ruling Could Make Plaintiffs Think Twice Before Filing FLSA Lawsuits

    09 December 2014

    The Supreme Court's ruling in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk sets a significant new standard: Just because an employer requires its employees to perform an activity or benefits from them performing an activity does not necessarily mean that they must be paid for that activity.

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