Three poultry companies that operate chicken-processing plants in Mississippi paid their employees below the minimum wage and incorrectly calculated their overtime pay, the US Department of Labor (DOL) has announced.
A federal district court has vacated the US Department of Labor's so-called vertical joint employment rule, which had made it easier for businesses to avoid liability for Fair Labor Standards Act violations made by staffing agencies, subcontractors and others.
A final rule clarifying that additional pay is compatible with the fluctuating workweek method of calculating overtime will help employers implement flexible work schedules as workers return to work following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to the US Department of Labor (DOL).
The US Department of Labor (DOL) addressed whether certain longevity payments, referral bonuses and contributions to a group-term life insurance policy may be excluded from overtime calculations.
Welcomed by franchisors and others in the business community, the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) joint employment rule takes effect March 16.
McDonald's has settled a wage theft class action that accused the fast-food chain of underpaying 38,000 workers at its California restaurants by failing to give them adequate rest breaks and denying overtime pay.
The US Department of Labor estimates that more than 720,000 workers could potentially be affected by its new regulations.
Michigan may join Pennsylvania, Washington and other states where overtime-exempt workers will need to be paid more than the $35,568 minimum salary required by federal regulations taking effect January 1, 2020.
The US Department of Labor announced today that it will raise the minimum threshold for mandatory overtime pay to $35,568 from its current level of $23,660. The change is effective January 1, 2020.
Many notable employment law developments recently took effect in Maine, including new wage theft and noncompete agreement laws, new pregnancy accommodation requirements and more.
News: HR guidance on complying with federal and state employee overtime laws. Support on following rules and regulations regarding this employment law topic.
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