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wage and hour


Why Paying Employees a Fair or Living Wage Makes Sense

Posted on June 08, 2021
Workers in the food service industry and other industries have been going on strike over wages recently. These strikes have put a spotlight on the issue of fair or living wages for employees. Some …

Finally! New DoL Overtime and Salary Rules

Posted on October 03, 2019
The Department of Labor has released the final rules regarding pay and overtime requirements. This rule was proposed during the Obama Administration and has been in litigation since then.  How…

FLSA Rule Changes – Get Ready Now

Posted on June 01, 2016
The long anticipated changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) have been announced, so companies may get to work to be in compliance by December 1, 2016. The looming questions are 1) what chan…

Dallas Morning News article on pay-related lawsuits

Posted on January 02, 2015
All business owners and executives should read this informative article from a recent Dallas Morning News edition. It reviews wage and hour related lawsuits filed against Texas employers by worker…

Prepare for State or Municipal Minimum Wage Changes in 2015

Posted on December 28, 2014
By Kathleen O’Day, EdD, SPHR Part of your year-end planning should be to review any changes to state and municipality minimum wage changes that may occur, generally on 12/31/2014 or 1/1/2015, for …
Posted on January 14, 2012
The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor announced a proposal to extend the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime regulations to most home care aides. The FLSA cu…

Wage and Hour Take Center Stage

Posted on July 27, 2011
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced availability of a new timesheet application enabling your employees to independently track their hours to help determine the wages they are owe…

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