The U.S Department of Labor (DOL) announced on Dec. 4 a notice of proposed rulemaking that would allow more employees—including cooks and dishwashers—to share in gratuities under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).Tags: Benefits Compensation Equal Pay Pay
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An employer that claimed it fired an employee for absenteeism was not entitled to summary judgment on the claims...
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A California court recently awarded $4.5 million for an employer’s failure to grant additional leave under state law.
Upheaval caused by recent hurricanes leads to temporary exemptions/waivers of written AAP requirements, extension of VETS-4212 reporting deadlineJanet L. Heins|Blog, News, Benefits, Compensation, Equal Pay, Pay
Two DOL agencies have modified some government contractor obligations in light of the turmoil resulting from recent hurricanes. First,...
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A federal court has approved a $775,000 settlement in a class-action lawsuit brought against Farmers Insurance for its alleged...
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The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) supports a moderate increase in the minimum salary threshold above which workers...
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