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September 20, 2017 | Fair Labor Standards Act Violations in Ohio

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) [EL1]  covers four major areas of how employers must pay workers and how employers can hire and treat teenagers younger than 18. The most common FLSA violations concern whether people qualify for earning overtime, refusing to pay eligible people overtime and inaccurately paying overtime to employees. Record keeping problems also get many

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August 4, 2016 | THE MOTOR CARRIER ACT EXEMPTION- ARE TRUCK DRIVERS EXEMPT FROM FLSA OVERTIME PROVISIONS?

Must Truck Drivers Be Paid Overtime? The first question to ask is if your employer or you personally are covered by the protections of the FLSA.  You can be covered by your employer’s status under the FLSA, referred to as “enterprise coverage” or individually if you work for an employer that engages in interstate commerce.

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August 4, 2016 | DEPT. OF LABOR PROPOSED CHANGES TO OVERTIME RULES

The Department is proposing to update the regulations governing which executive, administrative, and professional employees (white collar workers) are entitled to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime pay protections. The Department last updated these regulations in 2004, and the current salary threshold for exemption is $455 per week ($23,660 per year). With

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August 4, 2016 | HOW TO CALCULATE OVERTIME PAY UNDER THE FLSA

Generally speaking, employees who are exempt from the protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must receive overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 hours per week at a rate not less than time and one-half their regular rate of pay.  You can find more information from the Department of Labor here- http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/wages/overtimepay.htm. Our

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August 4, 2016 | OVERTIME: INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR V. EMPLOYEE

One of the largest issues for employers is whether to classify individuals as employees or independent contractors.  Classification as an employee or independent contractor effects the way an individual is paid and dictates whether an individual is protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Employees are protected by the FLSA, therby mandating employers to

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