Blogs tagged in wages/hours


Paying Tipped Employees

U.S. DOL Offers Employers Relief From The ‘80/20’ Tip Credit Rule

In good news for employers, particularly those in the restaurant and hospitality industries, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently reissued a 2009 opinion letter that effectiv...

Why You Should Care About Employment Law

Common Pitfalls for Emerging Companies

Founders of emerging companies are often first-time employers and find themselves having to wade through the dense patchwork of state and federal labor and employment laws. This can be a confusing undertaking that often requires legal counsel. However, there are a few very common employment law pitfalls that all emerging com...

Workplace Christmas Quiz (this is legit and will secondarily eat up some time before you get to go home)

This blog was written by Robin Shea at Constangy, which authors our Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers and our New Jersey Human Resources Manual. You can find the original ...

2019 minimum wage chart

Squire Patton Boggs, the author of our Wages and Hours – An Employer's Guide, put together a minimum wage chart for pretty much everywhere and anywhere. The chart, along with lots of other good stuff, can be found in the book, which in turn can be found in this 

Holiday stew – ingredients for a happy and non-litigious holiday

Holiday stew – we all have our own recipe, but the base is almost always the same: booze, mistletoe and a generous pinch of unapproved time off. And be sure you don't have enough time to prepare or clean up.

Join Gary Wheeler and Lori Mans for an hour as they provide the ingredients and know-how to help you salvage your holiday stew, including 1/2 half dry ...

Overtime, daylight savings time and circadian rhythyms

This blog was written by Maria Greco Danaher and Hera S. Arsen, Ph.D., at Ogletree Deakins, author of our Model Policies and Forms for Tennessee Employers. Ogletree also au...

401(k) plan + payroll provider = 401k good things

This blog is courtesy of Jennifer Ready at HK Finanical Services and the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) and can be found on the ABI website.

 

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Help hiring holiday help here

This blog was written by John Monroe and Kristina Griffin at FordHarrison, which authors our "Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers" and "

Are the new DOL opinion letters like noses?

This blog was written by Jill Kirila and Shennan Harris at Squire Patton Boggs who are co-authors of our "Wages and Hours - An E...

I've changed my name – to Optimus Prime

So say an employee, let's call him, for purposes of this exercise, Scott Edward Nall, walks into your office to let you know he has changed his name to Optimus Prime.  Do you:

  1. snicker and ask him if his

Should you give your employees a little Slack – or do they have enough already?

Are Your Employees “Slackers”? How Employers Should Handle Slack—The Increasingly Popular Instant Messaging Application

Launched in 2014, Slack is the fastest growing business application in history. For those unfamiliar with this piece of technology, Slack is a cloud-based “team collabora...

Bet employers must make: call and raise your minimum wage

July 1 saw a number of states and localities raise the minimum wage, so our author Ogletree Deakins put together a chart for those of you who don't want to pass and go bust. 

FYI – poker will be eligible for

The six step DOL audit polka

This blog was written by Carol Barnett at Polsinelli. Polsinelli authors hrsimple resources in Missouri, Kansas and Illinois. You can find the original blog post here and their labor and employme...

Non-exempt employees – what counts as wages?

This blog is an excerpt from our book Wages and Hours – An Employer's Guide by Jill S. Kirila, Meghan E. Hill and Shennan Harris at Squire Patton Boggs. For more information, go to the Products tab above and click on "Federal" to subscribe.

 

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), “wages” paid to an employee a...

Punch clock

Dear @Littler: If we replace our punch-card timeclocks with a biometric system, are we obligated to provide a punch-proxy for employees?

Year-end or holiday incentives

Year-end or holiday incentives – you need to know the 

It’s only a matter of overtime

Have your employees been going the extra mile lately? What if they’re clocking in the equivalent of a marathon in hours? If you’re looking over your timesheets and notice that your star employee racked up a whopping 55 hours last week, it’s time to get familiar with the legal requirements of overtime pay. You’re going to need to calculate overtime whether or not the h...