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Compliance
October 30, 2017

Give Me a Break: Compliance with Wage Hour Obligations

Fisher Phillips partner John Skousen explores what employers may need to know in order to comply with laws pertaining to unpaid on-call shifts. As long as employers release employees from certain restrictions and permit them to engage in personal activities while on call, employers can remain compliant with wage hour…
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Compliance
July 3, 2017

How to Streamline Your Wage Audit Responses and Ensure Compliance

with co-author Sheldon Jackson If you are a large employer, chances are good that you have experienced an unemployment benefit wage audit in recent years.  In fact, over the past several years, there has been a substantial increase in the number of wage audit requests made by state unemployment agencies.…
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Compliance
March 13, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Comp Time

By: Noelle West One-third of private employers are at risk for an FLSA lawsuit. Are you one? In a recent independent survey, one-third of 500 private-sector employers said they used comp time (or compensatory time) instead of overtime — a common violation of the FLSA.* In other words, one-third of…
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Leadership and career
November 9, 2016

Debunking Wage Garnishment Myths

By: Corrinne Flores Employers in the U.S. today must navigate an unorganized amalgam of federal and state legislation, agency regulations, policies and sometimes inconsistent case law to avoid costly penalties for noncompliance, not only with respect to their specific business, but also with respect to their requirements as employers generally. …
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Hiring
November 2, 2016

Avoiding Risks in New Hire Onboarding

By: Julia Bailey A successful onboarding process is one that brings your new hires into the organization seamlessly and prepares them to make a positive impact on the company. But onboarding is more than just getting your new hires acclimated to their new roles and the organization; it is actually…
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Leadership and career
October 17, 2016

HR Pros Need Not Work Overtime to Address New Overtime Laws

By: Jonathan Benhamou Since 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has required most employers to document their employees’ wages, hours and other employment practices. Human Resources (HR) professionals know that under the current guidelines, job titles need to align with appropriate responsibilities and compensation, otherwise companies may leave themselves…
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Compliance
August 10, 2016

3 Ways to Prepare for the New FLSA Regulations

By: Laura Kerekes and Renee Farrell Last month, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced it would be changing the long-standing Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations for minimum salary requirements for "white collar" exempt employee status and overtime pay. These new regulations, which go into effect December 1, raise the…
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