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Hurricane Days and Snow Delays: How the FLSA Handles Weather-Related Closures and Absences

by The Human Equation, Inc. on 6/18/2010

As they say, “You can’t fight Mother Nature.” For those of us living near the coast, the threat typically comes from hurricanes, while snow is frequently the culprit for those living up north. More...

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Amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act: Reasonable Break Periods Required for Nursing Mothers

by The Human Equation, Inc. on 4/19/2010

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Act). More...

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Waiting to be Engaged or Engaged to Wait? The Fair Labor Standards Act Makes a Distinction – Do You?

by The Human Equation, Inc. on 12/14/2009

To the uninitiated, compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) appears to demand little more than the simple task of multiplying the number of hours worked by the appropriate wage. More...

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Qualifying Exigency Leave: A New Type of FMLA Leave that Employers Need to Understand

by The Human Equation, Inc. on 8/12/2009

What happens when an employee’s family member has been called to active military duty? Is the employee eligible for time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? More...

To Cut or Not to Cut: Reducing Wages During Difficult Economic Times

by The Human Equation, Inc. on 6/22/2009

As an alternative to laying off employees, we are considering the option of implementing a 4-day workweek, along with a commensurate reduction in pay. Is such a course of action permissible under the Fair Labor Standards Act? More...

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FLSA - Outside Sales Exemption

by The Human Equation, Inc. on 10/13/2008

Our outside sales employees travel to prospects' places of business for the purpose of making sales. They are paid strictly on a commission basis and do not receive a fixed salary. Are these employees exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime pay requirements? More...

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Salary Deductions May Jeopardize Exempt Status Under FLSA

by The Human Equation, Inc. on 9/11/2008

Pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act's executive exemption, our salaried store managers are not eligible for overtime compensation. More...

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FLSA - Outside Sales Exemption

by The Human Equation, Inc. on 9/4/2008

Our outside sales employees travel to prospects' places of business for the purpose of making sales. They are paid strictly on a commission basis and do not receive a fixed salary. Are these employees exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime pay requirements? More...

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Calculating Overtime Pay When Holiday Pay is Included

by The Human Equation, Inc. on 4/15/2008

During a recent pay period, a non-exempt employee, because she worked on a paid holiday within that workweek, became entitled to 40 hours of regular pay plus eight hours of holiday pay. More...

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Fair Labor Standards Act Compliance Training

by David Khan on 12/31/2003

In 1938, Congress enacted the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This federal legislation mandates payment of minimum wage, overtime pay, restrictions on the employment of children, and record keeping. More...

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