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What’s Behind the Spike in Pay-Related FLSA Lawsuits – and Practical Tactics for Protecting Your Business

Would it surprise you to learn that Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuits are at an all-time high? Much of this trend is due to unique and ongoing changes in the workplace, as well as new initiatives by the Department of Labor (DOL). As employers continue to adapt to hiring and staffing challenges, they need to be certain they’re paying remote workers for all hours worked, not misclassifying independent contractors who should be treated as employees, and upholding the latest minimum wage and overtime pay requirements for non-exempt employees.

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No Change to Federal Minimum Wage, But Surge of Inflation-Based Increases Expected Statewide and Locally

The federal minimum wage has stayed at $7.25/hour since 2009 – the longest period in history without an increase. Will this change in the coming year? Perhaps … but only if Congress acts on legislative initiatives targeting this “stagnant” rate.

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Are You a Joint Employer? Be Aware of Shared Posting Compliance Requirements Under Final DOL Rule

Every U.S. employer is responsible for displaying certain mandatory labor law postings. Meet that responsibility and you’re in the clear, right? Not so fast. What if you outsource HR functions or payroll to another company, or lease workers from a temp or staffing agency? Alternatively, what if your...

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Asking Employees to Work More Hours? Understand What Is Legally Acceptable with Mandatory Overtime

The current worker shortage is putting the squeeze on employers and forcing them to take new measures to run their businesses. For example, many employers are dealing with stagnant hiring and skeleton crews by requesting employees to “volunteer” to work extra hours.

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Do You Know the Difference Between Postings and Notices — and What It Takes to Fully Comply?

Workplace postings inform employees of their legal rights and responsibilities under federal, state and local regulations. Employee notices also inform employees of their legal rights and responsibilities under federal, state and local regulations.

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