Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Archives

Should I be paid when traveling for work?

If your job requires traveling to different locations in order to work, your travel costs might be significant. In addition to this, you might spend a lot more time traveling to some work locations than others. This will likely lead you to wonder whether you have the right to be compensated for the time spent traveling.

Making layoffs without legal backlash

As an employer, you will likely go through cycles of expansion and contraction. Sometimes the strength of your industry will mean that you need to hire large quantities of people to meet demands, and other times you may find yourself losing money while employees have little work to perform.

Make sure that you are not liable for employing underage workers

As an employer, it is likely that you employ people at many different levels, from experienced seniors to entry level workers. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has put in place many measures for making sure that workers are not employed too young, and that children are protected from performing hazardous or stressful jobs.

Understanding the rights of independent contractors

As an employer, you may occasionally need to hire independent contractors in order to get the job done. While this can be an economically efficient way to bring in extra resources for a particular project, it is important to understand the intricacies of employee classification under the law, and how you can work to avoid any legal breaches and litigation as a result.

Wage violations in the gas drilling industry

All workers in the United States are protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This means that they have certain rights such as having a minimum wage and in many cases, being paid at a rate of 1.5 times their normal wage for overtime hours worked.

Do employers owe back pay for a wage violation?

It can sometimes take months for an employee to notice that they have not been paid what they are owed or what they are entitled to. During those months, they may have missed out on a significant amount of income. It will also take them a considerable amount of time to go through the legal process of correcting the mistake if the employer does not agree.

What are tipped employees’ rights?

As an employer of tipped workers, you may be confused about where the law stands and what rights your employees have in regard to pay. If you accidentally fail to abide by the law, you might find yourself in the middle of a costly lawsuit; therefore, it's a good idea to exercise prevention.