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Posts tagged "Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)"

Minimize the risk that pay issues will cause a company problems

Your employees count on your company to have the payroll set up so that they can always have their pay when they are supposed to get it. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has specific guidelines that you must ensure are being followed at all times. You should learn all about the FLSA so that you can be sure that your employees are getting what's due to them and that your company isn't facing legal issues because of violations.

Understand the difference between exempt and nonexempt employees

One of the protection laws that employers have to abide by is the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under this act, employees are due specific points, such as overtime pay. As an employer, it is necessary that you think carefully about how you will ensure compliance at your company.

Employers can't just take tips from tipped employees

Tipped employees count on the generosity of others to make ends meet. Unfortunately, not all of the tips these hard-earned workers make will go to them in all cases. If the workers are paid minimum wage, they might be forced to share their tips with others. This isn't a good thing for the most part because they have worked hard for those tips.

Ministries aren't usually exempt from overtime laws

There is a fine line drawn between businesses and ministries. When it comes to employee pay and compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), churches and ministries must be especially careful because of the nuances in the law that mean that certain things apply to the ministries and others might not.

Department of Labor issues opinion on gig worker classification

The United States Department of Labor issued an important opinion recently about who is considered an employee of a company. The question the department was answering was whether or not workers in the gig economy qualify for the protections that the Fair Labor Standards Act provides to employees. The DOL has stated that in a letter that gig workers are contractors, so they don't qualify for the same protections as employees.

Labor laws and worker classifications

Some companies have employees and independent contractors working for them. There are specific differences between these two classifications that are important because employers who don't follow the divisions can actually misclassify individuals, which is a very serious matter.

Address Fair Labor Standards Act complaints immediately

The Fair Labor Standards Act is important for employers and employees alike. The standards that they set protect everyone who is involved, so it is imperative that these laws are complied with. It is possible for employees to file a complaint against the employer, which can open the employer up for legal action against it.

Employee pay must be in line with legal requirements

Your employees count on receiving the correct wages so that they can pay their bills and meet their needs. One of the fastest ways that you can end up with negative publicity from those employees is to pay them incorrectly. As an employer, it's far better to make sure that you avoid that bad publicity -- and the litigation that can go with it -- by strictly adhering to wage and hour laws, including those set by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Handle employment complaints very carefully

Every business has laws that they must follow. If your company has employees, you need to think carefully about what you are doing. You must comply with applicable laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This covers several protections for employees. If you are found in violation, you might face legal action. We are here to help you minimize the chance of that happening and address them if you do end up facing a complaint regarding this.

Record keeping is important for businesses

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) covers several aspects of employment. All employers must have a good understanding of these if they want to protect their company from claims of violations. The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division is the entity that oversees compliance for most employers.

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