Susan E. Prince, JD, is a Legal Editor for BLR’s human resources and employment law publications. Ms. Prince has several years of experience as an attorney and writer in the field of human resources and has published numerous articles on a variety of human resources and employment topics, including compensation, benefits, workers’ compensation, discrimination, work/life issues, termination, and military leave. Ms. Prince also served as an expert on several audio conferences discussing the 2004 changes to the federal regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Before starting her career in publishing, Ms. Prince practiced law for several years in the insurance industry and served as president of a retail sales business. Ms. Prince received her law degree from Vermont Law School.
Video: Watch Susan's recent video on overtime and sales employees.
Employers get ready! Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2014. The map below shows the states that are increasing their minimum wages, including the new rate and amount of the increase.
Direct home care and domestic service employees are currently not covered by the overtime and minimum wage requirements of the FLSA, but this is going to change in 2015.
There's big money at stake when Department of Labor (DOL) comes calling. Employers who violate wage and hour provisions of the FLSA are liable for unpaid minimum wages or unpaid overtime compensation to affected employees and damages. Here are 10 great strategies to prevent or handle a wage and hour investigation.
Companies love direct deposit and often want to mandate it for their employees. Why? It's cheap and easy. But can employers actually require all of their employees to use direct deposit?
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