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.
The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear an important case involving donning and doffing and the meaning of the term 'changing clothes' under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In the latest installment of BLR's HR Compliance News Update video series, legal editor Susan Prince provides background on the issue and details about the case--and explains why it's important to employers.
Can I deduct this or can I not?
Uniforms, tools, damage, shortages, meals and lodging, fuel…and the list goes on. Deductions from pay is a never-ending issue for employers.
When must employee training time be considered hours worked that must be paid? In this video, HR.BLR.com Legal Editor Susan Prince addresses this question posed by a subscriber through our Ask the Expert service. Prince explains the circumstances under which employee training time is and is not considered hours worked.
The holidays are just around the corner! It’s exciting, but there are many pitfalls for employers in the wage and hour arena. In this article, I will address two holiday issues important for employers to understand: holiday bonuses and gift cards.
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