Time and Attendance News > December 2012

Factors that don't affect employment vs. independent contractor classifications

Human Resources
Aug 31, 2012

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guarantees employees the rights to benefits, such as minimum wage rates - currently $7.25 per hour - and overtime for any hours worked in excess of 40.

DOL files penalties against Iowa casino for child labor and overtime violations

Aug 30, 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced Peninsula Gaming in Dubuque, Iowa, will need to pay $9,300 as penalties for Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations.

Port Authority takes steps to curb overtime earnings

Aug 30, 2012

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey managed to reduce its overtime spending by 15 percent during the first half of the year when compared with the same timeframe in 2011, according to agency officials.

Highly skilled computer workers not guaranteed premium pay for time and attendance

Human Resources
Aug 29, 2012

There are a number of exemptions to the rule that apply to positions in which employees are often highly trained and well compensated.

Iowa report reveals widespread time and attendance violations

Aug 29, 2012

A recently released report by the Iowa Policy Project revealed a growing wage theft problem in the state.

Senor Fish flops on overtime pay standards

Aug 28, 2012

Senor Fish, a Southern California-based restaurant chain, was recently subject to an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division.

Highly paid employees exempt from overtime provisions

Aug 27, 2012

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) includes overtime provisions that guarantee non-exempt employees receive premium pay (one-and-a-half times their regular wage) for any time and attendance beyond 40 hours.

Contracted construction workers try to recover pay from CVS job

Aug 24, 2012

Construction workers who were subcontracted by the East Coast Executive Drywall company allege they were not properly paid for their overtime while working on a new CVS pharmacy, according to The Hartford Courant.

Employers must keep accurate records for day laborers

Aug 24, 2012

When economic conditions are not at their peak, businesses are often forced to cut corners to stay operational.

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