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.
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.
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.
There are a number of exemptions to the rule that apply to positions in which employees are often highly trained and well compensated.
A recently released report by the Iowa Policy Project revealed a growing wage theft problem in the state.
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.
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.
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.
When economic conditions are not at their peak, businesses are often forced to cut corners to stay operational.