Payroll Articles

Drug Store Chain Pays Heavily for FLSA Violations

Employee Policies
Payroll
Time & Attendance
Taxes and Regulations
Federal and State Laws
Meal & Break Policies
Sick, Vacation, PTO Pay

Apr 07, 2014

A drug store chain recently agreed to a $23 million class-action settlement and learned some expensive lessons about the FLSA and state wage-and-hour laws.

Don’t Copy FLSA Mistakes of Copier Company

Overtime
Payroll
Time & Attendance
Taxes and Regulations
Federal and State Laws

Mar 31, 2014

A company that markets and distributes copiers, printers, and other office equipment recently settled a class action lawsuit for $4.4 million with service technicians because of violations of FLSA and related state laws.

Hotel Pays Penalty for Manipulating Time System

Overtime
Payroll
Time & Attendance
Federal and State Laws

Feb 24, 2014

A hotel operator deliberately kept two sets of time records in an effort to avoid paying overtime. The result was predictable. The employer was caught and had to pay almost $42,000 in back wages and penalties.

"Off the Books" Payroll Practice Costs Employer

Payroll

Nov 19, 2013

Paying employees “off the books” is a temptation for many employers to avoid FLSA requirements. After all, if written documentation does not exist, it is almost impossible to get caught, correct?

FLSA Violations Result in Criminal Convictions

Employee Policies
Overtime
Payroll
Time & Attendance
Federal and State Laws

Oct 30, 2013

A Texas employer and three of its top employees were recently convicted of felonies related to FLSA wage and hour violations.

Health Care Employer Pays Dearly for Systemic Violations

Overtime
Payroll
Time & Attendance

Oct 18, 2013

A Houston-based hospital system recently agreed to pay more the $4 million for various FLSA violations that affected more than 4,500 employees.

Do employers have to issue pay stubs to comply with recordkeeping standards?

Payroll

Aug 22, 2012

Minimum wage, overtime and recordkeeping are three of the most common Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations.

As employee lawsuits rise, employers may need to revise payroll practices

Payroll

Aug 20, 2012

Employee lawsuits are on the rise, according to Federal Judicial Center data, as reported by the Seyfarth Shaw law firm.

Sushi restaurant in Ohio to pay employees $100,000 for poor payroll practices

Payroll

Aug 20, 2012

Three Sushi Rock restaurant locations in Cleveland, Columbus and Beachwood, Ohio, were recently investigated by the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division.

Sloppy payroll leads to overpayment in New York fire department

Payroll

Aug 17, 2012

A recent audit of the Lackawanna Fire Department in New York by the NYS Comptroller revealed disturbing discrepancies - some firefighters were receiving wages for shifts they didn't work, while others weren't being paid for hours on the job.



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