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.
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.
A Pennsylvania-New Jersey restaurant chain recently agreed to a consent judgment where it will pay more than $6.8 million in back wages and damages for FLSA violations affecting more than 1,000 workers.
Target Corp. recently announced that, starting on April 1, 2014, it will no longer offer health coverage to part-time employees. Other employers with significant part-time employee populations need to make a similar assessment.
Under the FLSA, employers cannot escape overtime requirements simply by giving employees supervisory job titles. A large chain of donut stores recently paid almost $200,000 to learn that lesson.
Part of the task of running a responsible and organized business or agency is keeping payroll records clear and up-to-date - a lesson the Cleveland Fire Department learned the hard way.
While Congress finally came to an agreement on the much debated payroll tax, officials are cautioning businesses that the economy isn't at full speed yet.
The protracted payroll tax debate finally came to an end in Congress - at least for now.
A deal proposed late Tuesday could be the end of long-winded payroll tax cut negotiations.
With the deadline approaching, negotiations over a package that would extend the 2 percent payroll tax cut and other provisions through the rest of the year are reaching a critical point.
Explaining the provisions of the FMLA
Social Security and payroll tax
Minimum wage declines 20 percent since 1967
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