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 possible change to the pay structure of a union representing eight employees of an east-central Pennsylvania city could positively impact both parties.
The city of Quincy, Ill. is trying to end a sick-day buyback program that hits the municipal budget with an approximate cost of $130,000 each fiscal year.
Although tracking employee pay is simple when the only compensation workers receive is an hourly wage, bonuses can complicate the matter.
The Fair Labor Standards Act doesn't require any sort of compensation when time off is taken for any reason, be it sick days, vacation or holidays.
Top-level staff at a Montana hospital are taking furlough days and all hospital employees are foregoing earned vacation time to keep services functioning at 100 percent.
Alabama's Lawrence county is paying a group of seven employees a total of about $22,500 to clear up issues with comp time.
Community activists in Massachusetts, including labor organizations and church groups, are advocating for a raise to the state's minimum wage.
The New York Times recently reported the mayor of Jersey City, N.J., wants businesses in the area to adopt a paid sick leave policy for all employees.