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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS VS EMPLOYEES – UPDATE

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS VS EMPLOYEES - UPDATE The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) addresses the misclassification of employees (“Eees”) as independent contractors (“ICs”). There has been a lot of litigation and attorneys fees expended in companies’ misclassifying employees.  The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently stated that it will revisit the...

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FMLA LEAVES – Get Your Files In Order for DOL Audits

FMLA LEAVES – Get Your Files In Order for DOL Audits We last gave you some Dos and Don’ts regarding leaves.  Now, we update that the Department of Labor (“DOL”) is increasing Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) audits and investigations, so employers are well advised to get FMLA policies...

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Employers:  FMLA Audits Planned by DOL

Employers:  FMLA Audits Planned by DOL The Department of Labor (DOL) stated that it would increase Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and wage and hour audits of employers.  Of particular attention are employers in the warehouse and logistics industries.  Employers should prepare now, as a FMLA violation often leads...

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Calculating Overtime Under The Fluctuating Workweek Method: Important Changes for Employers

Calculating Overtime Under The Fluctuating Workweek Method: Important Changes for Employers Employers typically have to pay non-exempt employees overtime at one and a half times an employee’s regular rate of pay; however, some states allow employers to use the fluctuating workweek method and pay overtime at only one-half of an employee’s regular rate for all hours worked over 40 in...

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