On March 6, the United States Department Of Labor launched a pilot program for employers to self-audit and correct minimum wage and overtime violations that are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act. The program is called the ... Read More
Overtime Exemption: Motor Carrier Act
Under federal law, all employees are entitled to overtime pay unless exempt. We have previously covered some of the more commonly used overtime exemptions (article: Administrative Overtime Exemption; various overtime exemptions). In this article we are going to cover the commonly misapplied overtime exemption known ... Read More
Overtime Pay for Employees Working in Retirement Communities
Too frequently we see Texas employers failing to pay caregivers, med techs, and other employees working in retirement communities overtime and the wages they are owed as mandated by federal wage laws (i.e. the Fair Labor Standards Act).
The work of a caregiver ... Read More
I often say that employees in Texas have very few advocates to protect their rights in the workplace. Most laws are designed to protect the employers from being sued, therefore, most lawyers gravitate to representing the employers with deep pockets.
I grew up in a family that worked ... Read More
It is difficult to ask your employer questions about your paycheck, after all employees rarely understand how their wages are calculated (i.e. tax, Medicare, and other governmental deductions) and don’t want to appear to distrust their employer.
Employees have become accustomed to just accepting their paycheck without asking ... Read More
A portion of America’s workforce will undergo a major change when the Department of Labor streamlines the current rules that govern overtime exemption status. In March, 2014, President Obama issued a directive to the Secretary of Labor to “update and modernize” the rules for overtime exemption, also known as the ... Read More
It is bonus time! What if I told you that receiving a bonus may increase your overtime pay? It is understandably so, that you may be wondering how a bonus can have such a significant impact on your overtime pay. An employer will often fail to pay the right overtime ... Read More