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Is a Company required to pay employees for weather closings?
Last Saturday and Sunday, Hurricane Irma stormed its way across Florida closing businesses, forcing evacuations and crashing power lines. Almost all businesses were closed Friday through Tuesday, and some even longer if power was lost. What are the rules for paying employees when a company is forced to close due to severe weather? The answer......
Obama Overtime Rule is Invalidated
On August 31, a federal judge hearing the case challenging the validity of the Obama Administration’s controversial new overtime regulation ruled that the key provisions were unlawful.  The regulations, developed in 2016, had nearly doubled the salary level required to qualify a worker for an exemption from overtime (the Fair Labor Standards...
Federal judge puts new DOL Salary rules on hold
On November 22, 2016, a federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas granted a motion that temporarily bars the regulations from going into effect nationwide (State of Nevada et al. v. U.S. Department of Labor, Civil Action No. 4:16-cv-00731-ALM). The injunction is expressly nationwide in scope, including and applying to states that did not......
Paying all Workers only fixed salaries leads to $424k back wage settlement
An Orlando based plastic recycling company agreed to pay $424,000 in back wages to almost 200 employees after a Department of Labor investigation alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The investigation revealed that Ravago Americas LLC failed to pay overtime to employees and failed to record and track employee work time.  Th...
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