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President Obama Signs Memo Telling DOL To Expand O...

HR and the Law nonexempt administrative_exemption flsa exempt president_obama professional_exemption white_collar_exemptions executive_exemption wage_and_hour dol department_of_labor michael_cohen human_resources overtime | General | Friday March 21, 2014 | By Michael S. Cohen

BNA Human Resources Report was kind enough to quote me in this great article about President Obama's recent Memo to the Department of Labor, telling the DOL to expand overtime eligibility. https://blogs.duanemorrisinstitute.com/hrandthelaw/resource/docu...

Rubber band jewelry worth every penny

FLSA Compliance Monitor natalie_hrubos exempt flsa commission sales | General | Tuesday January 21, 2014 | By Natalie F. Hrubos

If you’ve got kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews in the age range of 7 to 12, you may have found yourself in search of a certain toy loom this past holiday season, or perhaps you received a lovely loom bracelet as a holiday gift. For those of you scratching...

Is 2014 the year for a wage & hour make over?

FLSA Compliance Monitor audit flsa natalie_hrubos | General | Wednesday January 01, 2014 | By Natalie F. Hrubos

The FLSA was passed back in 1938, but you might say that compliance has never been more "in style" than it is today. If you think your company is in need of a wage and hour "make-over" this year, consider discussing these 10 action steps...

Hashtag FLSA

FLSA Compliance Monitor natalie_hrubos flsa | General | Wednesday December 11, 2013 | By Natalie F. Hrubos

You can learn a lot from social media pages. For instance, if your employees have used any of these hashtags, you may have a wage and hour law problem. #allworkandnolunchmakesjackadullboy If Jack’s using this hashtag, he probably worked through his...

When Exempt Employees Turn Into Pumpkins

FLSA Compliance Monitor natalie_hrubos flsa | General | Monday October 14, 2013 | By Natalie F. Hrubos

It’s October. You go to a pumpkin patch. While you’re busy examining pumpkin after pumpkin, you notice a farm employee is busy replenishing the patch by unloading pumpkins from a truck.   When you’re finished, the same employee offers to help you haul...

3 Employer Pitfalls in Donning and Doffing Policie...

FLSA Compliance Monitor flsa natalie_hrubos | General | Thursday October 10, 2013 | By Natalie F. Hrubos

Donning and doffing is a hot area of wage and hour law that often leads to class and collective actions and, as a result, creates significant potential liability and litigation costs for employers. As I explain in a recent article for Law360, to minimize risk...

It’s the (technology) age!

FLSA Compliance Monitor flsa natalie_hrubos | General | Friday September 20, 2013 | By Natalie F. Hrubos

“It’s the age” is what everyone says when I say I had 5 weddings to go to this year.   The count included two in Philadelphia where I live, two in Cape May where I’m from, and most recently, one in Cancun, Mexico where my cousin and her (now) husband...

Fair Labor Standards Act settlements must be super...

The Florida Employer dol flsa settlement_agreement | Wage and Hour | Thursday August 01, 2013 | By Teresa M. Maestrelli

In Nall v. Mal-Motels, Inc. , the 11 th Circuit held that the rule of Lynn’s Food Stores establishing that Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) settlements must be supervised by a court or the Department of Labor (“DOL”) applies to former employees.  ...

I Know You Have Unpaid Interns – But, Do You Reall...

HR and the Law fair_labor_standards_act intern internship michael_cohen glatt fox_searchlight flsa | General | Monday June 24, 2013 | By Michael S. Cohen

            Summer is here and students, both college and high school, are looking for employment.   For an employer that may be able to provide “valuable” work experience to these students, some...

Judge Rules That Fox Should Have Paid Interns

The Florida Employer minimum_wage flsa interns | Wage and Hour | Monday June 24, 2013 | By Teresa M. Maestrelli

A New York federal district judge recently ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures Inc. (“Fox”) violated federal and state (New York) minimum wage laws by failing to pay two interns who worked on production of the film “Black Swan”.   The case was the first...


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