Fair Labor Standards Act

National Council on Disability applauds U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ call to repeal 14(c) subminimum wages

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 3:56pm

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR), in a new report, has recommended the repeal of Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

Key Points: 
  • The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR), in a new report, has recommended the repeal of Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
  • NCD first issued advice to Congress for the elimination of 14(c) subminimum wages in its 2012 Subminimum Wage and Supported Employment report.
  • USCCRs report, Subminimum Wages: Impacts on the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities is available at: www.usccr.gov .
  • About U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: Established by the Civil Rights Act of 1957, USCCR is the only independent, bipartisan agency charged with advising the President and Congress on civil rights and reporting annually on federal civil rights enforcement.

Virtual Payroll Boot Camp: Gain Crucial Insights into 5 Key Areas of Wage & Hour Law

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:15pm

DUBLIN, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "6-Hour Virtual Seminar on Payroll Virtual Boot Camp: Wage & Hour" webinar has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • DUBLIN, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "6-Hour Virtual Seminar on Payroll Virtual Boot Camp: Wage & Hour" webinar has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • This webinar concentrates on five areas of wage and hour law: paying exempt employees, calculating gross wages under the FLSA, deducting from an employee's wages, the nuts and bolts of physically paying employees and changing payroll frequencies.
  • Join renowned payroll expert Vicki M. Lambert, CPP for this 5 and one-half hour 'Boot Camp' format, Wage and Hour Training for Payroll Professionals!
  • By knowing and understanding Wage and Hour requirements, you can help protect your company from what could be a major financial calamity.

Payroll Virtual Boot Camp: Wage & Hour Law - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 1:38pm

The "6-Hour Virtual Seminar on Payroll Virtual Boot Camp: Wage & Hour" webinar has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "6-Hour Virtual Seminar on Payroll Virtual Boot Camp: Wage & Hour" webinar has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • This webinar concentrates on five areas of wage and hour law: paying exempt employees, calculating gross wages under the FLSA, deducting from an employee's wages, the nuts and bolts of physically paying employees and changing payroll frequencies.
  • Join renowned payroll expert Vicki M. Lambert, CPP for this 'Boot Camp' training for wage and hour payroll professionals.
  • By knowing and understanding Wage and Hour requirements, you can help protect your company from what could be a major financial calamity.

Traliant Announces Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Training

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 11:00pm

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Jan. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Traliant, an innovator in online sexual harassment training , today announced the availability of a new training course on the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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  • MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Jan. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Traliant, an innovator in online sexual harassment training , today announced the availability of a new training course on the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that establishes standards for minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping and child labor.
  • Traliant was founded by industry veterans from some of the world's most successful compliance training companies to meet the challenge of transforming compliance training from boring to brilliant.
  • Backed by Martinson Ventures, Traliant delivers award-winning, bite-sized training on an eLearning platform that enables fast and easy customization.

Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, File Lawsuit Against Cepheid for Allegedly Failing to Pay Overtime Wages to its Employees

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:00pm

Furthermore, the complaint alleges that Cepheid, failed to provide mandatory meal and rest breaks to its employees.

Key Points: 
  • Furthermore, the complaint alleges that Cepheid, failed to provide mandatory meal and rest breaks to its employees.
  • 19CV358827, is currently pending in the Santa Clara County Superior Court for the State of California.
  • According to the class action complaint, the company's non-exempt employees were also allegedly unable to take off duty meal breaks due to their rigorous work schedules.
  • If you need help in collecting unpaid overtime wages, unpaid commissions, being wrongfully terminated from work, and other employment law claims, contact one of their attorneys today.

Coalition to Promote Independent Entrepreneurs Applauds Introduction of Modern Worker Empowerment Act

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 1:32pm

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --The Coalition to Promote Independent Entrepreneurs applauds Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and her cosponsors, Representatives Bradley Byrne (R-AL) and Phil Roe (R-TN), for introducing the Modern Worker Empowerment Act, H.R.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, July 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --The Coalition to Promote Independent Entrepreneurs applauds Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and her cosponsors, Representatives Bradley Byrne (R-AL) and Phil Roe (R-TN), for introducing the Modern Worker Empowerment Act, H.R.
  • The Modern Worker Empowerment Act will harmonize the definition of "employee" for purposes of federal statutes by conforming the definition of the term for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act to the "common-law" definition that applies for purposes of the other New Deal, social welfare, statutes enacted during that era.
  • It creates unnecessary uncertainty for individuals who choose to offer their services as independent entrepreneurs.
  • It provides much needed certainty to independent entrepreneurs and their clients while also enabling government agencies to more efficiently ensure proper worker classification.

ATA Praises DOL Opinion Letter on Sleeper Berth Time

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 8:33pm

ARLINGTON, Va., July 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear thanked the Department of Labor for issuing an opinion clarifying that time spent in the sleeper berth does not count as compensable time.

Key Points: 
  • ARLINGTON, Va., July 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear thanked the Department of Labor for issuing an opinion clarifying that time spent in the sleeper berth does not count as compensable time.
  • "ATA welcomes today's opinion letter from DOL Wage and Hour Division Administrator Cheryl Stanton that concluded time spent by a commercial driver in the sleeper berth does not count as compensable hours under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, unless the driver is actually performing work or on call.
  • "This opinion, which is consistent with decades-old DOL regulations, the weight of judicial authority, and the long understanding of the trucking industry, clears up confusion created by two recent court decisions that called the compensability of sleeper berth time into question.
  • "ATA commends Acting Secretary Pizzella and Administrator Stanton for adopting a straightforward, plain-language reading of the law, rather than the burdensome alternative interpretation embraced by those outlier decisions.

Direct Selling Association Supports H.R. 3522, the Preserving Direct Seller Independence Act

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 7:52pm

On June 26, 2019, the Preserving Direct Seller Independence Act, H.R.

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  • On June 26, 2019, the Preserving Direct Seller Independence Act, H.R.
  • It reinforces the status of direct sellers as independent contractors by incorporating the specific language in Section 3508 of the Internal Revenue Service Code on direct selling independent contractor status into the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Since 1910, the Direct Selling Association (DSA) has developed and supported legislation which aids and protects direct sellers and independent contractors in their pursuit of entrepreneurship.
  • Protecting and supporting independent contractor status has been and will continue to be a top priority for direct sellers, stated Joseph N. Mariano, president of the Direct Selling Association.

Walgreen Pharmacy Services Midwest, LLC, Hit with Lawsuit Filed by Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, Alleging Missed Meal and Rest Breaks

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 1:00am

The Walgreen Pharmacy Services class action lawsuit, Case No.

Key Points: 
  • The Walgreen Pharmacy Services class action lawsuit, Case No.
  • According to the lawsuit, Walgreen Pharmacy Services allegedly failed and continues to fail to accurately calculate and pay employees for their overtime worked .
  • Additionally, the lawsuit also states that Walgreen Pharmacy Services allegedly failed to provide their non-exempt employees all legally required off-duty, uninterrupted thirty (30) minute meal breaks and the legally required paid rest breaks.
  • If you would like to know more about the Walgreen Pharmacy Services lawsuit, please contact Attorney Nicholas J.

Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhomik De Blouw LLP File Lawsuit Against Spectraforce Technologies, Inc., Alleging the Company Failed to Pay Overtime to Their Employees

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 2:00am

The class action lawsuit against Spectraforce Technologies, Inc., is currently pending in the Santa Clara County Superior Court, Case No.

Key Points: 
  • The class action lawsuit against Spectraforce Technologies, Inc., is currently pending in the Santa Clara County Superior Court, Case No.
  • The lawsuit filed against Spectraforce Technologies, Inc., alleges the company failed and continues to fail to accurately calculate and pay their California non-exempt employees for overtime worked .
  • State law provides that employees must be paid overtime at one-and-one-half times their "regular rate of pay."
  • For more information about the class action lawsuit against Spectraforce Technologies, Inc., call (800) 568-8020 to speak to Attorney Nicholas De Blouw.