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Bricker & Eckler LLP | USA | 7 Jun 2011

The new smartphone app: are your FLSA time records in order?

On May 10, 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a free timesheet application for smartphones (currently limited to iPhone and iPod Touch) to “help employees independently track the hours they work and determine the wages they are owed” in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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Bricker & Eckler LLP | USA | 13 Apr 2011

FLSA protects oral complaints

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee because the employee has "filed any complaint."

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Bricker & Eckler LLP | USA | 11 Jan 2011

DOL enforcement update

In 2010, the Department of Labor (DOL) reiterated its commitment to the aggressive enforcement of federal employment laws for which it is responsible, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), through increased staffing and various employee protection initiatives.

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Bricker & Eckler LLP | USA | 14 Dec 2010

DOL Fair Labor Standards Act enforcement

In 2010, the Department of Labor ("DOL") reiterated its commitment to the aggressive enforcement of federal employment laws for which it is responsible, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), through increased staffing and various employee protection initiatives.

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Bricker & Eckler LLP | USA | 28 Jul 2010

USDOL issues guidance on donning and doffing rules

An Administrator's Interpretation letter recently issued by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) concludes that an employer is responsible under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for paying an employee for time spent putting on (donning) and taking off (doffing) personal protective equipment even though time spent "changing clothes" is excluded from compensable time under a collective bargaining agreement (CBA).

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Bricker & Eckler LLP | USA | 7 May 2010

Contractors pay high penalties for prevailing wage violations

Prevailing wage is required on most Federal and Ohio construction projects.

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Bricker & Eckler LLP | USA | 9 Apr 2010

Mortgage loan officers generally not exempt from wage and hour laws

On March 24, 2010, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued its first Administrator's Interpretation, addressing the federal minimum wage and overtime administrative exemption as applied to the typical mortgage loan officer (MLO).

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Bricker & Eckler LLP | USA | 30 Jul 2009

FLSA basics for nonprofits

One of the oldest federal laws protecting employees’ rights, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), might very well be the least understood and most commonly misapplied law in today’s increasingly white collar, high-tech workplace.

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Bricker & Eckler LLP | USA | 30 Jun 2009

Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor has shifted millions of dollars to Wage and Hour and OSHA for the purpose of hiring additional enforcement personnel.

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Bricker & Eckler LLP | USA | 5 May 2009

To pay or not to pay: when must employees be paid for training-related activities?

The United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (WHD), issued several opinion letters earlier this year addressing whether various training-related activities constitute "hours worked" for non-exempt employees that are compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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