With the continued drop in oil prices and drilling activity, an increasing number of energy related employers have been engaging in “cost reduction” efforts, including job cuts and layoffs. The near-term outlook doesn’t look much brighter with new job postings for operators, field technicians, inspectors, pumpers, roustabouts and similar jobs down and top executives noting
On November 20, 2019, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court removed any remaining doubt and ruled that the fluctuating workweek (a/k/a Chinese Overtime) method of calculating overtime pay for non-exempt salaried workers is prohibited under state law. This decision is consistent with earlier decisions of other courts which have previously rejected the fluctuating workweek method under Pennsylvania
Q. What types of employees are entitled to overtime pay – which are not?A. There are two types or categories of employees, exempt and non-exempt. Exempt employees are those who, due to their job duties and compensation, are not legally entitled to overtime and are, therefore, “exempt” from the laws regarding overtime pay. Non-exempt employees
The underlying principle of overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is that every eligible worker deserves to be paid for his or her labor, and should receive premium overtime reimbursement at or above the rate of 1.5 times the regular wages for working overtime for the benefit of their employer. Do you
Employers benefit from being able to classify certain workers as exempt “computer professionals.” As an exempt worker under California wage laws, computer professionals are not required to be paid a premium for overtime hours worked. However, the worker must meet certain requirements to qualify for this California overtime law exemption. First and foremost is the
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