Updated March 31.2020 Common Questions about time off during the crisis: Can an employer force an employee to use vacation time during the pandemic? The short answer is probably yes. Federal law does not require that an employer provide paid vacation leave and therefore, it also does not regulate the terms or conditions of these
A nurse staffing company has agreed to pay a settlement of $3.2 million to compensate employees who claim that the agency underpaid overtime by failing to include the value of per diem stipends and monetary bonuses in the calculation of overtime rates of pay.  This settlement is yet another instance where non-exempt hourly healthcare professionals employed
What Workers Must be Told and Do, Before Their Fingerprints or Faces Are Used. The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) protects workers who are required to use devices such as biometric time clocks to punch-in / punch-out and record their time worked.  While the law does not prohibit employers in Illinois from using such
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not limit the number of hours in a day or days in a week any employee (salaried or hourly) may be required or scheduled to work, including overtime hours, if the employee is at least 16 years old. What the overtime pay laws dictate is how you
The Department of Labor has released its answer to a question submitted regarding the proper method for calculating overtime pay for a nondiscretionary lump sum bonus under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The answer is important to workers because it directly impacts the base rate (“regular rate”) from which their overtime pay rate is
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