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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
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
Hurts the more than 3 million temp and staffing workers, and millions of other workers in subcontracted jobs The following is the statement from the National Employment Law Project regarding the new joint employer rule announced by the DOL and the negative impact it will have on a large number of American workers:“On Sunday, the
On January 7, 2020 the U.S. Department of Labor issued an opinion letter responding to an inquiry asking whether payments to certain consultants constitute payments on a fee basis or salary basis under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The answer was yes, under the circumstances.   This issue is important because an employee who

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