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Overtime for Employees

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.  The term �exempt� refers to jobs that are excluded from these overtime requirements. This means that employees are not entitled to (or exempt from) overtime pay, regardless of how many hours are worked. The term �non-exempt� refers to jobs that are not exempt from legal overtime requirements.  This means that employees in non-exempt jobs are entitled to overtime pay for all time worked beyond 40* hours in a week. **For purposes of calculating overtime, see section below titled Calculating Overtime. In accordance with the FLSA, whether a job is classified as exempt or non-exempt depends on the content of the ...
designed to dissuade or prevent employers from forcing their employees to work excessively long hours. These laws may take into account other considerations than the humanitarian, such as increasing the overall level of employment in the economy. One common approach to regulating overtime is to require employers to pay workers at a higher hourly rate for overtime work. Companies may choose to pay workers higher overtime pay even if not obliged to do so by law, particularly if they believe that they face a backward bending supply curve of labour . Overtime pay rates can cause workers to work longer hours than they would at a flat ...
Will furloughs wind up helping or hurting the state? |
The Great Recession has states all over the country scrambling to fill breathtaking grand canyons yawning in their state budgets. None of the choices facing the states is pretty: Steeper taxes. Deeper cuts. Layoffs. Given this climate, it's no surprise that states have resorted to massive, unpaid, forced "vacations," known as furloughs -- in Oregon's case, affecting 26,500 state employees. What is a surprise, however, is that Oregon's furloughs were planned so haphazardly. A report this week by The Oregonian's Michelle Cole warns that, in some cases, furloughs for state employees could wind up ... market research, surveys and trends
Second Circuit Blog: The Boss From Hell
The defendants, husband and wife, were convicted of forced labor, harboring aliens, peonage and document servitude, both substantive and conspiracy. The wife received an eleven-year sentence, while the husband was sentenced to forty months. The court also imposed fines and restitution and ordered the forfeiture of their home. The defendants raised several issues on appeal, not all of which are summarized here, but won relief only on a restitution issue. Background The facts of this case are quite disturbing. The defendants lived very comfortably, along with their children, in a large house on Long Island from which the husband ... market research, surveys and trends


More workers suing over overtime pay - Business - Bloomberg ...
There's a place in Reno, Nev., that practically mints money. It's not one of the many casinos in town. Nor is it one of the legal brothels that operate in the area. It is a law firm, located in a wing of a private home nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. From a utilitarian office, with a view of horses grazing in a neighbor's paddock across the road, attorney Mark R. Thierman pursues a practice that in recent years has won his clients hundreds of millions of dollars from some of the biggest names in Corporate America—and produced tens of millions for himself. A Harvard Law School grad, Thierman, 56, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The top 10 private wage-and-hour settlements paid or agreed to in 2009 under the Fair Labor Standards Act totaled $363.6 million, a 43.9% increase from 2008, according to an annual report released this month. The 575-page report, Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report, 2010 Edition, by Chicago-based law firm Seyfarth Shaw L.L.P., analyzed 715 cases in federal and state courts last year. AT&T Subsidiaries Sued in Georgia and California for Unpaid Overtime on Behalf of First-Level Managers According to a press release issued on December 16, 2009, "AT&T, the nation's largest provider of phone and internet services, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Metra's overtime express
Last year, records show, overtime at Metra amounted to about 11 percent of its nearly $180 million payroll -- nearly $20 million. Nearly a quarter of those on the payroll made at least $10,000 in overtime pay. More than one out of every 10 Metra employees got paid at least $20,000 each in overtime. Some Metra police officers more than doubled their regular salaries thanks to overtime pay. Tops among them all was Metra police officer George Patrick Murphy. He made $66,864 in overtime pay. That was on top of his $56,739 salary. That added up to $123,603. Which means Murphy made 24 percent more last year than the agency's ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Auditors urge Camden to adopt longer workweek for firefighters
— While Camden has made progress in cutting overtime, fiscal watchdogs say costs will mount again if officials don't take a harsher stand against generous firefighter contracts. State law allows firefighters to work up to an average of 56 hours in a standard work week because the nature of the job entails significant downtime. That's fairly common among South Jersey towns like Cherry Hill, which schedules firefighters to work one 24-hour shift followed by a two-day break, said Bob Brower, vice president of the New Jersey Firemen's Mutual Benevolent Association. Camden firefighters used to work that ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


An Investigation of Overtime Payments to FBI and Other Department ...
materials issued by the FBI purporting to authorize overtime for employees in. Iraq and the instructions and training provided to FBI employees regarding ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Employment Law Guide - Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is administered by the Wage and Hour Division (WHD). The Act establishes standards for minimum wages, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor. These standards affect more than 130 million workers, both full‑time and part‑time, in the private and public sectors. The Act applies to enterprises with employees who engage in interstate commerce, produce goods for interstate commerce, or handle, sell, or work on goods or materials that have been moved in or produced for interstate commerce. For most firms, a test of not less than $500,000 in annual dollar volume of ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Overtime and Compensatory Time
(FLSA) requires that most workers receive overtime pay at 1.5 times the employee's regular pay rate for all hours worked over 40 hours in a seven day workweek. The UW calls positions that are covered by FLSA overtime regulations "overtime eligible." All hourly paid temporary and student workers are, by definition, overtime eligible. Only positions that meet certain narrowly defined criteria are exempt from overtime requirements. The Compensation Office is responsible for determining the overtime status for all staff positions. The Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime Coverage & Exemption
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Google Answers: What does turnover in middle management cost ...
Hello jabs-ga, You have asked about a topic that is of immense continuing interest to all organizations. My research shows that discussions of the cost of employee turnover, the dangers and difficulties of involuntary termination and the advantages of employee retention are ever popular in the human resources and business press. There is lots of information available on the costs of turnover, various calculators for figuring out the numbers for your organization, and the techniques necessary for improved employee retention. On the other hand, there is not much available on how much it costs specifically when a middle ...
Is it required for employers to pay you to work on Federal ...
I live in Missouri and I got paid for Christmas but not for any other holiday. Is there a law requiring my employer to pay me for working on a federal holiday? 4 years ago Member since: July 05, 2006 Total points: 324 (Level 2) You should have got paid regular wages at least. Are you talking about time and a half? Some employers pay time and a half for those individuals that work holidays. Some employers give that person a paid day off with regular wages instead. Look at your employee handbook and see the policy on it. Unless your state has determined overtime for employees working federal holidays, i don't think ...