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Dealing with the DOL at Your Door, Part I

The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) conducts workplace inspections for potential violations of wage and hour laws. Employers often place frantic telephone calls to their lawyer when an investigator from the Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) knocks on their door for good reason: a DOL investigation should be  taken seriously. Any last-minute attempt to pass muster typically falls short, and leaves an employer in violation of wage and hour laws which may subject them to hefty fines. A violation can result in wage restitution, interest, and liquidated damages.  Preparedness is key, and an employer’s institution of the following five guidelines can drastically improve their position should the DOL initiate an investigation. More >

Kentucky House Bill 1 Seeks To Raise Minimum Wage

Posted In Earnings, Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Kentucky minimum wage, Kentucky Wage and Hour Act

The 2014 General Assembly is underway and, as always, we will be closely monitoring the proposed legislation. This week, we will take a look at two bills that could greatly impact employers in the Commonwealth. More >

It’s Still Pay As You Go: No Comp Time Allowed

In May of this year, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1406), which seeks to amend the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to permit private sector employees to use compensatory time off, or “comp time,” in lieu of overtime pay.  Supporters cite the flexibility for working families that the availability of comp time provides.  On the other hand, detractors claim that permitting payment for overtime work via time off will unfairly reduce the wages currently earned by overtime-eligible employees.  Since it is unlikely that the amendment will be enacted into law any time soon, employers should take stock to be sure that they are complying with the current law. More >

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