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The Christmas Conundrum, continued

On Monday we discussed the basic framework for providing employees with days off during recognized religious holidays.  A related issue commonly presented during the holiday season is whether employees must be paid for their time off. More >

The Christmas Conundrum

The holidays are a joyous time of year, but many employers face the season with a certain sense of trepidation as their employees inevitably request time off work.  As the holiday season kicks into full gear, now is a good time for employers to refresh themselves on basic guidelines for granting and denying employees’ vacation requests. 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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