What Are the Legal Requirements for Workday Breaks in Ohio?

  Whether an employer permits its employees to have meal breaks and rest breaks is largely within the employer’s discretion. Although some states, like California and New York, have strict requirements for employers to provide meal and rest breaks, Ohio is not one of them.   Under Ohio law, there is no requirement for an employer to provide a meal period or rest break to its adult employees age 18

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My Employee Worked Off the Clock. What Do I Owe?

In the digital era, it’s easy for employees to work anytime, anywhere. Tools like smartphones, laptops, and tablets all help to boost employee productivity, however, they can also ride a delicate line concerning employee hours and wages. Employees who work off the clock, for example, may claim that they should be compensated for the time they spend checking and responding to email or voicemail, not to mention performing a host

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Is Your Company Breaking These 4 Labor Laws?

Business owners must comply with a variety of federal labor laws. Though many small business owners think that these laws only apply to large corporations, many federal labor laws apply the moment that a business hires its first employee. Companies that violate labor laws may face fines, lawsuits, or even criminal prosecution.   Read on for an overview of four federal labor laws that every business should know and follow.

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How the Fair Labor Standards Act—and Its Posting Requirements—Affect Your Business

What Is the Fair Labor Standards Act? The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 is a federal law that governs important wage and hour standards for U.S. employees. It sets the minimum wage, establishes rules for overtime eligibility, regulates child labor, and determines employer recordkeeping requirements. The law applies to full-time and part-time employees working for private employers as well as federal, state, and local governments. The law also

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Labor Laws and Posting Requirements Affecting New York Employers

Under federal laws, as well as the laws of the New York Department of Labor, the Division of Human Rights, and other state agencies, New York employers are required to display certain posters in the workplace to remain in compliance. Employers of certain sizes or in particular industries are subject to additional posting requirements. In this blog, we’ll give you an overview of New York’s labor law posting requirements. We’ll

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U.S. Federal Court Judge puts DOL overtime rules on hold with Trump and new administration possibly having final say

Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) rules update: On December 1, 2016, the Department of Labor was ready to enact a new labor law to increase salaries under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The increase focused on white collar workers who do not receive overtime pay due to their exempt employee status.  President Obama has pushed hard to see that this pay increase goes into law.  His efforts increased exempt

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New Federal Overtime Law - FLSA

The federal Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division stated that there are no plans to change the federal minimum wage poster. The federal minimum wage poster (known as FLSA) will remain the same even though the new federal Overtime Law will go into effect Dec. 1, 2016. Poster Compliance Center Research Department continues to track this federal labor law poster and monitor any new DOL poster rules and regulations.

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