For Employers – Wage & Overtime Compliance

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For employers looking to learn more about wage and overtime compliance, the Department of Labor website has helpful information.  Specifically, the Wage and Hour Division provides excellent resources for employers to learn about their obligations.  The format is easy-to-understand.  For example, the DOL provides information about Workplace Posters, federal employment laws, and extremely helpful fact […]

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Paid Lunch Breaks?

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A common question asked by workers is whether they are entitled to paid lunch breaks.  The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require breaks or meal periods be given to workers. Some states may have requirements for breaks or meal periods. Florida law does require that minors under age 18 must be given an […]

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Immigrant Status & FLSA

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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage and overtime protections for many workers in America, and it is enforced by the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor.  Employees are entitled to receive minimum wage and overtime protections under the FLSA regardless of their immigration status.  Courts have held that […]


New Overtime Rules

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Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) released final rules increasing the minimum salary requirement to be paid to an employee who is exempted from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). These changes to the rules will be effective beginning December 1, 2016. For administrative, executive, and professional (excluding teachers, academic administrative personnel, physicians, […]

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Learn the Basics About Overtime Laws

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Overtime Overtime laws were created as a method of penalizing employers who worked laborers beyond particular time limitations.  The idea was to promote fuller employment, reduce rates of accident and injury and protect family unity by allowing workers to spend more time with their families. Many hardworking Floridians have a basic understanding of what they […]