Most people define a work week as the hours of operation of a business, often starting at 8am on Monday and ending on 5pm Friday. There is a bit more to it than that, and it's necessary to ensure compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by establishing an actual workweek.
On April 4 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals became the first appeals court to rule that sex includes sexual orientation. The Court's ruling creates law in Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin.
Wendy becomes pregnant after four months on the job and asks her employer if she can have light duty and temporary leave. The employer terminates Wendy’s employment instead of accommodating her requests.
Question: I have an exempt employee who only worked one day this week, but claims he needs to be paid for the whole week. Is that right?
There’s no law against it, but some employees may feel that announcing their birthday violates their privacy.
Employers use the consumer price index (CPI) to calculate cost of living increases. Most cities have their own CPI, which measures how prices change regarding the cost for goods and services such as housing, food, and medical care.
Every state has different laws and there are many gray areas. Don’t leave these matters to chance or overpay in legal fees when you can access your own HR library. Here’s an example of Oregon Labor Laws.
While you start the process of retaining talent again, and you say to yourself: “Is there anyone out there that knows what they’re doing and wants to work?”, “Do I have to do this again?”, “I don’t have time for this.”, Vantage Point Business Solutions offers a much better solution!
While the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), overtime rule was put on hold, keeping the minimum salary requirement for White Collar Employees at $455 per week, several states have their own requirements.
With the rollout of legalized marijuana in Oregon and other States, many employment practices that we’ve had in place for decades need to be reexamined with this new reality in mind.