Tag Archives: Wage and Hour

Department of Labor Investigations in 2016

Employers will continue to see an increase in Department of Labor’s investigations in the workplace in 2016.  The increased investigations are expected in at least these two areas: Wage & Hour — especially as it relates to misclassification of non-exempt employees as exempt, or of employees as independent contractors. Family & Medical Leave Act policies […]

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Wage Recoveries and Independent Contractor Classification Best Practices: The Status of the People Who Perform Work for You

In early August of this year, New York Governor Cuomo announced that New York is set to recover a record amount of back wages and benefits owed to workers. Within the first seven months of 2015, the state recovered and distributed $18.1-million to nearly 19,000 workers whose employers failed to pay them the proper minimum […]

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Wage and Hour Regulations: Pay Right or Pay the Price

  The number of companies exposed to wage and hour audits by Federal and State examiners increases each year, and the results, very often, are expensive settlements or even more expensive litigation. Aside from government initiated audits, there are an endless number of attorneys who will represent individuals or initiate class action law suits to […]

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Labor Department Expected to Unleash “Flurry” of New Regulations

With Thomas Perez confirmed as head of the Labor Department, the agency is expected to unleash a “flurry of new regulations that have been bottled up for months,” which is cause for concern for business leaders. Some of the long-awaited rules are anticipated to help boost employment for veterans and the disabled, increase wages for […]

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They Should Have Called PMP: DOL “Comes Knocking” With Two More Large Settlements

The Ohio-based Cascom, Inc. was found liable for nearly $1.5-million for misclassified independent contractors  and the MLB’s San Francisco Giants have paid  $545K in back wages for not properly paying workers.  What do these settlements mean to your company? These continued large settlements secured by the Department of Labor should be a wake-up call to […]

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More States Increasing Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in Rhode Island is set to increase by 25 cents, effective January 1, 2014, under legislation passed by Rhode Island’s General Assembly on June 27. The $8.00 per hour minimum wage would make Rhode Island’s wage the third-highest in New England, behind Vermont ($8.60 per hour) and Connecticut (8.25 per hour). The […]

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HSI and ICE Raid Convenience Stores on Wage & Hour and Fraudulent Documentation Charges

United States Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) made national news on June 17th. Nine owners and managers of 7-Eleven stores across Long Island and in Virginia were charged with making tens of millions of dollars by exploiting immigrants, in part by paying them using the stolen Social Security numbers of […]

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If Only They Had Called PMP: Suffolk County Car Wash Pays Stiff Wage & Hour Penalty

On May 22, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that he had secured a guilty plea from the owner of a Suffolk County car wash who failed to pay at least 10 workers the state-mandated minimum wage and required overtime wages. Schneiderman’s investigation revealed that the business owner paid at least 10 car wash employees […]

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Wage & Hour and Incentive Compensation Workshop – PMP and Chernoff Diamond

Alan Pearl presented on Wage and Hour compliance at PMP and Chernoff Diamond’s “Wage & Hour and Incentive Compensation” Workshop on 4/25/13. Attendees came away with knowledge on this pertinent HR topic, and were eligible to receive 2.75 HRCI credits. Thank you to all who attended, and we hope to see you at our upcoming […]

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