Work Breaks and Meal Periods

I cannot tell you the number of times that an employee has approached me and threatened to go to the Department of Labor because they were not allowed to take their fifteen (15) minute snack or smoke break and/or their meal period.  They are surprised when I tell them that the Fair Labor Standards Act …

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Career Fairs

Following are three (3) upcoming hiring events across the US.  Go get your new job! December 5 – 9, 2016 Massachussetts & New Hampshire Broadcasters Virtual Job Fair To participate, visit www.nahb .org. December 7, 2016 Joyce Brooks Center Enter at Door 36Mahoning County Regional Substitute Teacher Job Fair in Canfield, OH REGISTER | bit.ly… …

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Fair Labor Standards Act’s Revised Overtime Regulations Now on Hold

My last post provided a simplified explanation of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) revised regulations which were set to take effect on December 1, 2016.  Well, what a difference a couple of weeks make.  On November 22, 2016, a Federal Judge in Texas ruled in favor of twenty-one states, the US Chamber of Commerce …

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Simplifying the Revised Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Regulations

The US Department of Labor, which has Federal enforcement responsibility for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) regulations announced in May of this year that revised guidelines, governing employees’ eligibility for overtime pay, will become effective December 1, 2016. I have received inquiries from family members and friends who do not fully understand the revised …

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Anti-Discrimination Resources

For those of us who are EEO or Human Resources professionals, “discrimination” is a very familiar term. When the majority of people hear the word discrimination, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 typically comes to mind because it is the most well-known Federal Law that prohibits employment discrimination by most private and …

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