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Wages & Hours: Law and Practice

Wages & Hours: Law and Practice covers all aspects of federal and state laws governing minimum wage, overtime, and child labor standards. It focuses on the federal wage-hour statutory scheme, including laws regulating work under government procurement contracts and federally assisted projects, plus...

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Wage and hour litigation is the fastest growing category within employment law today. During the years 2003-2006 there were about 4,000 FLSA lawsuits filed. Now they are being filed at a rate of over 7,000 a year. A Harris Interactive survey says that half of U.S. workers believe their employers...

Overtime Work Is Not A By-The-Job Matter

by John E. Thompson Recent reports have described more than one scenario in which an employer violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act because the employer failed to recognize that non-exempt employees' hours worked over 40 were overtime ones. The employees had performed their work in...

Does an Employer in New York Receive Credit Toward the Minimum Wage for the Value of an Apartment Furnished to an Employee in a Residential Building?

In New York City, it is common for the owner of a residential building to furnish the building's superintendent and the superintendent's family with an apartment to live in, rent free. This practice raises the question: In New York State, does an employer receive credit toward the minimum...

Commissioned Sales People in Retail Establishments Entitled to Overtime

by Stephanie Amin-Giwner Generally under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") an employer must pay its employees overtime compensation of one and one-half times the employee's regular rate of pay for hours worked in excess of forty hours per week. 29 U.S.C. § 207(a)(1). This...