The 5 little words that will cause your company a huge headache

"Tell me how you're paid." The biggest wage and hour case I ever defended started with those five little words. A very disgruntled, and justifiably fired, ex-employee went to see a plaintiff's employment lawyer about filing a wrongful discharge lawsuit. The lawyer correctly told him...

System for employees to report unpaid time insulates company from wage and hour claim, says 6th Circuit

In White v. Baptist Memorial Hosp. (6th Cir. 11/6/12) [pdf] , the 6th Circuit answers one of the more difficult questions that faces employers under our wage and hour laws-what is an employer's responsibility to pay an employee for off-the-clock work? The employer in White maintained a policy...