One court has spoken. You may have to pay some of your interns and trainees. According to Hon. William T Lawrence, judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, universities do not have to pay their student athletes for their participation in athletic activities–because student athletes are not employees. The case […]
Most of you probably know that you cannot fire an employee for taking leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA. Yet cases against employers allege that very FMLA violation. What your employee recently took FMLA leave and you fire him or her for a different reason? Is it OK now? A number of employers […]
Here it is — the grand finale of FLSA overtime exemptions, the dynamic duo, the outside sales representative and the commissioned retail employee! If you employ salespeople, have you made sure that they really are exempt from overtime pay? Which sales positions make the cut? Join The Emplawyerologist after the jump to find out more!
Do you employ nurses? Graphics consultants or designers? Did you know that (in addition to other types of employees we have talked about here here and here) these employees may be entitled to overtime, too? What?! Aren’t learned and creative professionals exempt from overtime? The Fair Labor Standards Act says so! What’s the problem, then? […]
Suppose your business employs Brilliant Brenda as an “IT” professional and you pay her an $80,000 annual salary. Brenda maintains the software on the company’s computer system, troubleshoots, and repairs problems, and installs software. You feel that Brenda performs complex functions, because they require special skills and knowledge. A year after her start date, Brenda […]