Individual managers, officers, HR pros and the like can be held personally liable for certain employment law violations. How can that be? The company is the employer, not the manager. Don’t most of the relevant laws say so? Some of them do.
I thought that might be an interesting question for this week. It’s not quite what it sounds like though, so let me explain. As you know, the federal government has been shut down since December 22, because our President and Congress can’t agree on a budget. But not all government agencies are entirely shut down. […]
Your employee claims you owe unpaid wages (usually that means overtime), and you’re starting to lose some sleep. You’ve heard how wage and hour claims are on the rise, and how they can add up to significant dollars. First there are the wages themselves. Then there are liquidated damages equal to the amount of the […]
I know, I’ve written before about mis-classifiying workers as independent contractors, when legally they are really employees. I wrote in more detail about that here. So why am I back on that topic? For one thing, it’s not going away, and it’s not likely to any time soon. The IRS, the USDOL and their State […]
Employers under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) have to pay their workers for all time worked–except when you don’t. Wait. Employees can work and not be paid? Well, not exactly. Let’s do a quick review of the General Rule: You have to pay your workers for all hours they work. For hours 1-40 […]