The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has updated its internship fact sheet to help employers determine whether interns and students working for “for-profit” employers are entitled to minimum wages and overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Companies tend to focus on messaging that targets management, ignoring information employees and job seekers receive from various sources. After all, there are only so many hours in a day.
Perhaps the most common type of nontraditional worker in the new workforce is the independent contractor. The recession saw many people seeking work as independent contractors and as the economy has improved, these relationships have continued, whether due to the preference of the employer, the employee, or both.
Yesterday we looked at some research about the widespread nature of telecommuting. Today we’ll take a look at BLR’s guidance on legal issues revolving around telecommuting.
Yesterday we heard advice from expert Kara Shea concerning Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exemptions and audits. Today, more from Shea on how to stay out of legal hot water when it comes to these tricky matters.
When you are hiring new employees, how comfortable are you with making sure that you’re on the right side of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? Expert Kara Shea joins us today to make sense out of this difficult issue.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division published an Administrator’s Interpretation addressing joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA). They also released a new fact sheet on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and joint employment.
As a recruiter, your new hire might be part of a joint employment relationship. Do you know all of the ins and outs of this relationship, including what your responsibilities are? Today we’ll hear some of the details from Susan Prince, JD, MSL, and legal editor at BLR®. By Susan Prince, JD, MSL, Legal Editor […]
In yesterday’s Advisor, business consultant Bridget Miller presented some of the benefits of recruiting contingent workers for your organization. Today, Miller highlights the risks involved. What Are the Risks? There can be downsides to having contingent workers. Here are some of the concerns: Employee morale may be affected. Depending on the implementation of a contingent […]
A recent effort by the Department of Labor (DOL) to revisit how employees versus independent contractors are classified makes it clear that they mean business. Perhaps the most startling feature of their new effort involves how the DOL will likely consider all workers to be employees rather than independent contractors. Only those who fit strict […]