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Pay for Required Time Spent in Security Screening – Yes or No?

[12/11/14]

Posted on December 11, 2014 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Stephen W. Lyman

Does an employer have to pay its employees when it requires them to stand in line every day for up to 25 minutes waiting to go through security screening at the end of the day?  It seems like that’s a lot of time and that it might be fair to compensate those employees for... READ MORE

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Seventh Circuit Clerks Disrobe for FLSA Decision

[04/02/14]

Posted on April 2, 2014 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Bradley M. Taormina

In Mitchell v. JCG Industries and Koch Foods, the plaintiffs, a class of unionized employees, alleged that their employer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Illinois Minimum Wage Law by failing to pay them for time spent donning and doffing protective and sanitary clothing at the beginning and end of their... READ MORE

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New Executive Order Raises Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

[02/21/14]

Posted on February 21, 2014 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Jonathan C. Bumgarner

On February 12, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13658, which raises the minimum rate of pay for federal contractors to $10.10 per hour.  The rate is subject to increases each year in relation to increases to the Consumer Price index.  This bold action by the president came after he was unable to convince... READ MORE

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Overtime for Home Care Workers Coming in 2015

[10/02/13]

Posted on October 2, 2013 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Stephen W. Lyman

DOL Extends Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections to Home Care Workers Last week, the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division released a new rule extending minimum wage and overtime protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to home care workers employed by third-party employers.  The new rule, which is not scheduled to... READ MORE

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