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Should installers be paid overtime?

On September 19, 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) signed a memorandum of understanding with the IRS aimed at ending the business practice of m...

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Five Big Mistakes Employers Make on a Regular Basis

Some of the most serious legal issues we see arise from common mistakes that employers can easily correct.

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If you have to fire an employee, do it the right way

In The Art of War, ancient military strategist Sun Tzu teaches that opportunities multiply as they are seized.

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Who is entitled to overtime pay?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (the “Act”) is a long-established federal law that applies to almost all U.S. workers and employers.

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8 and 80 Overtime Pay

Hospitals and other institutions “primarily engaged in the care of the sick, the aged, or the mentally ill” must comply with the minimum wage and over...

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Is an Adverse EEOC Determination Always Available to Sway the Jury?

As many employers have learned the hard way, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has the ability to investigate claims made by an emp...

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Per diem payments affect overtime pay

Many employers struggle to manage overtime costs paid to employees. One approach employers have tried is to keep the hourly rate low while supplementi...

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Age discrimination claims may involve job postings

Discrimination claims arise from all aspects of the employment relationship, not just termination. A recent case from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appea...

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