Legislation Would Let Employees Trade O.T. for Vacation Time

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A newly proposed bill would change the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime mandate to allow workers to trade overtime pay for compensatory time off. Introduced by Martha Roby, a Republican from Alabama, the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 would: Cap the amount of paid time off that workers can accrue each year at 160 hours. Require employers to pay out annually any unused comp time. Give employers 30 days to pay out any unused comp time beyond 80 hours. Require employers to pay out any unused comp time accrued upon termination for any reason.   Under current FLSA rules,…
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FMLA, FLSA Lawsuits Surge, Exposing Employers to Large Awards

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The number of employee lawsuits against employers for Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and wage and hour violations has skyrocketed in the last five years and your firm could be the next target even for a small misstep, which can be costly. The Department of Labor has increased its budget and the number of investigators pursuing employers who violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which covers wage and hour complaints, including exempt and non-exempt employee violations, overtime violations and similar issues. Employment law attorneys say that the surge in FMLA complaints is a result of more people knowing about…
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