Understanding Overtime: Employer & Employee Rights

Who Is Entitled to Overtime? Most employers are required to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act, abbreviated as FSLA, which regulates wages and hours for employees, including overtime. Employers with $500,000 in annual gross sales are subject to the FLSA.  Smaller, less profitable employers also have to follow the FLSA if they are engaged […]

Obama’s Proposed Overtime Rule Blocked by Judge

Towards the end of his administration, President Obama turned his attention towards employees who were excluded from receiving overtime. According to the proposed new rule, more than 4 million Americans would have been eligible for overtime as a means of improving their wages. Over the years, the rate of inflation has increased faster than the […]

What are the Rights of Pregnant Women at Work?

Between October 2010 and September 2015, government agencies received nearly 31,000 charges of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. One of the most common complaints was that employers fired them because they were pregnant. Since the passing of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act in 1978, workplace discrimination against pregnant women has been illegal in the United States. […]

New York Minimum Wage and Family Leave Act

There’s a new labor law poster on the New York minimum wage. It provides that employers should pay non-tipped workers at least $11.00 and $8.30 for tipped employees. This is however for large employers with more than 11 workers. Those with 10 or less workers will on the other hand pay at least $10.50 for […]

Connecticut Enacts Fair Chance Labor Law

Sometime in the 1990s there was a wave of civil rights advocacy championing for change in the labor laws. The issue was that people should have a fair chance of employment whether they’ve been arrested, charged in court, and or put behind bars or not. As a result the employers were to remove the checkbox […]

Vermont Paid Sick Leave Labor Poster

The Vermont Legislature has passed a bill requiring employers to provide employees with paid sick leave, making it the fifth state in the US after Oregon, Connecticut, California and Massachusetts to enact a paid sick leave law. As a result, employers in the state of Vermont will be required to allow employees to earn paid […]

How to Obtain a Free 2017 New Jersey Compliance Poster

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development mandates employers to post several labor law posters in their place of employment. These free labor law posters represent and regulate the terms of employment and also protect employees in the workplace environment.  The 2017 New Jersey labor laws provide eligible employees with certain rights and […]