What employers must understand is that excluding workers from overtime pay
when they lawfully should receive it may have short-term benefits for the bottom-line, but in the long run, it's a dangerous and risky endeavor," Shegerian went on to say.
The rule imposes much-heightened scrutiny on whether employers may classify their employees as exempt from FLSA rules, most notably minimum wage and overtime pay
requirements," said Bob Kilgore, attorney in the San Antonio office of labor and employment law firm Fisher & Phillips.
The answer is not to set up a state company, but to hire and train another 50 controllers, whose work terms would include shifts and no overtime pay
Mohammed Mubarak, Head of Labour Affairs at The Ministry of Labour, was not able to comment on this specific case, but said any worker is entitled to overtime pay
after working for eight hours.
Under current federal regulations, workers who are deemed executive, administrative or professional employees can be denied overtime pay
under a so-called white-collar exemption.
Nonlive-in housekeepers who work more than eight hours a day or 40 hours a week are also entitled to overtime pay
Third, even though there was no specific mention of overtime in Michalowski's employment contract, she was nonetheless entitled to receive overtime pay
under the legislation.
The increased minimum wage also will affect the overtime pay
exemption for commissioned employees who must be paid 1.
Rheaume is accused of repeatedly violating the law by failing to pay employees who work more than 40 hours a week overtime pay
at 1-1/2 limes the regular rate at which they are paid.
The new regulations made a lot of changes in rules, to make it easier for employers to determine who is and who is not exempt from overtime pay
Employees who are exempt from overtime pay
generally include those who make significant decisions for the company, such as hiring and firing employees, or decisions concerning marketing and sales.
California companies seem to be getting most of the heat as the number of white-collar lawsuits directed at overtime pay
has been on the rise in the state since 2001 when a claim was filed against Los Angeles-based Farmers Insurance Exchange, a unit of Farmers Insurance Group.