Bitcoin Sidesteps into the Workplace
Despite a recent setback, could employees asking to be paid in bitcoin be on the horizon? In some cases it’s already happening.
EEOC Targets Severance Agreement Provisions
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has brought suit against CVS, saying the company’s severance agreement interfered with employees’ right to file discrimination charges.
Related: Responses to the EEOC’s New Lawsuit on Severance Agreements
Did Tech Giants Conspire to Fix Wages?
Senior executives of Silicon Valley technology firms conspired to fix and suppress employee wages, charges a class-action lawsuit headed toward a jury trial in May.
Court to Decide After-Shift Pay for Security Check
The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether warehouse workers are entitled to compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for time they spend going through a security check after the end of their shifts.
Responding to Minimum Wage Hikes
Businesses are weighing the impact of higher state and local minimum wages on profitability and hiring, and managing the effect on existing pay structures.
Less FLSA Guidance, More FLSA Claims
Since 1991, the number of FLSA lawsuits has grown by 514 percent, according to the Government Accountability Office.
Restaurant Chain Improperly Took Tips from Servers
A sports bar/restaurant chain agreed to pay employees more than $6.8 million in back wages and damages for improperly taking tips from servers and violating federal minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping requirements.
Calculating Overtime for Salaried, Nonexempts
A salaried employee classified as nonexempt from federal and state overtime requirements must receive overtime pay.