Can a Company Trade Services for Pay?
Posted on October 11, 2017
the situation A fitness studio offers its customers the opportunity to trade a free monthly membership for a few hours of cleaning each week. It is a completely voluntary arrangement. Could this later come back to bite the fitness studio?
Training Time—Compensable or Not?
Posted on May 4, 2016
the situation You have a new business that will require a number of employees with a particular skill set. You find a way to get a local community college to offer a free training course focused on this particular skill. At the conclusion of the course, you open for business. Can the employees make a […]
Tipped Employees Must Have Actual Notice of Use of Tip Credit
Posted on November 14, 2014
The tip credit permitted under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) has always presented challenges to restaurants and other employers seeking to apply it correctly. Last month, the First Circuit addressed the tip credit and the question of the type of notice which must be given to employees regarding its use in the case of […]
Executive Order 13658 “Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors” Final Rule
Posted on October 3, 2014
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Labor issued the final rule that raises the minimum wage for workers on federal contracts to $10.10 an hour. The 338 page rule, which takes effect on January 1 2015, implements Executive Order 13658. The final rule provides for employers guidance as to which contracts and which employees are […]