What is the New York State Notice of Pay Rate?

What is the New York State Notice of Pay Rate?

As part of the Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA) of 2011, all employers in New York are required to give written notice of wage rates to all new hires within 10 days of being hired. Previously, employers were required to provide this notice to all employees every year,...
Pay Equity Laws – What Employers Need to Know

Pay Equity Laws – What Employers Need to Know

The federal Equal Pay Act went into effect in 1963, but it hasn’t brought an end to pay disparities between men and women. Neither have state laws with the same objective. Long story short: the laws weren’t strong enough, and they didn’t account for all the causes of...
Pay Differences Cannot be Based on Salary History

Pay Differences Cannot be Based on Salary History

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that pay differences cannot be based on salary history under the Equal Pay Act (EPA), even when used in conjunction with other factors. The EPA first became law in 1963 and prohibits the payment of different wages to...
Deductions from Exempt Employee Pay?

Deductions from Exempt Employee Pay?

Q: I have an exempt employee who only worked one day this week, but claims he needs to be paid for the whole week. Is that right? A: Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), most exempt employees need to be paid their regular salary each pay period, regardless of...
FLSA Overtime Rule Announced

FLSA Overtime Rule Announced

Today, the White House and the Department of Labor announced the publication of the final rule of the FLSA overtime exemption, also known as the “white collar exemption.” As we have been discussing in previous posts, this new rule dramatically raises the...

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