Employee Recognition
March 21, 2024
Employee recognition programs are invaluable tools for fostering a positive work culture, increasing employee morale, and enhancing productivity. However, such programs require careful consideration to ensure compliance with federal and state laws.
April 18, 2023
Last month, US Senator Sherrod Brown introduced the Restoring Overtime Pay Act of 2023 (“ROP Act”) in Congress, a bill that seeks to increase the exempt salary threshold, thereby providing overtime protections to many more employees who are currently classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). If passed, the bill would update the FLSA, which was first enacted in 1938 and has not been significantly amended with respect to minimum wage and overtime exemptions since 2004.
February 21, 2023
Wage and Hour Division of the US Department of Labor ("DOL") issued Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2023-1 to provide guidance on the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Family and Medical Leave Act to employees who telework (i.e., work remotely from an offsite location away from the employer’s official workplace).