Employers with salaried employees – employees exempt from minimum wage and overtime laws – should take steps to ensure they are complying with federal regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay overtime wages to employees, who are eligible for such wages. Not all employees are entitled to overtime pay because the FLSA provides exemptions. Whether an employee is exempt or nonexempt usually depends on 1) how much the employee is paid, 2) how the employee is paid and 3) the type of [...]
The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the time spent waiting to undergo end of shift security screenings are not compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the FLSA an activity is compensable if the activity is integral and indispensable to the principal activities that the employee is hired to perform. The Court stated that for the [...]
In Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., the Supreme Court held that the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) exempts pharmaceutical companies from having to pay overtime wages to sales reps. At issue was whether or not pharmaceutical reps are deemed “outside salesmen”. If not, the reps would be entitled to overtime pay when they work over 40 [...]