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Disinformation And The "Tipped-Employee Minimum Wage"

April 7, 2014 02:19
by John E. Thompson
A White House report promoting a substantial jump in the FLSA's minimum wage perpetuates now-widely-disseminated propaganda about an alleged "tipped employee minimum wage" of $2.13 per hour.

Legislation | Minimum Wage | Tips And Tip Credit

The BLS Minimum-Wage "Report" Means . . . What, Exactly?

March 28, 2014 01:28
by John E. Thompson
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' claim that over 3 million workers are paid at or below the FLSA's $7.25 minimum wage is subject to serious doubt.

Legislation | Minimum Wage

Campus "Unpaid Intern" Opposition Growing

March 24, 2014 04:07
by John E. Thompson
Companies and other organizations thinking about participating in internships sponsored by educational institutions should consider what impact the "Fair Pay Campaign" might have upon the potential for intern-related wage disputes.

Employee Status | Employer Status | Interns

President Seeks To Curtail FLSA "White Collar" Exemptions

March 17, 2014 02:32
by John E. Thompson  & Ted Boehm
President Obama has instructed the U.S. Labor Department to revise the FLSA's so-called "white collar" exemptions. The goal is to increase the number of non-exempt employees.

School-Facilitated Internships: No Worries, Right?

February 28, 2014 08:16
by John E. Thompson
Don't assume that an internship associated with or sponsored by an educational institution falls outside of the FLSA's requirements.

Employee Status | Employer Status | Interns

Fast-Food Chain Employers: Take Steps Now to Avoid Being the Next FLSA Headline

February 5, 2014 06:07
by J. Hagood Tighe
On almost a daily basis, we read articles about class action lawsuits and settlements against fast-food chains.

Compliance | Enforcement | Government Enforcement

SOTU "Minimum Wage" Announcement: What Does It Mean?

January 30, 2014 07:41
by John E. Thompson
Considerable concern and confusion has arisen from President Obama's State of the Union announcement that he will raise the minimum-wage for individuals working on federal contracts to $10.10 per hour.

Government Contracts | Minimum Wage | Prevailing Wage/Fringe Benefits

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