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Employers Urge Congress To Revise the Fair Labor Standards Act

Posted in Working Time

On July 14, 2011, several lobbyists and business representatives argued before the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections (“Subcommittee”) that the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) needs to be revised.  J. Randall MacDonald, senior vice president of human resources at IBM and chairman of the HR Policy Association, told the Subcommittee that… Continue Reading

Wage Hour Issues For New Companies: A Puzzlement

Posted in Exemptions, Independent Contractor, Working Time

David LaGasse recently wrote a column in Employment Law 360 that  highlighted some of the wage-hour issues and  problems facing start-up companies.  I agree with these assessments and can comment further as follows. He mentioned the tendency to classify workers as independent contractors.  On one level, this is tempting and seemingly much easier for a new… Continue Reading