State Wage & Hour Laws

I do a great deal of prevailing wage defense on behalf of employers, both on a federal level (i.e. Davis-Bacon Act) and the State of New Jersey prevailing wage statute.  
Continue Reading New Jersey Business Association Challenges Union Boondoggle Requirement of Mandatory Apprenticeship Program For Construction Employers

The State of New Jersey (and many other states) has started to tighten up laws regarding independent contractor status. One troubling component (to management-side practitioners and employers alike) of this
Continue Reading New Jersey DOL Poster Basically Invites Workers to Claim They Are Not Independent Contractors

I have found a very interesting exemption case involving a rather unique job title that also is very instructive in the interpretation of the Highly Compensated Exemption (“HCE”) under the
Continue Reading Organ Procurement Coordinator Found Exempt Under FLSA Highly Compensated Exemption: A Case Study in the HCE

I have long been a fan of the fluctuating work week (FWW) method of paying overtime to non-exempt salaried employees.  This computation yields a half-time calculation, i.e. a lower calculation
Continue Reading Fluctuating Work Week Calculation of Back Due Overtime Not Allowed by Pennsylvania Supreme Court