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Tips & Employees - FLSA Update No. 3

April 27, 2018

In prior articles, I discussed the bumpy road involving an employer keeping tips left by customers. In what may be the final chapter of this story, the United States Congress has now amended the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to explicitly...

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Business Law - Maternity Leave and Avoiding Discrimination Claims

April 18, 2018

You have a highly valued employee who has recently become pregnant and has asked about the company policy on paid maternity leave. Should you offer her paid maternity leave? If you choose to offer paid leave for new parents, how do you do so while...

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Employment Relations – Sexual Harassment & Hostile Work Environments

February 02, 2018

You run a business and receive a report from an employee of sexual harassment/hostile work environment, how do you respond? First, while many areas of the law are very complex and it is easy to get punished for doing the right thing, this area is...

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Tip Credits Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - FLSA Update No. 2

December 08, 2017

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires employers to pay $7.25 per hour plus overtime to most workers but allows tipped employees to be treated differently by use of the “tip credit”. Unfortunately, there are many rules regarding the tip...

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What Is The Minimum Pay For Salaried Employees Under The Fair Labor Standards Act? - FLSA Update No. 1

November 14, 2017

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires that all non-exempt employees be paid time and a half for any overtime they work in a work week. To be exempt, an employee must meet certain task related criteria, such as being a manager, and be paid...

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UPDATE: White Collar Exemptions

June 13, 2017

On June 7, 2017, attorneys for employees of Chipotle filed suit in a U.S. District Court seeking overtime for any employee who worked for Chipotle and was paid a salary of less than $47,476 from December 1, 2016 to the present. There is some...

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Changes to the Salary Level Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

November 17, 2016

There has been a lot of publicity about the regulatory changes that take effect December 1, 2016 under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). This article gives an overview of the change.

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ERISA Protection for Your Family? Maybe.

October 01, 2013

It happens. An employee is provided a valuable insurance on their life through their employer’s benefit plan. They designated their spouse, by name, as the beneficiary in the case of their death. The marriage later falls apart and as part of the...

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Examining the Structure of How You Do Business

December 03, 2011

Most of us are the recipients of numerous sources of information pertaining to taxes and a number of newsletters cover tax topics. However, it is important to realize that tax planning is not a once in a year, do at the very end of year,...

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Workers’ Compensation in Virginia

September 24, 2008

At What Point Must a Growing Company Purchase and Maintain a Workers’ Compensation Insurance Policy? In Virginia, the Workers’ Compensation Act (the “Act”) is an employees exclusive remedy against his employer for injuries sustained on the job. To...

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