People often end up working more hours than what is set out in their contract.
Usually, people are paid overtime for this and work willingly. But many more people are working jobs which don’t get paid overtime. 21 more words
Under a new rule announced by the White House yesterday, anybody making a salary of less than $47,476 ($913 a week) will automatically qualify for overtime pay… 227 more words
TOKYO — Japan is witnessing a record number of compensation claims related to death from overwork, or “karoshi,” a phenomenon previously associated with the long-suffering “salary man” that is increasingly afflicting young and female employees. 767 more words
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the term “donning and doffing” is used to refer to the practice of putting on (donning) and taking off (doffing) protective gear, clothing and uniforms and other activities to prepare to work. 566 more words
Whether or not an employer must pay an employee who is on a break during a work day often creates much confusion. Employers subject to jurisdiction under the Fair Labor Standards Act who do not follow the appropriate regulations subject themselves to potential class action liability for unpaid time, statutory penalties and other damages. 700 more words
Companies often use temporary staffing services to address seasonal staffing needs. While this need may be legitimate, the use of a staffing firm does not absolve the employer from liability for unpaid overtime. 398 more words