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Salaried Exempt in Washington

Friday, October 2nd, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Overtime pay is defined and mandated by the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act). Under this law, employees who work more than 40 hours in one work week are entitled to overtime pay at the rate of 1.5 times their usual hourly pay.

Some occupations are allowed to ... continue reading

Wyoming ADA

Monday, September 21st, 2009
Posted by Tamara
A key ingredient of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the concept of “reasonable accommodation.” The ADA applies to employees in Wyoming and throughout the nation. Many states also have disability laws at the state level.

Since the passage of the ADA in 1990, employers must ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in Arkansas

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Probably no other subject creates more confusion among employers than the question of overtime pay for employees.

Preconceptions about salaries and overtime compensation are responsible for much of the confusion. The received wisdom is that any employee who is on a salary need not be paid overtime. ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in Indiana

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Many employees have questions regarding salaried exempt and non-exempt employees in Indiana.

There are in fact several factors that determine whether or not a “manager” is exempt from the protection of the laws.

Among those factors are an employee’s pay rate and duties and the ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in South Dakota

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Some salaried employees are legally entitled to overtime under federal law.

That fact may come as a surprise to some South Dakota employers and others who have always assumed that, if an employee is salaried, he or she need not be paid “time-and-a-half” for any hours worked ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in Tennessee

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Many employers in Tennessee would be surprised to learn that they may not know all there is to know about salaried employees and overtime pay.

A common misconception among employers is that no salaried employees are entitled to overtime pay. This is not true.

There ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in Virginia

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Salaried employees in Virginia and elsewhere who earn less than $455 a week are legally entitled to overtime pay. The fact that they receive a salary rather than a wage is irrelevant.

Many employers are not aware that federal law provides overtime pay protection to some salaried ... continue reading

Disciplinary Notices in Wyoming

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
When applying disciplinary procedures, the Wyoming employer must administer them evenly and fairly. For example, allowing male employees to arrive 15 minutes late without consequence and to punish female employees for the same act is illegal discrimination.

There are no laws (federal or Wyoming) governing written warnings ... continue reading

Federal Hostile Work Environment

Monday, March 30th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
The term hostile work environment is often considered only to be connected to sexual harassment where an employee suffers abusive behavior and language because of his or her gender. Federal laws have determined that hostile work environment also applies to more than just gender.

A hostile environment ... continue reading

Religious Discrimination in Maine

Friday, March 27th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Discrimination against an employee because of his or her religion is illegal. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employers are prohibited from discriminating against workers based on their gender, race, national origin, color or religion. This law applies to several areas of employment including applications, ... continue reading

Religious Discrimination in Utah

Thursday, March 19th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Since 9/11, a number of cases of religious discrimination against Muslims have appeared in the courts in Utah and across the nation. For example, two Islamic employees in Pennsylvania worked the local government. The dress code required male employees to be clean-shaven. The Islamic religion requires the men to ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt Employees

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
The federal law governing overtime pay for wage-earners in the U.S.   requires that some salaried employees be paid overtime when they work more than 40 hours a week.

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the applicable law. The FLSA has in fact created two ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in Minnesota

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Some salaried employees in Minnesota and elsewhere in the U.S. are entitled to overtime pay.

Many employers are under the impression that if someone on their staff is salaried, he or she is automatically not entitled to be paid “time-and-a-half” for overtime.

There are, however, ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in Arizona

Monday, March 9th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
While a common assumption is that salaried executives and managers in Arizona and in other states are not legally entitled to overtime pay, the reality is more complicated than that.

In fact, there are some salaried employees who are entitled to overtime pay regardless of their job ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in Kansas

Friday, March 6th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
One federal regulation that all employers in Kansas and elsewhere in the U.S. should be aware of is the rule governing which of their employees are entitled to overtime pay and which ones are not.

Employers should understand that it is not enough merely to declare someone ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in Massachusetts

Thursday, February 26th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Many employers in Massachusetts and elsewhere nationwide are often surprised to discover that some salaried employees are entitled to overtime pay.

It is also important for employers to understand that not every salaried employee who carries the title of “manager” or executive is automatically outside the protection ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in North Carolina

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Determining which salaried employees are eligible for overtime is an involved process. Many factors must be considered, including pay rate and job duties.

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), any employee who works more than 40 hours in one week is entitled to 1.5 times their ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in Rhode Island

Saturday, December 20th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
According to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), any employee who works more than 40 hours in one week is entitled to overtime pay at 1.5 times their usual rate. This seems straightforward, but there are exceptions. One complex issue is determining if salaried employees are exempt from ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in Nevada

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) mandates that every employee who works more than 40 hours in one week is entitled to overtime pay at 1.5 times his or her usual hourly rate. Employers often assume that this law doesn’t apply to salaried employees.

That assumption is ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in New Mexico

Sunday, December 14th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
According to the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act), any employee who puts in more than 40 hours in one week is entitled to overtime pay at 1.5 times their usual rate.

The law does not apply to all employees. The exceptions to the rule are salaried personnel, ... continue reading

Arizona Payday

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Each Arizona employer, and employers in other states, has the right to set its own pay schedule. Minimum wage laws in these states, however, mandate that once the payday is set, it must be honored. In Arizona and these other states, it is illegal for a company not to ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in South Carolina

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Employees who work more than 40 hours in one week are entitled by federal law to be paid overtime. The federal law is the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and requires the overtime be paid at 1.5 times the employee’s usual hourly rate.

FLSA also states that ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in Alaska

Sunday, September 14th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Employers face a complex situation when determining if a salaried employee is eligible for overtime. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the relevant federal law and requires overtime pay for workers who put in more than 40 hours in one week. FLSA, however, does exempt certain groups of ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in Delaware

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
According to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employees who work more than 40 hours in one week are entitled to overtime pay. This law applies to all workers, except those that fall into certain categories. Salaried employees fall in one of these categories and are usually considered ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in Nebraska

Saturday, September 6th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Salaried employees are one of the groups who are exempt from overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under this law, most employees who put in more than 40 hours per week are entitled to 1.5 times their usual hourly rate for all time over 40 hours. ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in Ohio

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008
Posted by Tamara
The Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that workers who put in more than 40 hours in one week be paid overtime. This federal law sets overtime pay at 1.5 times the employee’s usual hourly rate.

There are exemptions to the FLSA, and include many groups of ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in Kansas

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
The issue of whether a Kansas salaried employee is entitled to overtime pay depends on a number of factors.   A salaried employee can be classified as salaried exempt which means her or she is salaried but not entitled to overtime pay, or salaried non-exempt which means the employer ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in Georgia

Saturday, June 7th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
If a salaried employee in Georgia works more than a 40 hour week he or she may be entitled to overtime pay under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).   FLSA is the federal law that regulates overtime.   There are some states that have their own overtime ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in Alabama

Thursday, June 5th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
An Alabama employee who works more than 40 hours in a week in entitled to overtime pay for those hours worked under provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).   But does a salaried worker who works overtime for the week also receive overtime pay?   This is ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in Vermont

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Whether a salaried employee who works more than 40 hours per week is entitled to overtime is determined by guidelines of the Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA.

The FLSA is the federal law that directs employers to pay anyone who works more than 40 hours per ... continue reading