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Minimum Wage Posting Requirements

Minimum Wage Posting Requirements

An office breakroom is a common place for posting minimum wage information.4 leere st??hle image by Tripod from Fotolia.comIt is mandatory that employers that employ workers who are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) ensure that their employees are informed as to the federal.........[Read More]
Laws on a 60 Day Layoff

Laws on a 60 Day Layoff

In 1988, Congress passed the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. This law specifies which employers have to provide notice to their employees about future layoffs. The law, updated in 2009, also specifies how companies may notify employees and what information they must provide......[Read More]
About Student Labor Laws

About Student Labor Laws

Part of growing up involves joining the labor force and learning to manage a salary. A job or internship during high school can give you a serious edge over the competition later in life, but sometimes an after-school job can negatively affect school work. Sometimes the employer may ask the child wo......[Read More]
What Does an Employer Owe an Employee Who Quits?

What Does an Employer Owe an Employee Who Quits?

Resignations and firings are an integral part of business. After all, you as an owner are trying to do what's best for your company, and your employees will be trying to do what's best for themselves. Sometimes these are two different things, and you have to part ways. As an employer, you ......[Read More]
How to Pay Taxes on a Workers Compensation Benefits

How to Pay Taxes on a Workers Compensation Benefits

When you file your taxes, you must include payments received from your employer or private insurance in your taxable income. Government payments made under a worker's compensation act are not taxable; however, the Internal Revenue Service does not exclude from taxation alternative arrangements that ......[Read More]
Tips for Employers On Company Restructure and Staff Redundancy

Tips for Employers On Company Restructure and Staff Redundancy

Company restructures or staff redundancy are topics that make both employers and employees nervous. Unfortunately, redundancy and company restructures are part of life. Many workers may feel they have been dismissed unfairly or that the decision is personal and has nothing to do with financial issue......[Read More]
White-Collar Overtime Exemptions

White-Collar Overtime Exemptions

Receiving the proper treatment in the workforce has changed for many individuals, especially those considered white-collar workers. The term white-collar is often used in contrast to blue-collar, respectively separating service industry and management-based jobs, which may now include computer-relat......[Read More]
Will a Creditor Use Wage Garnishment or a Bank Levy?

Will a Creditor Use Wage Garnishment or a Bank Levy?

Creditors report delinquencies to the reporting agencies, and this information remains on a debtor's credit report for seven years. Debtors with no intentions of paying off a debt might wait for the negative information to fall off their records. However, creditors do have rights and they can take o......[Read More]
Applicable Rules of Procedure Under the Jones Act

Applicable Rules of Procedure Under the Jones Act

Receiving proper training is an important part of the Jones Act.prova idrante image by Satan from Fotolia.comThe Jones Act helps protect seamen if they are injured while working. It includes the Coast Guard as well. There are certain avenues employers must go through when they hire.........[Read More]
Maryland's Labor Laws

Maryland's Labor Laws

Maryland flagMaryland State Flag image by dwight9592 from Fotolia.comMaryland labor laws normally follow the federal standard. These laws spell out the rights and obligations of both the employer and employee. Certain things simply cannot be done. Most of the obligations between employer.........[Read More]
Employ American Workers Act

Employ American Workers Act

The Employ American Workers Act is aimed at keeping jobs in American hands. Applying to companies that received federal assistance as part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the act is intended to strengthen the American workforce by encouraging the hiring of American citizens. This is accomplish......[Read More]
Georgia Labor Laws on Breaks

Georgia Labor Laws on Breaks

Georgia does not have a law requiring companies to give break times to their employees.people working image by Greg Pickens from Fotolia.comBreaks are paid rest periods from work. They're good for both employers and employees because they increase employee efficiency and harmony. While.........[Read More]
Employee Statute of Limitations on Lost Wages

Employee Statute of Limitations on Lost Wages

If you are paid less than minimum wage or you are denied overtime to which you are entitled and you file a claim with the Department of Labor (DOL), they can regain your lost wages, but there is a statutory filing deadline.......[Read More]
Family Medical Leave & Employer Rights

Family Medical Leave & Employer Rights

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid absence during a 12-month period for family or medical reasons. This leave is separate from accrued paid leave granted by the employer.......[Read More]
Labor Laws & Employee Breaks in Missouri

Labor Laws & Employee Breaks in Missouri

Missouri's Division of Labor Standards handles many aspects of labor law. There are departments devoted to Wage and Hour, On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Services, Mine and Cave Safety and Health and Workers' Safety Program matters. The division is responsible for enforcing laws concerning br......[Read More]
HIPAA Dental Regulations

HIPAA Dental Regulations

medical equipment image by Chad McDermott from Fotolia.comThe Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), became federal law in 1996. This law was enacted to protect a patient's private medical information from being release to other people without the patient's consent..........[Read More]
Ways to Get a Work Permit in Virginia

Ways to Get a Work Permit in Virginia

A minor under 16 needs a permit to work in Virginia.help wanted image by Tom Oliveira from Fotolia.comA work permit is required for someone who wants a job and is at least 14 but not yet 16, the legal age of employment in Virginia. In order to obtain a work permit, two forms must be.........[Read More]
Minimum Wage Standards of the Fair Labor Act

Minimum Wage Standards of the Fair Labor Act

The United States Department of Labor enforces the federal minimum wage.wristwatch and dollar bills image by Squareplum from Fotolia.comThe federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a set of laws governed and enforced by the United States Department of Labor. The Wage and Hour Division.........[Read More]
Does the Law Require Employers to Follow Their Employee Policies?

Does the Law Require Employers to Follow Their Employee Policies?

Employers can design workplace policies that their employees must follow, as long as the rules are legal. Whether or not an employer must follow a certain policy himself depends on several factors.......[Read More]
The Gender Tax Repeal Act

The Gender Tax Repeal Act

The Gender Tax Repeal Act was passed in California in 1995. This act states that "no business establishment of any kind whatsoever may discriminate, with respect to the price charged for services of similar or like kind, against a person because of the person's gender."......[Read More]