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Supreme Court Ruling Rejects Narrow Construction in Overtime Exemption Cases

Narrow construction overtime exception

While the April 2nd Supreme Court ruling may only apply to a very small segment of workers and probably only affects a single wage and hour lawsuit currently, this departure from the longstanding approach at interpreting overtime exemption will likely have broader implications and affect more workers in the future.

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Wage Theft Prevention Act

It’s February, and if you’re in New York, that means you must now be compliant with the new Wage Theft Protection Act. On April 9, 2011, the New York State Wage Theft Prevention Act went into effect, becoming fully active on February 1, 2012.

The Wage Theft Prevention Act gives greater protection to workers and requires employers to provide notification of pay rates and yearly pay notices.

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Timekeeping Records – Department of Labor Laws

Every company needs to keep track of employee time – whether that’s accomplished with antiquated paper timesheets or sophisticated web-based applications, it is needed in order to know how many hours to pay their employees.

Time sheet documents are also required by the DOL and they can keep  a company out of trouble if ever they are subpoenaed.

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