Posts tagged penalties
Exempt or Non-Exempt? Why FLSA Classifications Matter

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that most employees be paid at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime for all hours worked over 40 hours in a work week. However, the FLSA provides an exemption for those working in certain roles, commonly referred to as “white collar exemptions.”

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OSHA Penalties to Increase in 2016

On Nov. 2, 2015, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (Act), which is a two-year budget deal. One provision in the Act will allow OSHA to increase the maximum penalty amounts it imposes on employers that violate occupational safety and health standards. These increases will become effective Aug. 1, 2016.

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