Thursday, August 13, 2009
One of the things that I have often wondered about is whether all these furloughs happening at public law schools have any wage and hour consequences.
Well, fear not. The Department of Labor has a handy furlough tip sheet to help employees and employers through these difficult recessionary times. Nothing new here as far as wage and hour law, but still useful to have all in one place.
Here's a taste:
1. If an employer is having trouble meeting payroll, do they need to pay non-exempt employees on the
In general, an employer must pay covered non-exempt employees the full minimum wage and any statutory overtime due on the regularly scheduled pay day for the workweek in question. Failure to do so constitutes a violation of the FLSA. When the correct amount of overtime compensation cannot be determined until sometime after the regular pay period, however, the requirements of the FLSA will be satisfied if the employer pays the excess overtime compensation as soon after the regular pay period as is practicable.
Read the whole thing and know your rights (with a nod to The Clash) if you happen to be in this situation right now.