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Money Minute offers Wage and Hour solutions for Executives and HR Professionals.


June 30, 2014
If non-exempt employees are regularly checking and responding to emails from home, but their time records never include hours outside of the normal workday, there is a problem.
June 11, 2014
Because improper deductions can result in the loss of the exemption from overtime, protect your Company with a safe harbor provision that encourages the reporting of any improper deductions and commits to correcting any deductions that have been improperly made.
May 28, 2014
Time spent donning and doffing clothes or protective gear is considered "integral and indispensable" when it primarily benefits the employer and is necessary to the principal work performed.
May 19, 2014
If your company has an auto-deduct policy or practice, review your policies and train your supervisors regarding the importance of ensuring employees are documenting all time worked, including work performed during a meal break.
May 2, 2014
Even if you have an automated system that handles the rounding of an employee's start and stop times, you should periodically audit time records to ensure each employee is fully compensated for all time worked.
April 25, 2014
Whether an employee is paid for travel time depends on the circumstances. It's worth real money to know the rules relating to compensation of time spent traveling.
April 10, 2014
Last month, President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to propose changes to the current overtime regulations.
April 1, 2014
Engaging independent contractors instead of hiring employees is enticing… no overtime pay, benefits, tax witholdings, FICA obligations or legal liability for certain claims.

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