March 2023

DOL Dings Company Using Comp Time for Overtime Pay Violation

A common question from employers is whether they can use a “comp-time” system instead of making monetary overtime payments. The answer (unless you are a public-sector employer) is almost always “no.” A company in Asheville found that out the hard way when it was investigated by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for alleged failure […]

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Long COVID-19: Don’t ‘get bogged down in determining a disability’

Long COVID-19 can be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, per the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and employers need to know how to provide accommodations for those workers, panelists said during a March 9 webinar. The webinar, hosted by the Job Accommodation Network, a service provided through the U.S. Department of

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My Former Employee Is Sharing Confidential Information – Help!

As an employer, one of your worst fears may be that a disgruntled or entrepreneurial former employee may try to share your internal operations, documents, or trade secrets. What you can do to protect your business in these situations may not always be clear. This article is meant to help you consider your options when

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Daylight Savings Time Begins This Weekend!

What Employers Should Do: Remind your employees to set their clocks forward one hour at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, March 12, 2023. Verify how your payroll system is set up to handle the change in time. Check other programs such as scheduling, meeting and calendar software. What if your company has a weekend night shift? Make sure your

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If 7 Turned Out to Be 10: Determining When Weekly Wage Is Due

This case is simple—straightforward and potentially contradictory language in two dueling statutes related to the date wage payment is due, allowing an employer to meet the letter if not the spirit of the code. Spoiler alert: the text will prevail. Facts Robert Parsons works for Estenson Logistics, LLC, which pays its employees weekly. Its pay

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