Employers Group Blog Connection

Pyramiding with Wage & Hour Laws

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Wed, Jun 13, 2012

The overlay of state wage and hour laws and regulations on an already complex set of federal wage and hour rules can make even the simplest of tasks seem unnecessarily complex. The interplay between the daily overtime obligation (a state requirement) and weekly overtime (a federal one) illustrates this point perfectly, especially in the context of pyramiding.

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Topics: law, human resources, regulations, best practices, Federal, wage & hour

Don’t Confuse What You May Do with What You Should Do

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Mon, May 7, 2012

A frequent conversation we all have on the Helpline regards what the laws and/or regulations tell an employer it may do regarding the extension of leaves, termination of benefits, or even termination of employment itself. Frequently, the employer feels that what the law says the employer may do dictates what it must do. "If the law tells me I may deny leave to an employee, then I guess I must." We would caution employers to take such a myopic look at the relation between employment laws and company policy.

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Topics: law, workplace, human resources, employers