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When ‘Regular Rate’ Isn’t So Regular: 4 Common Mistakes in Calculating Overtime Pay

Leslie SammonFebruary 11, 2020
Many employers make the mistake of assuming an employee’s overtime pay rate is simply the person’s hourly rate multiplied by...

DOL is Publishing Final Rule on Regular Rate Under the FLSA

Michael WestcottDecember 17, 2019
On December 12, 2019 the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor announced a final rule impacting the...

Be Ready to Comply with DOL’s New Overtime Rule

Leslie SammonDecember 9, 2019
On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its final overtime rule, making an additional 1.3 million...

7th Circuit Explains When Attorneys’ Fee-Shifting Applies to FLSA Claims

Kristin PierreOctober 11, 2019
A Wisconsin service technician filed a federal court lawsuit on behalf of himself and other employees for unpaid overtime wages....

Is It OK to Allow Exempt Employees to Perform Some Nonexempt Duties?

Michael ModlAugust 26, 2019
You may have employees whom you have properly classified as exempt from receiving overtime pay under federal and Wisconsin wage...

Do We Have to Pay Our Computer Programmers Overtime?

Heath StrakaJuly 8, 2019
Certain classes of highly skilled workers in our economy are exempt from having to be paid overtime. This article focuses...

DOL Proposes New Salary Threshold for White-Collar Overtime Exemption

Justin LessnerJuly 8, 2019
On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed its much-awaited rule to expand overtime protections for executive,...

An Overview of ‘Donning and Doffing’ in Wisconsin

July 1, 2019
It’s officially spring. This time of year, we doff our winter gear and eagerly don sunglasses and spring jackets. The...

Docking Pay: When is it OK?

Aneet KaurJuly 30, 2018
One of the largest expenses an employer faces relates to payroll. As such, it can be tempting to deduct wages...