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Employers Must Pay Employees for All Hours Worked, Including Work at Home

The U.S. Labor Department is reminding employers that they must make a reasonable effort to keep track of all hours worked by non-exempt employees — even those working varied hours from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The department’s Wage …

Michigan Governor Wants to Make More Workers Eligible for Overtime

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is moving to make more Michigan workers eligible for overtime pay. The Democrat announced that her administration will establish rules to change the salary threshold under which employers must pay overtime to their workers. Whitmer did not …

Trump Administration Unveils Higher Threshold to Expand Overtime Pay

The U.S. Department of Labor issued a long-awaited proposal on Thursday to extend mandatory overtime pay to a million more workers, far fewer than an Obama administration rule that was struck down by a federal judge. Currently, salaried workers are …

Supporters of Overtime Hike Turn to States as Obama Rule Unlikely to Survive

With President Barack Obama’s federal overtime-pay overhaul likely to die either in court or under Republican Donald Trump, some legislators are trying to replicate it at the state level. Democrats in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maryland, Wisconsin and Michigan said they …

Judge Blocks Obama’s Overtime Pay Raise for White Collar Workers

An Obama administration policy that would have given more white-collar workers overtime starting Dec. 1 was blocked nationwide by a federal judge in Texas. The decision Tuesday is a victory for 21 states and dozens of business groups that sued, …

McDonald’s to Pay $3.75 Million to California Workers for Back Pay, Damages

McDonald’s Corp has agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle a lawsuit claiming it was liable for labor law violations by a California franchisee, marking what lawyers said was the first time the company has settled legal claims by a …

Georgia City Proposes Overtime Pay Settlement with Firefighters

Augusta, Ga., commissioners are proposing a settlement with firefighters who have sued the city saying they’re owed overtime pay. The Augusta Chronicle reports commissioners voted to offer $58,455 to the group of approximately 85 firefighters who filed a class-action lawsuit …

Google Targeted in Independent Contractor Classification Dispute

Google was sued last week by a worker who claimed the company did not pay overtime, improperly classified him as an independent contractor then terminated him after he asked for more hours to be covered under his contract. The case, …