Paying Your employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act is an article written by Walter J Liszka, Esq and covers the laws regarding hourly employees and how to classify them into “exempt” and “non-exempt” categories (who the laws affect and who they don’t). Since movers are usually hourly employees, they would be considered “non-exempt”.
The first area covered is when overtime is to be paid and what situations it can be traded for time off or comp time. Then the subject of meal periods is covered and the 3 conditions that must be met if the meal time is not to be counted as worked hours. Per the article this has been a confusing topic for employers like movers for years.
When and why an employee should be compensated for special preparation regarding work, like putting on special clothing is covered along with the determination on why an employee wouldn’t need to be compensated. A large chunk of the article, however, covers “travel time” related to out of town and travel compensation on work related trips when an employees is required by the employer to spend time overnight for work. Finally the topic of “on call” employees is covered including the different classifications and constraints puts on the employee in the on-call mode.
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