The general rule for most Texas workers is that hours worked over the regular 40-hour workweek entitle them to overtime compensation. The law exempts some types of workers from this rule and employers do not need to pay them overtime.
If you are a mother in Texas who is breastfeeding, you may wonder what your rights are in this area. For example, can you take breaks to express milk? Where can you do so?
There are a number of regulations in place that are designed to protect workers in the United States. Some of these regulations were put forward with the intent of keeping the workplace safe; others with ensuring workers are fairly compensated.
The federal minimum wage is only $7.25 and hasn't gone up since 2009. But many state and local laws set higher minimums.
For months, employers have been planning for how to respond to new federal rules on eligibility for overtime pay that are due to take effect on December 1.
If you have been following recent news about updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act, you know that changes to overtime rules are coming. The new rules increase the rate under which an employee must be paid in order to be eligible for overtime pay.
The new overtime rules that go into effect on December 1 will affect many different positions in industries of all types.
You may have heard that the Department of Labor has issued new rules for overtime pay.
Opinions on the new rules on overtime pay issued by the Obama administration are not hard to come by.
It is of course a sign of our times for employers to contract out work rather than hire employees.