Complying with the Fair Labor Standard Act’s Overtime Requirements in a Hyper-Connected Workplace

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In a world in which computers and smart phones allow work to be performed at all times and in all locations, the concept of a 40‑hour workweek can often appear to be a relic of the past.

Perhaps that is the reason for the recent increase in claims and litigation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the federal law that requires an overtime premium to be paid once an employee works more than 40 hours in a week unless an exemption applies. The FLSA can be a surprisingly confusing law, with many factors that can transform seemingly exempt employees … Read the rest