Fair Labor Standards (FLSA) Primer

Written by: D. Paul Holdsworth, Esquire

Odds are that if you are an employer, you have needed to consider or anticipate issues related to your employees’ hours and wages. Employee wage and hour protections are set forth primarily in the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), 29 U.S.C. §§ 201 et seq. This article is intended to be a non-exhaustive primer on the basic provisions and requirements of the FLSA.

The FLSA was passed by Congress in 1938 as an effort to “provide minimum wage and overtime protections for workers, to prevent unfair competition among businesses based on subminimum wages, and to spread employment [through an overtime rate scheme].”1 Continue reading “Fair Labor Standards (FLSA) Primer”

Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) Primer

Written by: D. Paul Holdsworth, Esquire

It is no secret to employers that employees who have happy and balanced lives are productive employees. Over the last several decades, there has been a greater understanding among employers of the importance of facilitating work-life balance for employees. Part of this means allowing employees to address serious obstacles or challenges outside of the workplace, without worry of adverse employment consequences. Continue reading “Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) Primer”

“Share the Road”: A One-Sided Plea or a Mutual Commitment?

Written by: D. Paul Holdsworth, Esquire

It’s finally that time of year—when the sun decides to stay out a bit longer, when the weather is consistently warm, and, if you’re anything like this former competitive turned recreational cyclist, when the itch to get out on a bike gets to be almost unbearable. Continue reading ““Share the Road”: A One-Sided Plea or a Mutual Commitment?”

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