NEW OVERTIME RULES: READY OR NOT, HERE THEY COME (MAYBE)

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We posted last summer a series of articles on the new overtime rules.  With those rules now going into effect next month (or perhaps not – keep reading), a short summary seems like a timely exercise. Florida has no overtime law of its own.  So many local business owners may feel unconcerned.  That would be a mistake.  Federal rules apply … Read More

OVERTIME PART 3

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As we discussed in our last two posts, overtime law is not only complex, it is also largely in the hands of the rule-making arm of the United States Department of Labor.  Another point worth making is that the DOL does not hesitate to go down into the weeds when dealing with overtime.  Of course it will define in some … Read More

OVERTIME PART 2

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Our last blog built on the Department of Labor’s new rules on overtime to remind business owners of some basic principles, and warn of some pitfalls. A recent Supreme Court decision highlighted another set of shoals in the legal waters of Overtime Bay.  Once a company becomes subject to the Fair Labor Standard Act or FLSA, it has record-keeping duties … Read More

TOP CHEF OR PERFECT STORM?

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If the governmental alphabet soup was competing on Top Chef, it might win the competition for its several layers of flavor.  To the many regulated businesses dealing with the 2015 version of Big Brother, those layers feel more like so many squalls, a perfect storm one wave away from sinking even the most seaworthy ship. The first layer is the … Read More

WHEN THE FEDS WON’T LET YOU MAKE A HANDSHAKE AGREEMENT

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Successful businesses, especially smaller ones, often rely on a casual, cooperative culture among their employees.  Those businesses rue over-regulation, common as it may be in our modern world.  Bureaucratic edicts get in the way of good people skills. Yet businesses who exceed a statutory gross revenue trigger find themselves subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act, which imposes both obligations … Read More