Thinking of Hiring an Unpaid Summer Intern? Be Sure the Internship Meets These Requirements.

/cdklawyers.com// 03/31/2012 A frequent violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act concerns unpaid summer interns. Many business owners want to introduce students to their businesses, but, because of financial concerns, they hire the students as unpaid interns. According to the United States Department of Labor, however, unless the relationship meets certain criteria, an intern must […]

U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division Issues Fact Sheet Regarding Retaliation under the Fair Labor Standards Act

/cdklawyers.com// 01/14/2012 The United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division released a Fact Sheet last month regarding retaliation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). This division administers and enforces the FLSA.   The FLSA regulates wages and hours of work for many employers. All covered nonexempt employees must be paid at least […]

Department of Labor Oversees Enforcement of Many Laws

/cdklawyers.com// 12/15/2011 The United States Department of Labor administers and enforces more than 180 federal laws that cover workplace activities for approximately 10 million employers and 125 million workers.   A few of the most commonly applied laws administered by the Department of Labor include:• Fair Labor Standards Act. This law prescribes standards for wages and […]

United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division Issues a Fact Sheet Regarding Break Time for Nursing Mothers

/cdklawyers.com// 08/27/2010 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the new health care reform law, amends the Fair Labor Standards Act to require employers to provide reasonable break times for nursing mothers to express milk.  The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recently issued a Fact Sheet to provide general information on this requirement. […]

U.S. Department of Labor Clarifies Definition under Family and Medical Leave Act

/cdklawyers.com// 07/05/2010 The United States Department of Labor recently clarified a definition found in the Family and Medical Leave Act.  Under the FMLA, employees may take leave from work to address family-related needs, such as caring for a son or daughter with a serious health condition.  The FMLA defines a “son or daughter” as a […]

Department of Labor Issues Guidance on For-Profit Companies’ Use of Unpaid Interns

/cdklawyers.com// 04/28/2010 The United States Department of Labor recently issued a fact sheet to help for-profit employers determine whether interns must be paid minimum wage and overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Six criteria must be examined when determining whether an employment relationship exists:1. The internship is similar to training which would be given […]