Many green industry companies rely on H-2B visas to hire seasonal workers from outside the U.S. H-2B workers are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the H-2B program imposes additional requirements on employers, such as providing records, paying certain expenses, and posting legal notices about worker rights.
As one Colorado landscaper recently discovered, violating H-2B workers’ rights can be financially devastating. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently shared the outcome of their investigation of Parkside Landscaping, Inc., a Denver-area business. Parkside failed to pay the prevailing wage specified in […]
Two weeks ago we posted an alert about a preliminary injunction blocking the Department of Labor’s new overtime-exemption rule. The rule was scheduled to take effect on December 1st. While the fate of the rule remains uncertain, the Department of Labor recently filed a notice of intent to appeal the trial court’s preliminary injunction.
For business owners monitoring the status of the case, we’ve gathered the following links providing coverage and commentary on the case. These links do not necessarily represent the opinion of Zlimen & McGuiness, PLLC, and are provided solely for our readers’ interest […]
In a surprise move just nine days before the regulation was to take effect, a Texas Federal Judge issued a nationwide preliminary injunction on the regulation that would require employers to start paying overtime to workers earning salaries under $47,476.00 a year, regardless of the primary duties of that employee. The regulation was to take effect December 1, 2016. Due to the preliminary injunction, the current salary threshold of $23,660.00 will remain in effect. This post will be updated as more information becomes available. Please refer to the article below for complete information on the rule […]
Every day employees drive to the office, to job sites, and to meet clients. But not all driving is equal under the law. When your employees spend their days moving from home to the shop, to job sites and back, it can be hard to know what travel time to pay for. So when are employers required to pay for travel time, and what counts as off the clock commute time?
The good news is the commute is free. It’s well established under federal law that employees don’t need to be compensated for time spent commuting […]