Monthly Archives: August 2022

“I was scared they would fire me.” Worker says she was scheduled to work 7-hour shift with no break

A worker claims she was scheduled to work a 7-hour shift with no break: The article doesn't mention what state this employee works in so whether the employer broke the law is unclear. While the FLSA does not mandate a work break, state laws often do. New Hampshire and Massachusetts limit the number of [...]

Company fails to do background check, liable for $7 billion in damages

A cable company in Texas was ordered to pay more than $7 billion in damages to the family of an 83-year-old woman murdered by an employee, an installer, who was not on duty at the time. The cable company was found to be grossly negligent because during the hiring process it ignored several red flags [...]

August 18th, 2022|hiring|

Do you know the laws for paying final wages to workers who resign or are fired?

If you terminate an employee, or if an employee quits, do you know the laws regarding their final pay? These laws, which vary by state, cover: When workers must be paid. This can depend on whether the separation from employment is voluntary or involuntary, final or temporary, and sometimes even the type or work or [...]

August 8th, 2022|compensation|