November 25, 2014

New Penalties for Wage-and-Hour Violations

New Penalties for Wage-and-Hour Violations Additional penalties for employers who fail to comply with wage payment requirements. A new Illinois law increases the fee amounts for employers ordered to pay unpaid wages to employees.  See Pub. Act 098-0527 (eff. Jan. 1, 2014) (amending 820 ILCS 115/14). The Illinois Wage Payment and […]
November 25, 2014

U.S. Department of Labor Reclassifying Interns as Employees

U.S. Department of Labor Reclassifying Interns as Employees If you are using “interns,” they may be reclassified as “employees.” Beware the U.S. Department of Labor is investigating and prosecuting small businesses, and David Letterman, for failing to pay minimum wage and overtime to interns. There are some circumstances under which […]