Farmers Insurance Agrees to Pay $1.5 Million in Back Wages

Los Angeles-based Farmers Insurance Inc. (Farmers) has agreed to pay $1,520,705 in overtime back wages to 3,459 employees following an investigation by the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division that disclosed significant and systemic violations of the...

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Nursing Mothers Now Entitled to Breaks under FLSA

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, employers must provide a nursing mother a reasonable break time to express breast milk for up to one year after her child’s birth. There is no quantified limit on the number of breaks to be allowed or the...

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Nondiscretionary Safety Bonus Complies with Overtime Rules

The US Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued Administrator signed Opinion Letter FLSA2009-21. Although Opinion Letters only apply to the exact set of facts and circumstances presented in each case, they are a valuable aid in understanding current interpretations...

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Tip of the Week: Paying Attention to Travel Time

How does the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) apply to travel time? How is weekend time handled if it combines business time and personal time? Must employees be paid for commuting if it’s done in company-owned vehicles? Learn the answers to these questions and much...

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