One local restaurant owner is accused of not compesating his employees at the required minimum wage and overtime wage. The article notes that over 8,000 unpaid wages/unpaid overtime claims were filed in federal courts across the country in 2015.
The Department of Labor has issued new rules that expand eligibility for overtime for workers. Starting December 1, 2016. Employees earning less than $47,467 annually are eligible for time-and-a-half for hours worked over 40 hours in a week. Employers should be aware of options under the new rules: limit employees’ hours to 40 hours per week, pay time-and-a-half for hours in excess of 40 hours, or increase the employees’ salaries above $47,467. A link to the guidelines is available here: