Can I Pay Overtime with “Comp Time”?

Can I Pay Overtime with “Comp Time”?

Q:  I manage hourly employees and I heard I could give them comp time instead of overtime pay.  Is this legal? A:  Not if you work in the private sector.  The Dept of Labor has made it clear that “comp time” –defined as “compensating later with time-off” in lieu...
Softening the News:  From Salaried to Hourly

Softening the News: From Salaried to Hourly

Q:  I’ve familiar with the new Overtime Rule that goes into effect Dec 1, and because I won’t be able to raise my administrative assistant’s salary to $47,476 in order for her to remain exempt from overtime, I have no choice but to reclassify her position as hourly....
Should Hourly Workers Set Their Own Lunch Schedule?

Should Hourly Workers Set Their Own Lunch Schedule?

Q:  I’m one of six hourly employees, each working on different projects, who are expected to “cover” each other  for lunch.  The projects are such that they can’t be put on hold to accommodate standardized scheduling, and at least two employees should remain in the...