Whether a teenager wants or needs to work, it is crucial for them, their parents and their employers to understand the strict rules in place for hiring minors. Not only is there the federal Fair Labor Standards Act in place, but New York has some of the strictest state-level child labor laws in the country.
Millions of young people start their professional careers here in New York. And doing so is not easy. The current job market is highly competitive, and New York in particular has a reputation for pushing people to work especially hard to get ahead.
There is an old saying that if you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life. As true as that may be in terms of the motivation and passion for your job, understand that a job is still a job. And this means that it is subject to state and federal employment laws.
A good employment relationship relies on trust. Bosses and owners have to be able to believe each other's promises and know the ways to find recourse if words are not kept. Fortunately, federal and state laws protect employees in New York from suffering excess losses in or failing to receive compensation.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a pivotal ruling in the case of Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro. The lawsuit involved five service advisors at a car dealership who sued their employer over its failure to pay them overtime wages. The case bounced through multiple higher courts before receiving a final ruling--in favor of the employer.
Federal law establishes the minimum wage and overtime pay requirements that must be followed throughout the United States, including in New York. That law is known as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Here is a look at what employees would be wise to know about this federal law.
Federal wage-related legislation is in place for tipped workers, including valets and bartenders, for example. It is known as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Here is a look at what employees in New York should know about this act and how it impacts their working lives.
Human resources professionals often refer to gap time in the employment setting. However, this term cannot be found in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Still, it is an important term that impacts how employees are paid in New York and elsewhere.
The employees of certain enterprises in New York and elsewhere receive protection from the federal government when it comes to matters such as their minimum wages as well as their eligibility for overtime pay. This protection comes in the form of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Here is a glimpse at what types of enterprises are covered by this federal law.