EMPLOYMENT LAW

Employers of every size must learn to thrive within the complex landscape of existing employment law. Employment law determines when employees may work, when and how they must be paid and what they may be entitled to while an employee and upon separation.

At Kleiner Feldman Plotkin we help employers understand best practices and how to navigate the myriad—and oftentimes complex laws and regulations that govern the workplace.  We know that a well-run workplace provides the synergy between employers and employees that benefits all participants.  Our common-sense approach to solving problems, before they happen or whenever they occur, helps our clients focus their energies on achieving their business goals.

The information below is meant to guide employers and individuals.  While this is by no means a comprehensive resource, we hope that by sharing these links, accurate information on important employment laws and guidance will be more easily accessible.  Please reach out with any questions.    

  • COVID-19 Guidelines. As we continue to navigate the uncharted territory of the 2019 & 2020 COVID pandemic, safely conducting business has become a priority.  CDC guidelines offer clear instructions on how to open businesses while protecting employees, customers, and vendors. These guidelines--and the increase in COVID cases--change frequently.  Feel free to follow our blog where we hope to update you on regional best practices, laws and guidelines.   
     

  • Minimum Wage. The Fair Labor Standards Act (the FLSA) sets the minimum wage for all workers,  The current federal minimum wage $7.25.  Many states and some localities have set a minimum wage higher for workers within their jurisdictions,  Make sure you know the minimum wage requirements for all locales in which your employees work.  Resources such as this one are useful. 

  • Overtime Pay. Also governed by the  FLSA. All non-exempt employees working more than 40 hours within a 7-day work week must be paid time and a half for those overtime hours. Some states, such as California, have their own overtime requirements.

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