The United States Department of Labor recently announced highly-anticipated changes to the white-collar exemptions from the overtime compensation requirement under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act that will allow administrative, executive, and professional employees who previously did not qualify for overtime pay to claim a time-and-a-half premium for hours worked over 40 in a week. [Read more…]
Do American women receive equal pay for equal work?
The Equal Pay Act, signed into law in 1963, was designed to level the playing field for men and women by prohibiting gender-based discrimination with respect to the payment of wages. In other words, men and women in the same workplace are required to be given equal pay for equal work. Now, more than 50 years later, a wage gap remains between the sexes. [Read more…]