House Passes Bill Allowing Overtime Pay Swap

Tuesday afternoon, the House of Representatives passed a bill allowing employers to offer additional time off in lieu of overtime pay for employees who opt in. The Working Families Flexibility Act was backed by Republicans and passed 229 to 197.…

Working Overtime? 4 Reasons to Stop

Working overtime might pad your bank account in the short run and/or get the boss on your side, but too much of a good thing isn’t great for your career.

You’ve probably pulled an all-nighter or two in your day, …

What Do the New FLSA Overtime Rules Mean to You?

The U.S. Department of Labor released the final new rules on Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)* overtime standards this week. While HR professionals have been talking about this behind closed doors for about a year now, there wasn't much public buzz about it … until now; it's making a much more public splash on the Today Show and NPR, to name a few. But what is this law, how does it work, and how does it impact you?

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Overtime

On its face, overtime seems like it’s a fairly simple subject. In most jobs, if you work more than 40 hours in a given work week, you get paid at least time and a half for all of the hours worked over the basic 40-hour work week. But in this era of what appears to be rampant wage theft, there is a little bit more to the story than that. Here are three things you may not have known about overtime pay and your right to it.

Afterhours Activities That Can Get You Canned

Just because you’ve punched out for the evening, doesn’t mean you’re not at risk of getting fired. Many of the things that can land you in hot water at the office apply to when you’re off the clock as well. Phoenix Business Journal recently had employment law attorney and partner at Fisher & Phillips LLP, Shayna Balch, detail some of the more common fireable offenses.

Can Working Overtime During Pregnancy Affect the Baby?

Career-minded mothers-to-be have one more reason to cut back on working overtime during pregnancy: their babies' size. New research published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that women who worked over 40 hours a week were more likely to give birth to smaller babies than women who worked 25 hours a week or less. Additionally, women whose jobs required them to be on their feet all day also had smaller babies than those who did more sedentary work. This disparity, according to WebMD, was discernible from the third trimester on.