How To Comply With Federal Labor Laws Research Paper

Length: 3 pages Sources: 3 Subject: Careers Type: Research Paper Paper: #2844215 Related Topics: Labor Laws, Family And Medical Leave Act, Employment Law, Family Medical Leave Act
Excerpt from Research Paper :

Employment Law

Bradley Stonefield -- Landslide Limousines

From: Traci Goldeman -- Atwood and Allen Consulting

Review of Applicable Labor Laws

Department of Labor -- Wage and Hour Division

Labor laws are important to keep in mind and be knowledgeable about. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has established the minimum wage for workers, the way overtime should be paid, how to keep proper records for full time and part time employees. The FLSA applies to private employers, state and federal employees, the U.S. Postal Service and of course your business will be impacted by the FLSA. Currently in Texas the minimum wage is $7.25. The penalty for failure to pay at least the minimum wage is, in general, is up to $1,100 "for each violation" (DOL). There is a provision in the FLSA that if your employees receive tips (on a regular basis) you may be able to "pay them less than the minimum wage, as long as what you pay them plus the tips…" add up to at least the minimum wage (Nolo). At this point in the memo I should point out that the average annual salary for a limousine driver is $25,020 (Suttle, 2013).

U.S. Department of...

...

This law set standards for retirement and health benefit plans in private industry. You aren't required to provide your drivers with a retirement plan, but you should be aware of the new Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare). According to Bloomberg Businessweek, if you have less than 50 employees, you are not required to provide health insurance coverage for them. But if you grow to a point where you have over 50 employees, and they are full-time, you will need to provide insurance. In fact when you have fifty employees and they are working 30 hours a week on average, you'll have to provide them with health insurance "…starting 90 days after they are hired" (Klein, 2013). The fine for failure to provide insurance (assuming your business meets the specifications mentioned above) is up to "$2,000 per employee" (Klein). By the way, if you have provided health insurance for an employee, and that person leaves or is fired, he or she can…

Sources Used in Documents:

Works Cited

Klein, K.E. (2013). Advice for Small Employers Confused by Obamacare. Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved November 30, 2014, from http://www.businessweek.com.

NOLO. (2014). When Must Employers Pay the Minimum Wage? Retrieved November 30,

2014, from http://www.nolo.com.

Suttle, R. (2013). Annual Salary for a Limousine Driver. Houston Chronicle.
Retrieved November 30, 2014, from http://work.chron.com.
November 30, 2014, from http://www.dol.gov.
Ward, M. (2014). $10 minimum wage new flashpoint in Texas governor's race. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved November 30, 2014, from http://blog.chron.com.


Cite this Document:

"How To Comply With Federal Labor Laws" (2014, November 30) Retrieved August 15, 2022, from
https://www.paperdue.com/essay/how-to-comply-with-federal-labor-laws-2152968

"How To Comply With Federal Labor Laws" 30 November 2014. Web.15 August. 2022. <
https://www.paperdue.com/essay/how-to-comply-with-federal-labor-laws-2152968>

"How To Comply With Federal Labor Laws", 30 November 2014, Accessed.15 August. 2022,
https://www.paperdue.com/essay/how-to-comply-with-federal-labor-laws-2152968

Related Documents
Labor Laws
Words: 870 Length: 3 Pages Topic: Careers Paper #: 53844939

labor law encourage or discourage unionization? I have always felt that historically, the relationship between labor laws and management was built on conflict to discourage Unions. I feel that the interests of labor and management have always been seen as basically at odds, with each treating the other as the opponent. But I truly think that times are changing. In today's corporate world, Management has become increasingly aware that successful

Labor Law Mine Safety and Health Act
Words: 1744 Length: 6 Pages Topic: Healthcare Paper #: 26759982

Labor Law: Mine Safety and Health Act The Federal Mine Safety and Health Act passed in 1969 and were last substantially amended in 1977. There has been just one amendment to the Act since 1977; that was a penalty increase in 1990 enacted not for safety and health policy reasons, but to raise revenue for the federal government. The Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969, and the Mine Safety and

Labor Laws and Employment Contracts
Words: 1364 Length: 4 Pages Topic: Human Resources Paper #: 70501522

Employment-at-will doctrine is a law that requires both the employer and the employee to either enter into a contract of employment willfully or terminate such a contract willfully. Under this law, an employer may employ an employee if the employer is willing to employ specific employees willing to accept the job under the given terms and conditions. Moreover, this doctrine allows the employer to terminate the employment contract of an

NC Labor Laws the Cost of Violating
Words: 1864 Length: 7 Pages Topic: Careers Paper #: 47318331

NC Labor Laws The cost of violating labor laws within the state of North Carolina is punishing. It is important for human resources departments across the state to obey and follow all of the rules and regulations regarding these issues. The purpose of this essay is to describe a hypothetical situation in which a human resources department for a company is tasked to address the issues related to their need for

Labor Relations What Do You Believe Are
Words: 4099 Length: 12 Pages Topic: Careers Paper #: 64941467

Labor Relations What do you believe are the benefits to being an employee of a company vs. A contractor? Which would you prefer to be? Why? The benefits of being an employee include the right to self-organization, to bargain collectively, or form a labor organization (Carrell & Heavrin, 2007). Employees have pre-determined work days and duties under the leadership and direction of the employer and are not required to incur costs or

Labor Discrimination - Equal Pay
Words: 6312 Length: 25 Pages Topic: Careers Paper #: 68485530

Goodyear which effectively denied employees the right to sue for wage discrimination after the passing of 180 days that "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg was so incensed she read her scathing dissent aloud from the bench. She defended Lilly Ledbetter's right to sue her employer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Inc. For pay discrimination on the basis of sex, giving a not-so-gentle reminder of the realities of the American workplace."