7 Dirty Secrets All Human Resources Should Tell


Vacation, overtime and double-time pay; when are they required? Are they ever required?

As human resources professionals, your primary concern is to make sure employees know (and follow) the rules set out by the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA).

Human resources can Play The Hero by telling these dirty little secrets.
Human resources can Play The Hero by telling these dirty little secrets.

Here are seven secrets of what employees are entitled to (and employers are not required to do). How many of your employees know these “dirty” little secrets:

Dirty Secret 1—Employees are not required to be paid extra for working nights and weekends.

The FLSA does not require extra pay for the weekend or night work. This policy only comes from an agreement between employers and an employee (or designated representative).

The only listed requirement for additional pay is for covered, nonexempt workers are paid no less than time and one-half the employee regular rate for time worked over 40 hours in a single workweek.

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