Potential wage liability attaches not only to hours already worked (under the FLSA), but also to violations of the Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification Act (WARN) which requires 60 days’ notice or pay in lieu of notice for covered plant closings or mass layoffs. One issue that can arise under the WARN act, as it
DOL Issues Guidance on Furloughs and Reductions in Pay
Posted in Department of Labor, Furloughs
The United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently issued a fact sheet containing information on furloughs and other reductions in pay. Set forth in question and answer format, the fact sheet walks employers through a number of issues raised by the Fair Labor Standards Act in a difficult economic environment.