Employees Paid Commissions By Retail and Service Establishments Who Are Exempt Under Section 7(i) From Overtime Under The FLSA
Some employees are exempt from the overtime pay provisions, some from both the minimum wage and overtime pay provisions and some from the child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Exemptions are narrowly construed against the employer asserting them. Consequently, employers and employees should always closely check the exact terms and conditions of an exemption in light of the employee's actual duties before assuming that the exemption might apply to the employee. The ultimate burden of supporting the actual application of an exemption rests on the employer.
We have long warned that one should not simply assume that an internship associated with or sponsored by an educational institution falls outside of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's requirements. Our caution includes situations in which the intern receives academic credit for the time so spent.
For some, snowflakes bring thoughts of snowmen and sleigh rides. For others, they signal the beginning of closed business days, employees arriving late to work, and all sorts of other issues—all the result of inclement weather!
I don’t believe in the concept of, “Leaning In” more than I believe in not paying interns what they are worth. After I read, “Lean In” I needed a mental shower to clean out all the buzz-worded entitlement that lingered in my brain from Sandberg’s trite, idyllic, writings.