Tag: Nonexempt Employees

Question: Can California nonexempt employees waive lunch breaks? What are the requirements for the two rest breaks for an 8-hour shift? Answer: In California, if employees work more than 6 hours in a workday, they may not waive their meal period. According to the California Labor Code, an employer may not employ an employee for a…

Question: Does an employer need to pay a group of non-exempt employees who attended an optional training over the weekend? Can the employer offer them “comp” time if pay is not “required”? Answer:  Training programs conducted during regular working hours constitute work time and must be compensated as such, according to the federal Fair Labor Standards…

Question:  How does pay work for on-call nonexempt employees? Answer:  If you require an employee to stay at home or at work on an on-call or standby status, that time may qualify as hours worked. On-call time is not compensable if the employee can use the time spent on-call primarily for his/her own benefit. In…

Question:   Must Virginia employers pay nonexempt employees for jury duty? Answer: No.  The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require payment for time not worked for nonexempt employees, including jury duty. This type of benefit is generally a matter of agreement between an employer and an employee (or the employee’s representative).  While federal…