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Maryland Minimum Wage Increase (January 2015)

The State of Maryland minimum wage has been $ 7.25 per hour since July 24, 2009. Effective January 1, 2015, the State of Maryland minimum wage will increase to $ 8.00 per hour. Please note: The local minimum wage for Montgomery County remains at $ 8.40 per hour while the minimum wage for the District of Columbia remains at $ 9.50 per hour. More...

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Fast Facts on Compensation for Staff (May 2012)

Understanding and Calculating Regular Rate
Besides appropriately determining what hours are considered compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act, it is equally crucial to calculate overtime pay correctly for non-exempt employees and to avoid judgments to pay back wages and other penalties. A FastFacts scheduled on April 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. EDT, is the second in a four part series on wage & hour laws and regulations, timekeeping and payroll procedures applicable to the University’s non-bargaining unit employees.

Tracking Time in e210 & Processing Overtime in SAP
Employers are required by the Fair Labor Standards Act to maintain proper and timely records of hours worked by non-exempt employees. Maintaining proper records is crucial, and an employer’s ability to produce accurate and complete records is especially important if and when there are questions about an employee’s pay. A FastFacts scheduled on May 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. EDT is the third in a four part series on wage & hour laws and regulations, timekeeping and payroll procedures applicable to the University’s non-bargaining unit employees. More...

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Fast Facts on Compensation for Staff ~ Part 1 of 4 Part Series (April 2012)

Pay and Hours Worked
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, non-exempt employees must be paid for each hour they work. What constitutes these “hours worked” for which non-exempt employees must be paid is not always straightforward. Understanding FLSA’s definition for “hours worked” is critical in ensuring that non-exempt employees are compensated correctly and that employers are not hit with judgments to pay back wages and other penalties. A FastFacts scheduled on March 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. EDT, is the first in a four part series on wage & hour laws and regulations, timekeeping and payroll procedures applicable to the University’s non-bargaining unit employees. More...

Tags: Compensation, FLSA, Pay