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Citi charge. Improper time keeping, pays over $1.8M

Posted by Barry Rubin on 8/23/2016 to Tips and Resources
Citi charge.  Improper time keeping, pays over $1.8M
Citigroup Technology Inc. has paid nearly 2 million dollars in back wages and penalties impart for failure to maintain required time record, as required by law and misapplying exemption to workers which denied them overtime.

Master clock and digital work alert systems for the modern workforce

Posted by Barry Rubin on 8/9/2016 to Tips and Resources
Master clock and digital work alert systems for the modern workforce
Synchronize time clocks often referred to as master clocks are used to manage work shift bells, manage door access schedules and other timed scheduled tasks. 

Millions of master clocks are installed, in hospitals, schools, offices, and factories world wide.

Master clocks receive time frequency from the national atomic clock or from a company’s internal Power Over Ethernet (PoE) or Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), or WiFi network, which is then broadcast to every network device in the enterprise, including analog and digital wall clocks, workforce time clocks, computers, POS systems, desk phone, and other devices. Since the clocks are synchronized they automatically adjust for daylight savings time and power outages.
Synchronized wall clocks feature easily viewable faces in a variety of sizes and styles in both analog and digital. These wireless signal synchronized clocks are ideal for facility renovation, retrofit design, and new construction applications.

Candidates for the White House agree on minimum wage, and not much else.

Posted by Barry Rubin on 8/2/2016 to Tips and Resources
Candidates for the White House agree on minimum wage, and not much else.

Both 2016 party candidates for President spoke about increasing the federal minimum wage recently as Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump stated "The minimum wage has to go up. People are -- at least $10, but it has to go up.” While his rival Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton “supports a $12 federal minimum wage”.


The federal minimum wage for covered nonexempt employees is $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009. 31 states independently set a minimum wage, 29 exceed the federal minimum, while 2, Georgia, and Wyoming set a wage lower than the federal rate. Employees in these states are paid the higher of minimum wages.

Aloha means goodbye to over $50,000 in Time Keeping Violations for Hawaiian Style Café.

Posted by Barry Rubin on 7/25/2016 to Tips and Resources
Aloha means goodbye to over $50,000 in Time Keeping Violations for Hawaiian Style Café.

Hawaiian Style Café of Hilo, Hawaii failed to record hours worked in excess of 40 hours  worked in a work week as overtime on an electronic time clock system or similar time clock device, and will now be required to pay back pay,  compulsory fines,  and damages totaling over $50,000. 

Staffing agency avoided paying overtime to temporary workers.

Posted by Barry Rubin on 7/19/2016 to Tips and Resources
Staffing agency avoided paying overtime to temporary workers.

More than 160 workers at a Philadelphia direct mail and printing company will receive $1.45 million in back wages and damages after a federal investigation found their employer and a staffing agency failed to pay overtime wages.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division conducted an investigation that resulted in a consent judgment, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, in which ICS Corp., New Century Integrity Corp. and its owner Hokkito Teddy agreed to pay 166 workers $725,583 in overtime wages, and an equal amount in liquidated damages. The investigation found ICS, New Century and Teddy employed the workers jointly.

"Temporary staffing agencies are valuable contributors to our economy," said Wage and Hour Division Administrator Dr. David Weil. "These agencies should not be used by employers to attempt to avoid their obligations under the law. Those who do will be held accountable, as today's action shows."

Protect your Time Clock from the elements and vandalism

Posted by Barry Rubin on 7/11/2016 to Tips and Resources
Protect your Time Clock from the elements and vandalism
Whether it’s an outdoor location that deals with hot and cold temperatures, or a rain soaked environment where it’s difficult to keep equipment dry, your time clock devices can perform reliably when outfitted with one of Time Clock Man’s specially designed enclosures. We offer proven solutions designed specifically to fit your device and to ensure that your companies biometric and badge time clock data terminals keep performing regardless of the environment.

All our weather resistant enclosures are manufactured from 16 gauge steel and then powder coated with a durable outdoor powder coat in your choice of color that will not rust, even in the highest humidity or beachfront applications.

Time clock record keeping violations - What you should know!

Posted by Barry Rubin on 6/27/2016 to Tips and Resources
 Time clock record keeping violations - What you should know!

Little Italy restaurant in Kissimmee, FL to pay over $40,000 due in part to Time clock record keeping violations of the FLSA.

It is problem industry wide; servers and cooks paid straight time for hours worked that qualify for overtime. It’s not uncommon for restaurants to attempt to use ignorance of the law to skirt FLSA claiming that they are in compliance by paying 80 hours in a two-week period as opposed to 40 hour in one week which is the law. 

What is Atomic Time?

Posted by Barry Rubin on 6/20/2016 to Tips and Resources
What is Atomic Time?
One question we get asked a lot is why we set our electronic time clock systems and Time Clock devices to an Atomic clock Time source.  The simple answer is that Atomic Time is the correct time.

Setting a workforce time clock to the atomic clock is an extraordinarily precise means of time-keeping, with deviation of less than 1 second every 100 million years. Powered by a science few non nuclear engineers will ever understand the atomic clock defines one second as the time it takes a Cesium-133 atom at the ground state to oscillate exactly 9,192,631,770 times. It is this impeccable precision of the correct measurement of the second that is the base unit of modern time-keeping as we know it.

The $18,000, 000.00 overtime

Posted by Barry Rubin on 6/6/2016 to Tips and Resources
The $18,000, 000.00 overtime
In one of the most sizable recoveries of overtime wages in history, Halliburton, a services provider to the energy, industry failed to maintain accurate time clock records for their employees and as a result has paid $18,293,557 in back pay to only 1,016 employees of their more than 70,000 employees.

Additionally, Halliburton categorized employees as exempt when they did not meet the exempt employee classification. The Fair Labor Standards Act requires that all non-exempt employees be paid at least time and one-half their regular rates, for hours worked beyond 40 in a work week.

Executive order includes time tracking mandate

Posted by Barry Rubin on 5/23/2016 to Tips and Resources
Executive order includes time tracking mandate
An executive order requiring federal contractors to allow employees at least seven days of paid sick leave will take effect Q3 2016.

The number of people working under contract for the federal government is so vast that the Congressional Budget Office last is unable to estimate the exact size, and when requested to do so by the House Budget Committee, an estimate places the expense at well over $600 billion for both labor, and contracted products last year.  Just to compare with the private sector, the world’s largest private employer with over 2.2 million workers is Wal-Mart and their worldwide revenues equate to 30% less for the same time period. So it’s safe to say whatever the exact number is, it’s huge.