2007 U.S. Master Wage-Hour Guide From CCH Is an Essential Desktop Reference

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., August 13, 2007) – CCH, a leading provider of business compliance information and a part of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, has published the 2007 U.S. Master Wage-Hour Guide, an essential desktop reference to federal wage and hour law (hr.cch.com; 528 pages, $89.95).

“The 2007 U.S. Master Wage-Hour Guide distills nearly 70 years of statutes, regulations and rulings into a single, up-to-date volume that clearly answers the questions people ask most about this crucial area of employment law,” said Kristen Kaplan, CCH product manager.

The Guide summarizes the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in its opening chapter. Succeeding chapters demonstrate how the rules apply to particular employment situations and explore practical aspects of employment arrangements in light of the federal wage and hour law. These include how minimum wages must be paid, overtime, equal pay, child labor, homework, garnishment, seasonal workers and family and medical leave.

The 2007 edition also encompasses the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007, which raises the federal rate in three steps, ending at $7.25 per hour on July 24, 2009. Also covered is the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the application of the companionship services exemption to home-based caregivers who are employed by third-party agencies and recent developments under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Statutory, regulatory and case citations are included in the discussions throughout the Guide. References to CCH Labor Law Reports (Wages-Hours) are also provided so readers requiring an in-depth discussion of any point can easily find it.

Availability and Pricing

For more information or to purchase the 528-page 2007 U.S. Master Wage-Hour Guide call 800-248-3248 or visit hr.cch.com. Single copy price is $89.95. Quantity discounts and school adoption pricing are available.

About Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of research products and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business professionals, as well as casebooks and study aids for law students. Its major product lines include Aspen Publishers, CCH, Kluwer Law International and Loislaw. Its markets include law firms, law schools, corporate counsel and professionals requiring legal and compliance information. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a unit of Wolters Kluwer, is based in New York City and Riverwoods, Ill.

Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer has 2006 annual revenues of €3.7 billion, employs approximately 19,900 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. For more information, visit www.wolterskluwer.com.

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EDITORS’ NOTE: Editorial review copies of the 2007 U.S. Master Wage-Hour Guide are available upon request for members of the press. Contact Leslie Bonacum, 847-267-7153 or mediahelp@cch.com or Neil Allen, 847-267-2179 or neil.allen@wolterskluwer.com.