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How Rising Minimum Wages Will Tie Employers’ Hands on New Overtime Rules

Upcoming increases in state and local minimum wages will limit the range of responses employers will have available to comply with the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rules. As the US Department of Labor has noted, an employer… continue
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Counting Bonuses Toward the New FLSA Salary Level: Much Ado About Nothing or Radical Break From the Past?

UPDATE: May 18, 2016 – Details of the final rule released today show that employers will be able to make a “catch-up” payment if an incentivized employee falls short of the salary minimum to avoid reclassifying the employee as nonexempt… continue
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Classification Headaches? XpertHR Has the Remedy

It is often said that “good things come to those who wait.” However, when it comes to  wage and hour compliance, it is becoming increasingly clear the time to act is now. In fact, waiting could put an employer in… continue
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A 5-Point Action Plan for the New Overtime Rules From Someone Who Knows

The US Department of Labor’s new Fair Labor Standards Act regulations, which are expected to double the minimum salary for overtime-exempt employees, are coming out any day now and will probably take effect 60 days after their publication. Earlier this… continue
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‘Predictable Scheduling’ Could Be Next Big Employment Trend

The past several years have seen a number of state and local laws increasing the minimum wage, providing paid sick leave and “banning the box,” among other things. The next big trend in employment law could turn out to be… continue
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Million Dollar Mistakes: Recent Wage and Hour Settlements Show What Not to Do

Remember Goofus and Gallant from Highlights for Children magazine? Gallant was always doing the right thing, putting his toys away and playing nice with others, while Goofus did the opposite. The idea was that you can learn a lot from… continue
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If Winter Storms Bring Workplace Closures, Don’t Forget Wage and Hour Requirements

With a major winter storm threatening to hit much of the East Coast, now is a great time to review wage and hour requirements for paying employees should it become necessary to close a work site. When a work site… continue
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An HR To-Do List for 2016: Handbooks, Posters and More

With the holiday season well underway, here are six items we think should be on every HR department’s to-do list for the new year. 1. Update Your Workplace Policies and Employee Handbooks There have been a lot of developments at… continue
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Supreme Court’s New Term Features Key Labor and Employment Disputes

This week marks the start of the Supreme Court’s new term. It’s been little more than three months since the Court ended its last term by legalizing same-sex marriage and rebuffing the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act. While… continue
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HR Intel – Uncle Sam Wants His Money and More…

A roundup of workplace trends and legal developments to keep HR ahead of the curve Mega-contractor Haliburton will pay dearly for FLSA missteps, to the tune of over $18.3 million. In what the DOL said was one of the “largest… continue
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