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Got Questions About the New FLSA Overtime Rules? We’ve Got Answers

Barring a last-minute legislative change or court injunction, we’re now just a month away from when the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rules take effect on December 1. Hopefully, you and your company have already taken steps to… continue
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Employee Handbooks Can Help Retailers Meet Unique Compliance Challenges

As if high turnover rates, seasonal demand and supply chain management weren’t difficult enough, retail employers face a variety of compliance challenges that are unique to their industry. Some states and municipalities have enacted requirements that apply specifically — and… continue
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States Increasingly Preempting Pro-Employee City Laws

  With various employment-related ordinances, such as minimum wage and paid sick leave laws trending on a local level, employers are probably wondering, is my city next?  Maybe, maybe not. While local employment laws may be on the rise, state… continue
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Why the Gig Economy Is a Game Changer for Employers

With the number of freelance or contract workers very much on the rise, a new term “the gig economy” has grown along with it. The gig economy refers to the contingent workforce operating in a digital marketplace, and Fisher Phillips… continue
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HR Intel: Chipotle Struggling with the Whole HR Enchilada

It’s been a rough year for Chipotle, but sadly for the broker of burritos, there’s no end in sight to the bad press. Last August, an outbreak of E. coli bacteria and norovirus forced Chipotle to close dozens of stores… continue
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Patchwork of Laws Makes Employee Classification Harder Than Ever for California Employers

Employee classification has always been difficult for employers in California due to differences between California law and federal law. Until recently, the most significant difference has been that California requires that most overtime-exempt employees spend at least 50 percent of… continue
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3 Key Supreme Court Developments Affecting the Workplace

The US Supreme Court’s recently concluded term took a turn few could have anticipated with the February death of Justice Antonin Scalia. While the term had its usual array of cases affecting employers, Justice Scalia’s absence unquestionably altered the result… continue
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July 1 Deadlines Loom: What’s Coming to Your State?

As we approach the mid-point of the year, new requirements are taking effect in many states across the nation. What’s in store for the states where your business operates? See below for a selection of some of the most significant… continue
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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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HR Intel – HR Is Dead; Long Live HR

A round up of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve If you’re in HR, it won’t surprise you that industry observers have called for a transformation of HR as we know it or… continue
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