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The New FLSA Salary Threshold for Exempt Employees On Hold for Now: What Should Employers Do?

In case you hadn’t heard, on November 22, 2016, a federal judge prohibited the U.S. Department of Labor’s new regulation from taking effect on December 1, 2016.  The regulations would have, but for the Court’s injunction, increased the salary threshold for exempt employees from $455 per week to $913 per week. The injunction applies in all fifty states and is in place until further notice.      Continue reading

The New FLSA Salary Threshold for Exempt Employees: Are You Prepared for the Impending Changes?

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor published a new rule that will increase the salary requirements for “exempt” employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The time for complying with the new rule is just around the corner – the regulation goes into effect on December 1, 2016 regardless of the pending new presidential administration. What must you know as an employer and     Continue reading

Capturing Pay Data: Are You Ready for the New EEO-1 Reporting Requirements?

For employers who are required to file an annual EEO-1 report, beginning in March 2018, the EEOC will also require those employers to report various types of pay data on their employees. The new rule changes the scope of the data that must be reported, the timing of the data collection, and the reporting deadline. Who is Affected? Private employers with 100 or more employees     Continue reading

Avoiding an Election Day Headache: Balancing Your Employees’ Right to Vote with Your Company’s Needs

Mercifully, the elections are just around the corner. Your employees may request time off to vote. How do you balance the need to have your business staffed and operating smoothly against your employees’ right to vote? Do you have to allow employees to take time to vote during the work day? If you do, how much time do they need and does it have to     Continue reading

Preparing for Upcoming FLSA Changes: Will Your “Exempt” Employees Still Qualify?

On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor published a new rule that will increase the salary requirements for “exempt” employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The regulation will go into effect on December 1, 2016, giving employers fewer than 200 days to prepare. What does this mean for you as an employer and what must you do now to be ready     Continue reading