Category Archives: Worker Classification

Nov 29, 2016  |   By Amy Thomson →

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

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Nov 15, 2016  |   By Amy Thomson →

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

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Nov 9, 2016  |   By Amy Thomson →

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

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Nov 24, 2015  |   By Elizabeth Sigler →

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Oct 26, 2015  |   By Todd Stanton →

Update: New Rules on Unpaid Interns

The work is piling up and you could really use an extra pair of hands around the office. But you’re managing labor costs. Even though the economy has improved, it’s a competitive world out there. We’re all doing more with less. An unpaid intern seems to be the answer. Talk about the best of all worlds:  your company benefits from an eager student ready to     Continue reading

Posted in At Will Employment, Best HR Practices, Fair Labor Standards Act, Featured, Interships, Minimum Wage, Wage Payment, Worker Classification   |  

Jul 7, 2015  |   By Elizabeth Sigler →

Employment Law Quick Hits

Affordable Care Act The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the Fourth Circuit Court decision in King v. Burwell, holding that individuals who get their health insurance through the federal government exchange will be eligible for tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. The decision leaves employers in largely the same position they’ve faced since ACA’s passage, though it clarifies that they cannot avoid shared responsibility penalties     Continue reading

Posted in Benefits and Benefits Administration, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Featured, GINA, Wage Payment, Worker Classification   |  

Mar 17, 2014  |   By Elizabeth Sigler →

President Obama Targets “White Collar” Exemptions in Bid to Expand Overtime and Minimum Wage

Last Thursday, President Obama announced his directive to the Department of Labor to begin the process of revising federal regulations to expand the number of Americans eligible for overtime under Fair Labor Standards Act. He specifically targeted the “white collar” exemptions from overtime, including the administrative, executive, and professional exemptions. Currently, employers paying certain employees performing certain types of duties a weekly salary of $455     Continue reading

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May 29, 2013  |   By Millennium Benefits Consulting →

Health Care Reform – What Does It Mean to You?

Over the past few years, employees across the country have been raising questions about health care reform and how it will impact them. The following communication has been created to help inform and educate employees about the possible changes that may affect them in the future. What is Health Care Reform?  The Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress and then signed into law by     Continue reading

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Jun 11, 2012  |   By Todd Stanton →

Touching on the Most Common Issues

Most employers are too busy with their day-to-day operations to expend much bandwidth wringing their hands over the nuances of employment-law compliance.  With this in mind, take a quick look at a rundown of the four most common employment law issues we see in our practice.  Simply knowing that these land mines are out there can go a long way towards avoiding serious problems down     Continue reading

Posted in Best HR Practices, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Featured, Immigration, Overtime, Worker Classification   |  

Mar 20, 2012  |   By Todd Stanton →

Unpaid Internships: No Panacea

Especially in these tough economic times, your company is looking to cut labor costs however it can.  And if you can, at the same time do, a favor for a deserving young person looking to gain industry experience, all the better.  An unpaid intern for your organization, then, would seem like a great idea, right?  You get free help and the intern gets a resume     Continue reading

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