FLSA issues for 2018

As we enter into a new calendar year there are a lot of Department of Labor issues employers should be concerned with in handling employees. I am not going to cover all of them, but I do want to talk about several. Employee classification One of the biggest issues of 2017 will continue to be …

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The Obama era overtime changes are finally dead, maybe

On the last day of August a federal judge, Judge Amos Mazzant, seemed to settle the Obama administration’s attempt to alter the salary levels necessary to consider an employee exempt from being paid overtime. Or did he? A bit of history As you may recall, about this time last year companies were gearing up for …

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The changes in the FLSA may be here sooner than we think

Johnny Cash’s song Folsom Prison Blues starts off with the lyrics “I hear the train a comin’ It’s rolling round the bend.” Those are lyrics that are appropriate for the coming changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act. I wrote about this originally in The New Proposed FLSA Regulations and What They Mean for Employers. …

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The USDOL is getting ready to disrupt your workplace!

For those of you that don’t know the Fair Labor Standards Act has been taken into the “shop” for an overhaul. Last revised in 2004 many people (unions and the current administration primarily) think it is time to raise the salary level to be considered an exempt employee. It is time for HR to think …

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Five Great Reads in HR for a Friday

Periodically I try to give you the benefit of all the reading I do so that you don’t have to search for everything. Well today is another installment of that. Here are five great reads in HR that will inform you, educate you and who knows what else you may get out of them. First …

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