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DOL Releases Final Overtime Rule, Setting Standard Salary Threshold at $684 Per Week
Today, the U.S. Department of Labor released its final rule that increases the salary threshold for workers in the executive, administrative and professional exemptions. The threshold has increased from $455 per week (or $23,660 per year) to $684 per week (or $35,568 per year) for employees in the standard exemptions. The threshold for highly compensated […]
How the NLRB’s and DOL’s New Joint-Employer Rules Affect Employers
On April 1, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a notice of proposed rulemaking to define joint-employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Last September, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published its proposed rule outlining joint-employment criteria as they relate to collective bargaining requirements. Two government agencies have published two proposed […]
Department of Labor Announces New Proposed Overtime Rule
On Sept. 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) finalized its proposed rule to increase the standard salary threshold under the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA). See this post for updated information. Below are five key provisions that – if finalized – would change the way employers nationwide would organize and compensate their workforce. […]
New Proposed Overtime Rule: 5 Important Questions You Should Be Asking
On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its proposed rule to increase the standard salary threshold under the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA). See this post for updated information. In March, the DOL is expected to publish a proposed rule that increases the salary level for exempt employees, making some previously salaried […]
From Risk to Asset: Training Restaurant Managers in the Era of #MeToo
Sexual harassment in the restaurant industry is prevalent. It occurs between customers and employees, co-workers, and managers and employees. And although those dynamics happen between many people, in each scenario, one person can help reduce the risk harassment poses to your people and your business: the restaurant manager. The manager, in terms of authority, often […]
The New Joint Employer Rule: What to Expect
On May 9, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced its intention to clarify the joint employer standard by issuing a new rule. John Ring, the chairman of the NLRB, doubled down on June 5, saying the NLRB would take the first step toward issuing that rule – publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) […]
10 Ways to Become a Better HR Business Partner
As the largest conference for the HR industry, the SHRM 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition had a lot to offer on the subject of HR strategy. Here are my top 10 takeaways.
Diversity Training in the Workplace: Helping Managers Understand ’Cultural Fit’
In July 2017, a 30-something manager wrote to the Ask a Manager blog with an issue. One of the manager’s team members recently had quit; during her exit interview, she revealed some interesting tidbits about why. As a result, HR confronted the manager about “cultural problems” in the department. The manager saw nothing wrong with […]
How to Seriously Drive Employee Engagement
If you won the lottery tomorrow, would you stop working? Chances are you’ve mulled it over before, even if you don’t buy a ticket often. When jackpot amounts grow to rival pro athletes’ salaries, the subject inevitably creeps into everyday conversation. At that point, it’s hard not to think and talk about what we would […]
Why Your Company Should Celebrate Have Fun at Work Day
International Have Fun at Work Day is Friday, Jan. 27, and while it might be an unofficial holiday, that shouldn’t stop you from bringing a little levity to the workplace. Laughter is Good for Productivity Humor can be strong medicine that lowers tension and unites colleagues in stressful times. A recent Loma Linda University study […]
Department of Labor Challenges Overtime Expansion Delay
The information in this blog post refers to the proposed and final rules published by the U.S. Department of Labor in 2015-2016. To see the most recent information, click here. On Dec. 1, the U.S. Department of Labor appealed a recent court decision that stopped the agency’s overtime expansion rule from going into effect. However, the agency’s initial […]
FLSA Ruling Delays Overtime Expansion
The information in this blog post refers to the proposed and final rules published by the U.S. Department of Labor in 2015-2016. To see the most recent information, click here. The Ruling Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a ruling on a lawsuit filed by 21 states that blocks […]