Human Resources News & Insights

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which has been on the books since 1938, sets forth rules regarding employee wage practices, record keeping, workweek length, how overtime must be paid and a national minimum wage.

What 84% of employers are doing during OT rule stalemate

Do we forge ahead with the changes we put in place to comply with the new rule or do we simply revert back to what we were doing before the DOL’s overtime changes?  

FLSA ruling: When you don’t have to pay workers for training time

A U.S. District Court just gave employers a helpful example of when it’s okay to NOT pay workers for the time they spend in training. 

Overtime ruling should make employers reconsider this pay option

If you have a compensation and benefits plan that’s set up similarly to the one that just came under fire in this FLSA lawsuit, it’s likely time for some alterations. 

Here’s the Democrats’ plan to revive OT rule if Trump kills it

Do the Democrats have a backup plan for the DOL’s new overtime rule if it dies in court or at the hands of the Trump administration? You betcha. 

Not a fan of OT rule? Then you’ll like Trump’s 2 new moves

There are a lot of business groups, employers and individuals who’d like the DOL’s new overtime rule to just die already. Well, they just got two pieces of good news from the Trump administration. 

Only 1 in 3 employees actually understands how their 401(k) works

When it comes to common financial vehicles like 401(k) plans, term life insurance, Roth IRAs and 529 college savings plans, most workers could use some education on the finer points.  

Stuck in OT rule limbo? 3 ways to reduce your legal vulnerability

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) controversial overtime rule is officially on hold. But other than that, not much else is certain with the rule — and that’s a problem for employers. 

FLSA, overtime lawsuits just got a lot more expensive

Employers now have even more incentive to make sure they abide by wage-and-hour laws. 

2 interesting developments for DOL’s overtime rule, injunction

Two very interesting things happened involving the DOL’s overtime rule while you were out of the office over the holidays. 

AFL-CIO wants to defend overtime rule in court if DOL can’t: What now?

Just when employers think time may be running out on the DOL’s legal defense of its overtime rule, someone tries to throw the agency a lifeline.