Human Resources News & Insights

Where Trump’s DOL pick stands on 3 major issues: ACA, OT, wages

Here’s where Andrew Puzder, Donald Trump’s pick to be the next secretary of the Department of Labor (DOL), stands on business regulation: He’s not a fan. 

Massive crackdown: DOL busts 152 firms, collects $1M in back wages

We’ve been warning you that the Department of Labor (DOL) cops are out in full force, and they just made a series of big busts. 

When can we expect Obama’s new FLSA regulations?

Earlier this year, President Obama ordered the labor secretary to rewrite the overtime exemption rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), but no timetable for that was set. But now we have a clearer picture of when to expect the new rules. 

The DOL recovered how much money last year?

The Department of Labor (DOL) has weighed in on how it did in 2013. 

Forget the law — here’s why you should really pay your interns [INFOGRAPHIC]

Yes, the Department of Labor says most interns must be paid. But there are many pro-employer reasons to give those hard-working kids some much-need dough.  

What? She claims trip to Sin City was covered under FMLA

An employee goes to Las Vegas with her dying mom for an end-of-life trip. One problem: The company says the trip doesn’t qualify as FMLA leave, and the staffer sues. Who wins? Read the dramatized version of this real-life case and see if you can determine the outcome.

The latest on Summary of Benefits rules

The Department of Labor just released yet another FAQ explaining some of the finer points of the health reform law’s requirement that health plan sponsors provide beneficiaries with a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC). Here’s what you need to know.

At it again: Congress weighs latest employee classification bill

Enter the latest wave in the sea of crackdowns, regulations and additional paperwork surrounding the classification (or misclassification) of employees.

Bigger crackdown: Wage and hour violators now face multiple fines

The Department of Labor (DOL), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and nine states have teamed up to find wage and hour violators and fine them heavily.

Watch out for new push in FLSA enforcement

Heads up: The feds and a group of states are taking a tag-team approach to making sure employees are properly classified under the Fair Labor Standards Act.