Human Resources News & Insights

The return of Opinion Letters: DOL brings back key compliance tool for HR

Good news: HR pros will once again have one of the most useful DOL resources at their disposal to help with an array of tricky compliance issues.

Feds kill two ’employee-friendly’ rule interpretations, but will it help HR?

The DOL’s latest move gives employers some hope that the aggressive, pro-employee enforcement agenda of the agency’s previous administration is coming to an end.

Caution: DOL can cripple your future recruiting efforts for current pay mistakes

Imagine going through the stress of a DOL investigation, being ordered to pay out nearly $200,000 and then finding out you have to tell every new hire you plan to bring on about the ordeal.

Why the fight over DOL’s overtime rule could rage on … for a while

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule isn’t dead yet. In fact, it has a big ally. 

Is DOL now ordering firms to fire managers for pay mistakes?

Recognizing that employees’ direct managers and supervisors play a major role in many wage-and-hour violations, the Department of Labor (DOL) took a very aggressive step recently.  

What kind of DOL can we expect under R. Alexander Acosta?

Amidst a sea of controversy surrounding his ties to the fast-food industry and less than 24 hours before his committee hearing was slated to begin, Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination for Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary. In his place, President Trump put forth R. Alexander Acosta.  

Another delay for the DOL’s new overtime rule

It appears the Trump administration is looking to get a Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary in place before deciding what to do with the DOL’s new overtime rule. 

9 FMLA record-keeping requirements employers need to know

When an employee goes on leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), it can pay to double-check that your FMLA record-keeping processes are up to snuff, in case your FMLA administration/processes are ever called into question. 

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. 

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.