Human Resources News & Insights

Overtime crisis nearing: 6 steps to avoid pitfalls

It would be hard for any regulatory change to be as impactful as the passage of the Affordable Care Act. But the DOL’s impending changes to the overtime exemption rules may be exactly that. 

Brace for new OT rules now, says former DOL admin

The FLSA’s new “white-collar” exemptions that are expected to drastically expand who’s entitled to overtime pay should be be released very soon — and a former DOL administrator has offered a sneak peak at what they’ll look like. 

Docking pay for exempt employees: What’s allowed?

Don’t feel bad if you have trouble understanding the pay-docking rules laid out by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The regs are pretty murky.

Court: Non-residents entitled to overtime

Oracle Corp tried to get an overtime lawsuit against it thrown out by arguing that, as non-residents, some of its employees weren’t entitled to sue for violations of California overtime law. But the court didn’t bite.

The DOL’s got plans to increase your workload

The DOL has a new trick up its sleeve for HR and payroll people — and it could mean a lot more work for you.

Answers to tricky HR questions: What are risks of giving PDAs to non-exempt staff?

Our team of experts fields real-life, everyday questions from HR managers and gives practical answers that can be applied by any HR pro in the same situation. Today’s question: Could we run into problems with Wage and Hour regs if we issue PDAs to non-exempt workers?

Furloughs and the FLSA: How to handle tricky new comp issues

Cutting salaries and adjusting work schedules for exempt and non-exempt employees just got easier, thanks to the Department of Labor.

Trimming exempts' salaries: The DOL rules

Companies face a lot of staffing decisions in a rough economy — which are often complicated by tough legal questions. For clarification, the Department of Labor (DOL) recently released a fact sheet on legally trimming exempt employees’ salaries and schedules.

Trimming exempts’ salaries: The DOL rules

Companies face a lot of staffing decisions in a rough economy — which are often complicated by tough legal questions. For clarification, the Department of Labor (DOL) recently released a fact sheet on legally trimming exempt employees’ salaries and schedules.