Human Resources News & Insights

FLSA violation? Church members told it was ‘blasphemy’ not to volunteer at the ‘Lord’s Buffet’

At first glance, church members volunteering at their parish’s buffet restaurant seems like it’s on the up and up. But when it’s discovered that these volunteers were coerced and threatened with religious consequences, the DOL’s going to get involved. 

DOL’s latest move makes it easier for you to offer unpaid internships

  Good news: The feds just gave employers more incentive to offer internship programs.

Former DOL admin: 4 risky pay practices the feds have a field day with

With the DOL’s overtime changes under construction, some employers are putting pay-process reviews on the back burner, but that could be a very costly mistake. 

A dangerous pay error that’s catching many companies off-guard

  Any time the DOL accuses your company of breaking federal pay laws, it’s a major headache.

Court officially kills Obama-era OT rule, but changes are coming

While the Obama-era changes to the DOL overtime rule had been on life support for some time, a recent court ruling officially euthanized the controversial changes. That means HR pros can officially scrub the $47,476 salary threshold from their collective memories.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.