Human Resources News & Insights

Minimum wage rising in several states, but pay picture still bleak

A handful of states have already announced increases in their minimum wage rates. The bumps range between 28 and 37 cents. Several other states are expected to follow suit soon.

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.

The dwindling buying power of the minimum wage

The Economic Policy Institute has some bad news for your hourly workers.

Most workers say their employer breaks wage-and-hour laws

With wage-and-hour lawsuits on the rise, it’s more important than ever for companies to look at their practices and make sure they’re in the clear. As recent research shows, many employees think they’ve got the potential to win a lawsuit.

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.

Payroll must-do’s before July ends

The federal minimum wage rises again next month but there’s more involved than just issuing fatter paychecks.