Human Resources News & Insights

If they’re revived: 9 remarkable overtime rule tips from DOL insider

If the DOL’s changes to the overtime rule end up getting upheld after the recent injunction, they could be enacted quickly. As a result, you need to make sure you’ve dotted your “i’s” and crossed your “t’s” in preparation for the rule. 

Why DOL’s new OT rules may not increase pay

The DOL has said it expects its new overtime exemption rule changes to make roughly 4.6 million workers eligible for OT, resulting in bigger paychecks. But is that really what’s going to happen? 

Finally! The DOL’s finished revising the FLSA’s overtime rules

It has been a long, nervous year for the business community ever since President Obama ordered the DOL to revise the FLSA’s overtime exemption rules — to make more salaried workers overtime-eligible. 

What will FLSA’s new OT-exempt minimum salary be? Here’s a hint

By now you know there are some big changes coming to the FLSA. You’re just waiting for the details. Well, they’re starting to leak out of Washington — and they’re not as heavy-handed as some feared. 

When doing more with less becomes an FLSA violation

If you’re like most firms, you’re asking both employees and managers to do more with less these days. But did you know that you could run afoul of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by doing so?

FLSA: How to make sense of on-call and waiting time

You may know the in’s and out’s of more common Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) trouble spots, but what about some of these lesser-known areas?

Tracking hours: How one firm’s assumption came back to bite it

A recent ruling highlights one more reason not to assume staffers are always working the exact hours they’re supposed to be.

After the deluge: Common FLSA questions in the wake of disaster

Many areas of the country are just drying out from the effects of Hurricane Ike and other nasty storms — and companies are trying to deal with payroll headaches from lost work records to whether they must continue to pay workers when the organization is temporarily shut down.

Exempt or non-exempt? That was the question in this lawsuit

A manager claimed she wasn’t an exempt executive under the FLSA, because she spent most of her time doing non-executive duties — like stocking and cleaning. Was she entitled to overtime?

Answers to tricky HR questions: Personal liability and the FLSA

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: Who can be held personally liable for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act?