Human Resources News & Insights

2 interesting developments for DOL’s overtime rule, injunction

Two very interesting things happened involving the DOL’s overtime rule while you were out of the office over the holidays. 

Don’t use this company’s approach to cutting OT costs

With the DOL looking to make another four million employees OT-eligible this December, many employers will be looking for ways to limit their OT exposure. Just don’t try the method this company used. 

Why’s the DOL suddenly so interested in your workers’ cellphone usage?

The folks over at the Department of Labor (DOL) have expressed a keen interest in employees’ smartphone use, and that interest may force you to make some changes to your employment policies in the near future.   

Employee kept OT work quiet – so court says ‘no pay for it’

Chalk up a big win for employers: A worker tried to saddle her employer with a big overtime bill after resigning, but a court wasn’t having any of it.

Lady Gaga sued for unpaid OT

A lot of employers are used to overtime pay, but we doubt many ask their employees to perform duties like these.

Top 10 Benefits Stories of 2011

Here are the top 10 Benefits Alert stories of 2011, as chosen by our readers:

FLSA alert: Some employee training exempt from OT

Under the FLSA, most employees who receive training above and beyond the normal workweek have to be paid overtime for the time they spend in that training. But the law has an oft-overlooked exception that could benefit a lot of employers.

Costly OT mistake companies make daily

The Department of Labor (DOL) and the courts are cracking down on compensation missteps, and you might be surprised what they’re considering “compensable time” these days.

This isn’t a legal way to save on OT costs

A lot of managers are under pressure to cut spending. But it’s up to you to make sure they aren’t making this costly mistake.

Latest comp trends: Hours, pay increasing

Even though corporate profits are rising, companies haven’t been adding new employees to keep up. Why?