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. 

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. 

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.

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?

Newest lawsuit threat: Wage-and-hour claims

One in three companies has been hit with a wage-and-hour claim in the past year. Could you be next?

What you need to know to navigate new FLSA push

Pay reductions, exempt v. non-exempt employees, independent contractors — all those issues have created a legal minefield for employers. And more people are waiting for you to take one wrong step.

No kidding: Feds want employers to write out plan for complying with workplace laws

Guess the feds don’t feel it’s enough to pass laws and expect companies to follow them. The Department of Labor plans to require you to submit a written plan outlining just how you’re going to follow employment regulations.