While many of us were focused on year-end processes and keeping employees in check at the company holiday party, regulations surrounding the workplace were bouncing all around. From wage increases to immigration form revisions and an ever back and forth FLSA, December kept our heads spinning. Good thing we’ve got AI coming to the rescue. Here’s your HR Roundup for December, full of HR news and trends that closed out 2016.
There’s nothing dull about Human Resources these days. This fall has boasted a lot of change and proposed legislation—some passed, others stalled or overturned. Rules are changing, deadlines are changing, technology is changing. And HR has to keep up. Good thing you’re here to get the updates on all-things-HR.
November is here and everything year-end seems to be right around the corner. But before we dive into holiday mode or open enrollment, let's look back on what happened in HR in October. FLSA changes to overtime rules are just a month away, the blacklisting rule has been temporarily blocked, the EEOC gives us a heads up on what to expect in the coming years, and HR women could be the happiest of all women in the workplace.
Before we get too lost in our PSLs and flannel shirts, let's talk about September. What a month in the world of HR! Employers ill-prepared for FLSA changes, a bill to help close the wage gap, mismatched perceptions between employees and their employers, and a whole week to celebrate payroll!
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The changes to overtime rules will affect more than four million workers in the US. Workers with FLSA exempt status will become nonexempt and eligible for FLSA coverage. This is great news for employees! Right?
Not every employee will see it that way.
The new overtime rules don’t automatically mean these four million employees will now be earning time and a half alongside their salaries. Rather, businesses will shift the pieces to make everything fit into the budget puzzle.
What’s new in HR news this month? The IRS and the DOL gifted us with new forms and posters for 2017 ACA reporting and FLSA compliance, respectively. One HR giant acquired a has-been job site and the Justice Department further clarified disabilities covered under the ADA and ADAAA.
Summer may be wrapping up and Olympians have returned to their home countries with medals in tow, but Human Resources activity is not slowing down! Keep reading for the latest updates in HR news.
FLSA Non-Exempt. Or is it FLSA Exempt? Exempt from what exactly? Between the FLSA changes to overtime rules and the increases in civil monetary penalties, employers can't ignore employee classifications.
The new overtime rule could make more than 4 million workers in the US eligible for overtime pay. If you haven’t classified your employees with the correct FLSA status, you could land some big penalties, an overtime wage claim, or worse—a lawsuit. Prepare your organization by classifying your employees correctly. Are they employees or independent contractors? FLSA non-exempt or exempt?
Not long before summer’s start, the DOL announced the final rule for overtime and white-collar exemptions. But that isn’t the end of the changes for the FLSA. This summer will bring higher penalties for employer violations—along with other big news for the workforce. What’s happening in the world of HR lately?
Affecting companies across the U.S., the Department of Labor’s changes to overtime rules have employers and HR managers taking a second look at employee FLSA status. The FLSA changes, effective beginning December 1, 2016, will raise the salary threshold for overtime pay from $23,600 per year ($455 per week) to $47,476 per year ($913 per week).
Department of Labor Publishes FLSA Changes
On May 18, 2016, President Obama announced the Department of Labor’s official publication of FLSA changes to overtime regulations. It’s been a long time coming, and employers are asking—now what? What are the new FLSA overtime rules? What do the FLSA changes mean for my organization?