Since it was first enacted in 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has set the federal standard for working hours and pay. The Department of Labor (DOL) enforces the FLSA’s stringent guidelines for determining employee eligibility for overtime pay, and it is critical that you are familiar with the recent changes to some of these guidelines.
You’ve made it through the holiday season: the company parties, the seasonal workers, the tricky scheduling, and even the year-end reporting. Navigating the waters of this season as an HR professional is no simple feat, but you made it. Even though we’ve entered the new year full of fresh starts and resolutions, our days of managing compliance aren’t behind us.
Labor headwinds like demographic shifts and changing employee expectations have kept HR managers on their toes. Between tailoring education and training to the needs of the modern workforce, HR managers also face considerable pressure to keep top talent happy and engaged.
Next hurricane season, don’t expect your pizza delivery in the midst of an evacuation. Despite a current administration that favors employers, some ordinances passed and proposed in February went in favor of workers, including pizza delivery guys. In this article, we look to Texas and Florida for the latest in HR legislation, as we expect their changes to be the start of larger trends across the nation. We’ll also take a look at leave management’s biggest challenges and Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For list in 2018.
Nearly a quarter of the way through 2018, and there’s a lot going on in the world of Human Resources. Keep reading for more HR news in our latest HR Roundup!
As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time for leaders in every workplace to evaluate what’s worked well in the past year, and what needs to be changed or updated in the year to come. It’s also the time of year when every thought leader in every industry starts to share what they think (or hope) will happen in the coming year.
Based on what many writers and industry leaders have noted, it looks like rapid technological advances and changing cultural priorities—among other factors—will continue to reshape the modern workplace to become more human-centric in 2018. Here’s what we think that’ll look like:
It’s that time of year again! Our HR and Payroll calendar has become a favorite among our blog readers, and we’re proud to bring you our latest version for 2018.
This compliance calendar will help HR and Payroll professionals stay a step ahead of 2018. Consider this compliance calendar a guide for key dates and deadlines for anyone in Human Resources, Benefits, Payroll, or Accounting with important information, like reporting and filing deadlines, all in one place. Use this calendar in your office and add in your own internal dates and deadlines to help you manage compliance in the workplace.
The Obama-era FLSA changes to overtime rules have seen nothing short of a rollercoaster in the past year. In an emergency injunction, a Texas federal judge halted the FLSA overtime rule that would have increased the salary level for non-exempt employees to $47,476 per year ($913 per week) beginning December 1, 2016. At the first of the new year, the Department of Labor (DOL) filed a motion to stop the lawsuit—but was denied. The DOL went on to receive three extensions, giving them until June 30, 2017 to file a reply brief.
If you’re a recent college graduate, things are looking up for you—much better than your Millennial predecessors. The U.S. unemployment rate is back down to pre-recession levels. The economy has been recovering year-by-year and the job market is strong. More employers are looking to fill roles as technology changes the way we work and specialized skills become highly sought after. For the Class of 2017, the future is bright.