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.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has regulated employee overtime eligibility for decades. However, recent changes require a second look at how your organization classifies employees and calculates overtime pay.
For most HR managers and company leaders, staying in compliance with employment law is a high priority. Not only is compliance important in terms of avoiding liability and penalties, it helps the company do the right thing for its employees and create a more fair and equitable workplace.
This month, all eyes have been locked on the Senate. Debates surrounding the Affordable Care Act and the future of American healthcare continue on Capitol Hill. But that’s not all that’s been happening in HR news lately. In July, the USCIS released a new I-9 form and we gained insight into employers’ hiring plans for the rest of the year. Keep reading for this month’s HR roundup, with the HR news you need to know.
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.
June marked the official beginning of summer—but that has not slowed down the happenings in the world of Human Resources. In our June edition of the HR Roundup, we’re bringing you news from Capitol Hill, the Department of Labor, and our friends at SHRM. So grab a limeade, and read about the latest workplace regulation updates and HR trends.
What’s happening in the world of HR this month? Congress has been busy developing, refining, and voting on bills in the House. The political landscape is keeping everyone on their toes, especially employers and HR managers. Many of the matters facing Senate vote will have a large impact on businesses and their employees—so it’s important for HR to stay in the know. Read on for this month’s HR Roundup, full of HR news and updates.
And congrats, Class of 2017. There’s good news in store for you!
What’s been happening in the world of HR lately? Honestly, what hasn’t? If you’ve been keeping an eye on the news and compliance issues, you know plenty has been going—and it seems to be constantly changing. In our latest HR Roundup, we look at where we are with the FLSA overtime rule, how employers are evolving with workplace trends, what we can learn from Uber’s HR nightmare, and who has got the best company culture in America—and the ACA is sticking around too.
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.