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Is Minimum Wage Momentum Slowing Down?

2016 proved to be a momentous year for the minimum wage, as seven states and 18 localities passed new laws and ordinances establishing or increasing minimum wages.
What does 2017 hold in store?
Although the movement to raise the minimum… continue

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HR Intel: What the ‘Federal Vacuum’ Means for HR

Much of the employment-related commentary and guidance around what to expect from the Trump Administration can be summed up as follows: wait and see. I’ve been guilty of it myself with HR Intel, harping on the uncertainty that this transition… continue

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HR Intel: The Autumn of Our Discontent

The winter of 1978-79 – famously known as the Winter of Discontent – was an extremely cold one in the United Kingdom, and it wasn’t only because of the weather.
Tremendous tension between the Labour Party government and public sector… continue

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Got Questions About the New FLSA Overtime Rules? We’ve Got Answers

Barring a last-minute legislative change or court injunction, we’re now just a month away from when the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rules take effect on December 1.

Hopefully, you and your company have already taken steps to… continue

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Employee Handbooks Can Help Retailers Meet Unique Compliance Challenges

As if high turnover rates, seasonal demand and supply chain management weren’t difficult enough, retail employers face a variety of compliance challenges that are unique to their industry.
Some states and municipalities have enacted requirements that apply specifically — and… continue

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3 Key Supreme Court Developments Affecting the Workplace

The US Supreme Court’s recently concluded term took a turn few could have anticipated with the February death of Justice Antonin Scalia. While the term had its usual array of cases affecting employers, Justice Scalia’s absence unquestionably altered the result… continue

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HR Intel – The Calm Before the Wage and Hour Storm

A regular round up of news, legal trends and workplace developments to help keep HR ahead of the curve
By now you’ve undoubtedly heard about monumental changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) taking effect in December 2016, but… continue

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HR Intel – How the Job Market Tug-of-War Impacts HR

A regular round up of news, legal trends and workplace developments to help keep HR ahead of the curve.
The job market is stuck in a rut and it’s not because of people clamoring for jobs. In fact, it’s the… continue

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Minimum Wage Hikes & New Overtime Rules Effect on Employers

How Rising Minimum Wages Will Tie Employers’ Hands on New Overtime Rules

Upcoming increases in state and local minimum wages will limit the range of responses employers will have available to comply with the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rules.
As the US Department of Labor has noted, an employer… continue

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Counting Bonuses Toward the New FLSA Salary Level: Much Ado About Nothing or Radical Break From the Past?

UPDATE: May 18, 2016 – Details of the final rule released today show that employers will be able to make a “catch-up” payment if an incentivized employee falls short of the salary minimum to avoid reclassifying the employee as nonexempt… continue

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