All Items: Employee Classification

  • DOL Overtime Rule Injunction

    Date:
    December 2, 2016

    For the time being, employers will no longer need to comply with the US Department of Labor's overtime rule, which had been scheduled to take effect December 1, 2016. However, there remains a possibility the rule could be resurrected.

  • Trump Administration: What to Expect

    Date:
    November 14, 2016

    Employers should prepare for the possibility of developments in a variety of areas, including health benefits, unions, wage and hour, regulatory reform, immigration, maternity leave and onsite childcare, and equal employment opportunity.

  • December 1 Overtime Deadline: New Resources Added

    Date:
    June 10, 2016

    Two new How To's, a Checklist, a Task and a Hot Topic have been added to help an employer prepare to comply with the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations that take effect December 1.

  • Minimum Salary for FLSA-Exempt Employees to Rise: Various Resources Updated, Added

    Date:
    May 18, 2016

    Several resources have been updated or added to reflect final regulations from the US Department of Labor (DOL) that will raise the minimum salary for an employee exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) from $23,660 to $47,476, effective December 1, 2016.

  • Interns

    Date:
    April 18, 2014

    When school is out, many students and new graduates look to gain real-world experience through internships. However, an employer hoping to take advantage of these interns as a source of free labor should think twice. Unless an internship satisfies strict criteria, interns must be treated like employees, meaning they must be paid the minimum wage and overtime.

  • Independent Contractors

    Date:
    April 18, 2014

    Employers that care more about an end result than how it is achieved can avoid certain taxes, legal liabilities and administrative challenges by hiring independent contractors instead of employees. The risks of incorrectly classifying a worker as an independent contractor instead of an employee, though, have never been higher.

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Editor's Choice: HR guidance on complying with the FLSA and state employee classification requirements. Support on following rules and regulations regarding this topic.