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DOL Audit Survival Tips: It’s a Matter of “When,” Not “If”

As an employer, you may know that the US Department of Labor (DOL) has broad authority to inspect workplaces and bring enforcement actions for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other related wage payment laws. But did… continue
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Coronavirus Poll Results: Remote Work, Workplace Closures and Changes in Pay

Just like everyone else, employers are making all kinds of changes and adjustments in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Three of them – remote work, workplace closures and changes in pay – were the focus of a recent webinar hosted… continue
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Dos and Don’ts for Employers to Keep Their Holiday Parties Happy

Having a workplace holiday party and celebrating the holidays with colleagues can be a great way to encourage team camaraderie, thank employees for their hard work and create a more festive atmosphere. However, if an employer is not cautious, it… continue
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Top 10 HR Pain Points for Health Care Employers

Do health care professionals have certain HR pain points that are more prevalent because of their industry? Although HR departments in all industries face many of the same workforce issues and struggles, some issues may be more common or a… continue
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DOL’s Overtime Exemption Increase – And Why Time Is of the Essence

The Department of Labor (DOL) made big news last month by proposing new regulations to raise the minimum annual salary for overtime-exempt employees from its current level of $23,660 to $35,308. Almost everyone agrees that the $23,660 figure is embarrassingly… continue
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Pro-Employer Supreme Court Term Featured Arbitration, Union Fees and Whistleblowers

This past term, the Supreme Court issued key rulings for employers involving arbitration and whistleblower law, leaving little doubt where it stood on employment issues, while also dealing a significant setback to unions nationwide with its blockbuster ruling in Janus… continue
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Minimum Salaries for White-Collar Employees: Will States Pick Up Where US Labor Department Left Off?

After the Department of Labor’s rule raising the minimum annual salary for most overtime-exempt employees from $23,660 to $47,476 was invalidated by a federal court last year, it appears some states may step in to finish the job started by… continue
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Holiday Season Brings Wage and Hour Challenges

As if the holiday season weren’t stressful enough with all the shopping and cooking to be done, HR professionals also must deal with a variety of wage and hour challenges. Be sure to check these five considerations off your list… continue
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HR Intel: Don’t Let #deleteuber Happen to Your Company

Every now and then a news story pops up illustrating the importance of aligning corporate, HR and PR strategies. These stories are often largely negative, painting companies in a bad light while we play Monday morning quarterback. The blood and… continue
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US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division

A More Employer-Friendly Wage and Hour Division Expected Under Trump

When Donald Trump becomes president on January 20, most experts predict that the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will take a more employer-friendly approach toward enforcement. “For at least the next four years, you’re going to… continue
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