Editor's Choice

All Items: Wage and Hour

  • Don't Let January 1 Compliance Requirements Give You the Chills

    Numerous legislative changes take effect on or about January 1, affecting minimum wage rates, employee leaves, health care benefits and more. HR should take note of these legal developments and take appropriate steps to comply.

  • Minimum Salary Levels for Executive, Administrative and Professional Employees: New 50-State Chart Added

    November 20, 2019

    XpertHR has added a helpful new 50-State Chart that summarizes information regarding minimum salary levels for overtime-exempt executive, administrative and professional (EAP) employees.

  • Estimating Compensation Costs for Salaried Exempt Employees

    September 24, 2019

    Effective January 1, 2020, a final rule from the US Department of Labor will raise the minimum salary for most employees exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) from $455 per week to $684 per week. This calculator can help an employer estimate the costs of different options for compensating employees who are currently classified as exempt but are paid a salary of less than $684 per week.

  • Preparing for the FLSA Overtime Regulations

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule that will raise the minimum annual salary level for most employees exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) from $23,660 to $35,568. Employers should begin preparing to comply with the new regulations as soon as possible, as they will likely involve time-consuming and potentially costly changes.

  • Tip Credit 50-State Chart Added, Employment Law Manual Reorganized

    September 4, 2019

    XpertHR has added a new 50-State Chart, Tip Credit and Tip Pooling by State and Municipality, to help employers comply with state and local minimum wage laws involving the minimum wage tip credit. In addition, we have enhanced the comprehensiveness of the Employment Law Manual with additional details about tip credit requirements, and reorganized it with standardized headings.

  • Lactation Accommodation Checklists and 50-State Chart Added

    August 6, 2019

    XpertHR has added two checklists and a 50-State chart to help an employer comply with the various federal, state and local breastfeeding/lactation accommodation laws.

  • Summer 2019 Compliance Requirements Heat Up

    July 18, 2019

    July 1 brings many new requirements with which employers must comply, covering topics such as gender-neutral restrooms, e-cigarettes, discrimination and harassment, minimum wage, leaves of absence and recruiting and hiring. This article provides an overview of trending topics in employment law and a list of all new requirements by state.

  • Breastfeeding/Lactation Accommodation in the Workplace

    XpertHR offers various tools and resources to assist an employer in managing employees who are breastfeeding.

  • Municipal Preemption

    Many states have passed laws that prohibit local governments from adopting, enforcing or administering an ordinance or local resolution on certain issues, such as minimum wage or employee leaves.

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Editor's Choice: HR and legal considerations for employers regarding federal and state wage and hour laws.