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All Items: Wage and Hour

  • Summer 2019 Compliance Requirements Heat Up

    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.

  • Preparing for the Proposed FLSA Overtime Regulations

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed new regulations that would 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 $35,308. 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.

  • Estimating Compensation Costs for Salaried Exempt Employees

    Date:
    March 14, 2019

    Proposed regulations from the US Department of Labor projected to take effect January 2020 would raise the minimum salary for most employees exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) from $455 per week to $679 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 $679 per week.

  • New Year and 88 New Compliance Requirements for 2019

    Date:
    December 7, 2018

    Year-end is a time typically focused on endings and for HR that means finalizing benefits enrollment, processing performance appraisals and completing payroll filings. But equally important is to prepare for new compliance requirements that will ring in the New Year.

  • 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.