Archive for August 2017

Good News for Independent Contracting? Not So Much.

By Tammy McCutchen On June 7, 2017 the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division withdrew its 2015 guidance on independent contracting which had concluded that “most workers are employees.”  Good news, but we may have been cheering DOL’s decision a bit prematurely.  In its withdrawal of the 2015 guidance, DOL stated that removal…

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Update on Overtime

By Tammy McCutchen In May 2016, the Obama Administration issued a final rule more than doubling the minimum salary level required for the FLSA “white collar” exemptions from $455 per week ($23,660 annualized) to $913 per week ($47,476 annualized).  However, just nine days before the rule was scheduled to go into effect on December 1,…

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Good News for Independent Contracting? Not So Much.

By Tammy McCutchen On June 7, 2017 the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division withdrew its 2015 guidance on independent contracting which had concluded that “most workers are employees.”  Good news, but we may have been cheering DOL’s decision a bit prematurely.  In its withdrawal of the 2015 guidance, DOL stated that removal…

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Update on Overtime

By Tammy McCutchen In May 2016, the Obama Administration issued a final rule more than doubling the minimum salary level required for the FLSA “white collar” exemptions from $455 per week ($23,660 annualized) to $913 per week ($47,476 annualized).  However, just nine days before the rule was scheduled to go into effect on December 1,…

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Tackling Compliance Through Technology

By Lori Brown With the regulatory and legal landscape shifting more rapidly than ever, human resource professionals play a critical role protecting their organizations from compliance slippage.  In my nearly three decades of representing companies large and small in connection with employment-related matters, I have found that even the most sophisticated companies fall victim to…

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