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The State of Compliance

2017-10-03T19:40:12+00:00

By Lori Brown At the recent 29th Annual General Counsel Conference, sponsored by Corporate Counsel, Jonathan Shiffman, Associate General Counsel of litigation and employment for Ralph Lauren, predicted that the Republican majority in Congress makes it unlikely we’ll see new employee-friendly legislation passed at the federal level. Instead, according to Shiffman, employee advocates are having [...]

The State of Compliance 2017-10-03T19:40:12+00:00

Conquer the Burden of Wage and Hour Compliance

2017-10-03T19:44:08+00:00

Wage and hour compliance continues to place a heavy burden on employers as they struggle with the fragmented collection of employment laws. Keeping up with changes across jurisdictions is difficult and expanding state regulations combined with ongoing changes in federal regulations make compliance even more challenging. ComplianceHR has developed a quick and easy to use [...]

Conquer the Burden of Wage and Hour Compliance 2017-10-03T19:44:08+00:00

Good News for Independent Contracting? Not So Much.

2017-08-30T19:57:17+00:00

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 [...]

Good News for Independent Contracting? Not So Much. 2017-08-30T19:57:17+00:00

Update on Overtime

2017-08-30T19:56:22+00:00

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, [...]

Update on Overtime 2017-08-30T19:56:22+00:00

Good News for Independent Contracting? Not So Much.

2017-08-30T19:55:52+00:00

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 [...]

Good News for Independent Contracting? Not So Much. 2017-08-30T19:55:52+00:00

Update on Overtime

2017-08-30T19:57:05+00:00

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, [...]

Update on Overtime 2017-08-30T19:57:05+00:00

Tackling Compliance Through Technology

2017-08-30T18:07:13+00:00

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 [...]

Tackling Compliance Through Technology 2017-08-30T18:07:13+00:00

DOL Actions Provide Insight Under Labor Secretary Acosta

2017-06-14T13:29:03+00:00

In his first step in reworking the “white-collar” overtime rule, Labor Secretary Acosta on June 7 indicated the agency would soon issue a Request for Information (RFI) regarding the currently enjoined overtime rules. The new overtime rule would have re-defined which employees are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime requirements. [...]

DOL Actions Provide Insight Under Labor Secretary Acosta 2017-06-14T13:29:03+00:00

CHR Insights – Improving Minimum Wage Compliance

2017-06-07T16:14:15+00:00

Complying with the minimum wage regulations should be easy, but it is not.  Finding the correct state, county or city minimum wage – and tracking the ongoing increases in those minimum wages can take hours. Employers are required to pay non-exempt employees at the highest applicable federal, state or local minimum wage for all hours [...]

CHR Insights – Improving Minimum Wage Compliance 2017-06-07T16:14:15+00:00

CHR Insights – The Evolving Workforce – The New Normal of 1099 Compliance

2017-06-07T15:33:15+00:00

The workplace has evolved dramatically in recent years and has shifted from a traditional office based workforce to one in which flexibility has become commonplace and employers draw on talent outside their traditional employee base.  Studies estimate that more than 40 percent of the U.S. workforce will be made up of independent contractors by 2020. [...]

CHR Insights – The Evolving Workforce – The New Normal of 1099 Compliance 2017-06-07T15:33:15+00:00
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