Posts by Elyse Hawkey

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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DOL Actions Provide Insight Under Labor Secretary Acosta

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.…

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CHR Insights – Improving Minimum Wage Compliance

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…

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CHR Insights – ComplianceHR – where Employment Law Meets AI

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Your compliance imperative is our day to day undertaking. Our solutions leverage an artificial intelligence platform which utilizes complex reasoning . The AI platform is fueled by Littler’s in-depth analysis of all applicable federal and state law, driven by a proprietary database of jurisdictional case law – all distilled, weighted, tested and regularly updated to…

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CHR Insights – Intermittent FMLA Leave a Top Challenge for Employers

Littler recently surveyed more than 1,200 HR professionals, attorneys, and executives about their employment law concerns. Seventy-nine percent of those surveyed indicated they face challenges caused by the patchwork of FMLA-related rules and regulations.  To help you with this daunting task, ComplianceHR has created two new applications: Navigator Leave and Navigator Leave Rapid Reference. Navigator Leave…

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ComplianceHR – where Employment Law Meets AI

ComplianceHR innovative solutions image

Your compliance imperative is our day to day undertaking. Our solutions leverage an artificial intelligence platform which utilizes complex reasoning . The AI platform is fueled by Littler’s in-depth analysis of all applicable federal and state law, driven by a proprietary database of jurisdictional case law – all distilled, weighted, tested and regularly updated to…

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