Overtime rules pose massive challenges for employers

EBN by: Nick Otto Featuring ComplianceHR's own, Tammy McCutchen. Employers who haven’t already started preparing to adhere to the Department of Labor’s proposed overtime rules – raising the minimum salary for FLSA exemptions – are already behind the eight-ball, according to one expert. “Do not wait for the DOL to publish its final rule to [...]

Expert systems turn legal expertise into digitized decision-making

ABA Journal By Lorelei Laird “You may think we’re here to talk about technology, but we’re really here to talk about money,” panelist Michael Mills declared at the beginning of “How to Hire a Robot—or Using Expert Systems in Today’s Law Firm.” Some visitors to the Thursday afternoon Techshow panel may also have expected to [...]

Expert Systems: Practical AI to Drive Efficiencies in the Law Firm

The ABA Tech Show 2016 panel explained how experts systems can be created and applied in the law firm. by:  Zach Warren, Legaltech News “You may think we’re here to talk about technology, but we’re actually here to talk about money,” Michael Mills told ABA Tech Show 2016 attendees. Given how artificial intelligence (AI) is [...]

House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Overtime Rule

The Department of Labor's controversial proposed changes to the "white collar" overtime exemption regulations came under fire during a House Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations hearing on October 8, 2015.  Among other changes, the proposal released on July 6 of this year sets the minimum salary required for overtime exemption at the 40th percentile [...]

When An Independent Contractor Is Really An Employee

Our own Tammy McCutchen is featured in this CNN Money article by Jeanne Sahadi. "I think employers will be more cautious, because DOL has essentially declared war on the independent contractor relationship," said Tammy McCutchen, a compliance attorney at Littler Mendelson, a firm that represents employers. McCutchen also used to run the Labor Department's Wage [...]

DOL Sends Proposal to Narrow Overtime Exemptions to the White House

In March 2014, President Obama ordered the U.S. Department of Labor to revise the “white collar” overtime exemption regulations. Declaring "Americans have spent too long working more and getting less in return," the President ordered the revision of the overtime exemption regulations with a goal of making millions more workers eligible for overtime pay.  On May [...]

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