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New Administration Not Favorable Towards DOL's Final Rule

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Feb 2, 2017 9:55:58 PM

The Trump White House recently instructed federal agencies to freeze all pending regulations. This action appears to include a number of labor and employment rules initiated under the Obama administration.

The Trump administration recently indicated that it was not favorable towards allowing former President Obama's expanded update of federal overtime pay rules. This was underscored by a court filing indicating that it may withdraw a White House appeal of a federal court's recent invalidation of the so-called Final Rule.

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Topics: overtime pay, labor law compliance, employee classification, DOL, fsla, exempt employees

CA Labor Laws, Exempt Overtime, And The Final Rule

Posted by Tristan Ruhland on Jan 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

California employers face increasingly difficult compliance requirements with CA labor laws. In addition, federal rules and regulations add to the complexity.


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Topics: ca labor laws, overtime pay, employee classification, DOL, fsla, exempt employees

Employee Classification, Overtime, And The Final Rule

Posted by Tristan Ruhland on Dec 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

On December 1, 2016, the new Department of Labor (DOL) regulations, known as the "Final Rule”, went into effect and now dictates overtime pay and "exempt" employees’ status.

The Final Rule has now changed the employee classification of approximately 4.2 million workers nationwide for overtime pay by automatically qualifying them as "non-exempt" employees.  And in California, the DOL now requires all employers to adjust their policies with the "Final Rule."

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Topics: overtime pay, california labor laws, employee classification, employee lawsuits, DOL, exempt employees

Labor Law Update: Overtime Exemption

Posted by Tristan Ruhland on Nov 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The federal government's labor law update regarding overtime exemption will go into effect in less than two weeks. Are you prepared?

On May 18, 2016, President Obama and Department of Labor Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule updating the overtime regulations. The updated rule will become effective on December 1, 2016 and will automatically extend overtime pay eligibility to as many as 4.2 million workers within its first year.

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Topics: HR compliance, overtime pay, employee classification, payroll compliance, DOL, fsla

Labor Law Debate: Employee Or Independent Contractor?

Posted by Tristan Ruhland on Sep 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

California and federal labor laws mandate the distinctions between independent contractors and employees. Yet the issue continues to result in lawsuits.


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Topics: independent contractors, california labor law, labor law compliance, employee classification, employee lawsuits

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