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Employer Labor Law Update: Overtime For Drivers

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Nov 23, 2017 9:01:00 AM

A recent federal court decision has held that employees who drive vehicles under 10,000 pounds even part time are eligible for overtime pay.

This decision overturns a lower court ruling and establishes that workers who drive both larger vehicles over 10,000 pounds and those under that weight are doing so "in part".

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Topics: overtime pay, labor law, fsla, exempt employees, motor carrier

DOL Files Appeal To Halt Overtime Ruling

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Nov 7, 2017 9:04:00 AM

The ongoing issue of the Department of Labor's 2016 Final Rule took another turn recently. The DOL filed to overturn part of the court injunction issued in September 2016.

In late 2016, under President Obama, the DOL issued what was called the Final Rule, which would have raised the salary threshold for overtime eligibility from $455 per week to $913 per week.

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Topics: overtime pay, DOL, fsla, dol fsla, final rule, wage and hour compliance

Employee Classification: The Contractor Vs. Employee Dilemma

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Oct 5, 2017 9:06:00 AM

The Department of Labor has hired scores of new auditors solely to investigate misclassifications. State investigators are also placing more attention on employers. And more workers are challenging their classifications.

Employee classification has become increasingly risky for businesses in California and across the country. Incorrectly classifying employees as independent contractors is on the rise, but may represent a 'red flag' for many employers.

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Topics: independent contractors, overtime pay, employee classification, employee lawsuits, dol fsla, final rule

Tips For HR Management Best Practices: Avoiding Lawsuits

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Sep 26, 2017 8:40:24 AM

No business wants to be subject to an employee lawsuit. Effective HR management and improved HR best practices can help prevent them.

[This post was modified and updated from a previous post published in January 2017]

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Topics: HR best practices, independent contractors, HR compliance, overtime pay, HR management practices, employee classification, employee lawsuits, dol fsla

California Labor Laws and Minimum Work Hours per Day [Update]

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Sep 7, 2017 3:36:46 PM

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Topics: california labor law, overtime pay, payroll compliance, employee scheduling, Online shift scheduling, Schedule maker

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