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

Common Mistakes With HR Compliance: Staying Safe With Best Practices

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Sep 15, 2017 9:30:00 AM

For many employers and small business owners the possibility of an employee lawsuit is a major issue. Stay safe with HR best practices.

[This post was previously published in January 2017 and has been revised and updated]

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Topics: dol fsla, final rule, exempt employees, independent contractors, HR compliance, compliance mistakes

Update On The FLSA Final Rule And Overtime Pay

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jul 18, 2017 12:24:05 PM

The Final Rule of the Fair Labor Standards Act regarding overtime pay and salary thresholds has been in a legal battle since late 2016.


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Topics: final rule, FLSA, overtime pay, salaried employee, labor law compliance, dol fsla, DOL

Overtime Labor Law And The Fate Of The Final Rule

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Employers are concerned about compliance with overtime rules, and rightly so. The so-called Final Rule is still on hold and no clear resolution is forthcoming.

Compliance is a critical issue for employers and the legal wranglings between current and past federal administrations over the DOL's "Final Rule" is distressing. Many employers have already opted to make the necessary changes to comply with the new rules even though this is not legally required... yet.

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Topics: final rule, dol fsla, overtime pay, exempt employees, HR compliance, HR best practices

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