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

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

Exempt Vs Nonexempt And Overtime Pay

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 27, 2017 10:52:04 PM

What appears to many employers as a simple way to determine who gets overtime pay can actually be quite complex. Determining employee classification correctly is critical.

Overtime pay compliance is a tricky issue for employers that is fraught with legal dangers. Add to this ongoing conflict between current and past federal administrations over the DOL's "Final Rule" and the prospect for clarity is not encouraging.

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

Do You Have Employees Or Independent Contractors? Why It Matters.

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Clarifying the status of certain employees has always been a challenge for employers. And the importance of proper classification for independent contractors cannot be over emphasized. 

Today's world of recruiting and hiring has become increasingly complex. HR managers and business owners must navigate through a number of compliance requirements regarding employee classification.

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Topics: employee classification, independent contractors, IRS, employee lawsuits, DOL, fsla, HR compliance, payroll compliance

Pending Fate Of The Final Rule And Your Payroll Management

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Feb 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The fate of the Department of Labor's Final Rule is still to be determined. The problem for employers is how to prepare now?

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: DOL, fsla, overtime pay, exempt employees, white collar, payroll management

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