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New Overtime Regulations Frozen – to Death? What You Need to Know About the Overtime Rule Injunction Issued Nov. 22, 2016

Posted in In the News

On March 13, 2014, President Barack Obama issued a presidential memorandum directing the Secretary of Labor to “modernize and streamline the existing overtime regulations”.  The Department of Labor (DOL) took action and, in new rules set to become effective Dec. 1, 2016, raised the minimum salary threshold for exempt workers in many categories.  Since then,… Continue Reading

Federal Changes to Overtime Exemptions

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For the last year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has been working on proposed rule changes related to overtime exemptions. These changes are designed to substantially decrease the number of employees who are exempt from overtime. Today, the Department of Labor released the final rule changes. Employers are required to be compliant with these… Continue Reading

Are Salaries Secret?

Posted in Quick Questions

The Evil HR Lady dropped a post recently about an employee who was upset because she just discovered a co-worker was earning more than her with less experience.  Lucas explained in “Dear Abby” fashion why the employee ought to let it go:  The economy is bad.  Lots of people want your job.  Suck it up.  It’s… Continue Reading