A Guide for Navigating the New Overtime Rules
Jul15

A Guide for Navigating the New Overtime Rules

Are you concerned about the new overtime rules as required in the US by the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? Perhaps you are worried about how this ruling will impact your business? Try not to panic. You are in the right place to learn in advance what to expect and how to create a plan of action for dealing with this change. Here is a total guide for navigating the waters of the new overtime pay rules that go into effect on...

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Five Common Overtime Violations HR Professionals Can Spot

Individuals working in human resource must have general or extensive knowledge in labor and employment law.

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Overtime Overhaul: It’s Time to Prepare Your Business for Sweeping Changes

If finalized, these changes will make nearly five million workers eligible for overtime pay as early as this year, unless their salary is raised.

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Overtime Mandate: Impact On Small Business & The Skills Gap

Further review of this mandate would appear to create a self-imposed strain on small businesses while widening the skills gap.

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Docking pay on a snow-day – is it legal?

It wouldn’t be a real Canadian winter without a super-storm or two and, at some point over the season, it’s very likely you’ll have to call a snow day – but how clued up are you on what you can and can’t do?HRM asked one employment lawyer’s advice. Do you have an obligation to pay? Missing a day at work due to the weather is completely out of your employees’ control – but does that mean you have to pay them? In a nutshell – no....

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Employee’s Twitter Hatin’ Costs Him Unemployment Benefits

(Editor’s Note:  Mixed signals by Federal and State Agencies have got employer’s mystified.  What kind of policies should an employer have?  How can employees be disciplined?  Can employees protect themselves from social media disparagement?  If you have found a way to handle social media during these uncertain times, tell us about.) An employee getting fired for caustic social-media posts is so 2011. Having an application...

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If a New Hire Cannot Physically Perform the Job, He or She Can Be Terminated

Come up with a job-related prehire test that is ­consistent with business necessity. Be sure to consider reasonable accommodations for any disabled applicants.

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Independent contractors – who is an independent contractor and who is not?

The IRS Rules The IRS has a somewhat different approach to making the distinction between an employee and an independent contractor (go here for the EEOC’s guidelines), says Walters. It looks at behavioral control, financial control, and the relationship of the parties. Behavioral Control The issue here is whether there is a right to direct or control how the worker does the work. A worker is an employee when the business has the...

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