Compensation in 5
Compensation in 5

HR Works Podcast: New Overtime Regs Create Tough Decisions for Employers

Topic: FLSA/Wages

by Chris Ceplenski

On May 18, the U.S Department of Labor (DOL) released long-awaited changes to the overtime regulations—the first major changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) since 2004. The regulations take effect on December 1, 2016, but that may be little consolation to the many employers faced with tough decisions regarding their workforce in the wake of these far-impacting changes. Here to help explain the changes and their impact on employers is attorney Judy Kramer of Fortney Scott, LLC.

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It’s Never Just About the Money

Topic: Strategic HR

by Jen Carsen, J.D., BLR Legal Editor

As you have undoubtedly heard by now, the Department of Labor has issued its long-awaited final regulations relating to the new overtime rules. By the DOL's reckoning, these changes will extend overtime pay to 4.2 million Americans who don't currently receive it.

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Ask the Expert: Exempt Status of Teachers under New Overtime Regulations

Topic: FLSA/Wages

We're trying to verify that teachers are exempt when it comes to new overtime regulations? So we have a teaching fellow whose salary is $40k. Do we need to either raise it to $47,476 or start tracking hours?

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EEOC Proposes Using EEO-1 Report to Collect Pay Data

Topic: FLSA/Wages

by BLR Senior Legal Editor Susan Schoenfeld, JD

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently published a proposal to revise the Equal Opportunity Report (EEO-1) reporting form in order to annually collect summary pay data by gender, race, and ethnicity from businesses with 100 or more employees. A copy of the proposed form is available on EEOC’s website.

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'Double Recovery' Law Leaves Employee with No Overtime Pay

Topic: FLSA/Wages

by Sarah Bowers, JD, Faegre Baker Daniels

The Indiana Court of Appeals recently affirmed a lower court's ruling that a former Ivy Tech Community College employee was not entitled to overtime under the Indiana Wage Payment Act (WPA) or the Indiana Minimum Wage Law (MWL).

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