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Here’s What You Need to be Doing NOW to be Ready for the New OT Rules

Here’s What You Need to be Doing NOW to be Ready for the New OT Rules

Now that the Department of Labor has officially revamped the nation’s overtime rules, employers can’t afford to sit on the sidelines and wait to comply until the deadline approaches. The new rules raise the salary level for employees eligible to receive overtime pay to $47,476 a year from the current $23,660 – a…

5 Ways to Manage Requests For Leaves

5 Ways to Manage Requests For Leaves

When employees aren’t working, it costs their employers money. Vacation and sick time are the most common forms of leave, but more and more business owners are faced with requests for extended leaves of absence for other reasons. According to this SHRM survey, businesses are spending more than $10,000 annually to administer FMLA…

EEOC Sets Limits On Wellness Program Incentives

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(KAISER HEALTH NEWS) — Employers seeking to get workers to join wellness programs and provide medical information can set financial rewards – or penalties – of up to 30% of the cost for an individual in the company’s health insurance plan, according to controversial rules finalized by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission this…

The New Rules for Wellness Plans In A Nutshell

The New Rules for Wellness Plans In A Nutshell

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced here that it had issued issued final rules on how the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act apply to employer-sponsored wellness programs. So, what do y’all need to know about the EEOC’s new rules on employer wellness programs? (No one ever accused me of burying the lede.) What’s…

What You Need to Know About OFCCP Audits and Trends

What You Need to Know About OFCCP Audits and Trends

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) audits can be complex, which is why it’s so important federal contractors understand the latest requirements and trends impacting enforcement. Here are some of the latest OFCCP audit trends and expectations you should be aware of: Section 503 and VEVRAA regulation enforcement OFCCP is still expecting…

4.2 Million More Workers Must Be Paid OT

4.2 Million More Workers Must Be Paid OT

The Department of Labor unveiled its much anticipated new overtime rule Tuesday night, declaring that 4.2 million more workers will soon have to be paid overtime. The rule, an update to the Fair Labor Standards Act, will officially be announced tomorrow, starting a countdown to December 1 when companies must begin paying overtime…

DOL Announces New OT Rules; 4.2 Million Workers Affected

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The Department of Labor unveiled its much anticipated new overtime rule Tuesday night, declaring that 4.2 million more workers will soon have to be paid overtime. The rule, an update to the Fair Labor Standards Act, will officially be announced tomorrow, starting a countdown to December 1 when companies must begin paying overtime…

What OSHA’s New Rules Mean For Drug Testing

What OSHA’s New Rules Mean For Drug Testing

Many thousands of employers implement post-accident drug and alcohol testing policies to promote workplace safety, as part of accident investigation efforts and in the hope of reducing workplace accidents and workers’ compensation claims. For those employers, the legal landscape may have shifted on May 12, 2016, when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration…

There’s a New EEOC Resource To Help You With Your ADA Issues

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This week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced here that it had released a new resource document entitled Employer-Provided Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act. It’s a document for employers and employees alike, which addresses the rights of employees with disabilities who seek leave as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act of…

Millions of “White Collars” Will Soon Become Hourly Workers

Millions of “White Collars” Will Soon Become Hourly Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor is expected to soon issue a final rule that will make significant changes to the requirements for classifying “white collar” employees as “exempt” under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This rule will impact millions of employees who are currently classified as exempt, requiring employers to either raise the employees’…