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Overtime Update: DOL Signals Changes to the FLSA and White Collar Exemptions may be Coming Soon

Posted in General Labor and Employment News and Updates, Wage & Hour
For the past few years, HR legalist has been following the Department of Labor’s proposed overtime rule, which would have roughly doubled the salary threshold under which employees are guaranteed overtime pay, and made millions of additional employees eligible for time-and-a-half overtime for hours worked over 40 per week.  Last fall, that rule was blocked… Continue Reading

Equal Pay Protections Upset by Recent Ninth Circuit Ruling

Posted in General Labor and Employment News and Updates, Hiring, Wage Equity Ordinance
On April 27, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an employer was allowed to base “a pay differential on prior salary so long as it showed that its use of prior salary effectuated some business policy and that the employer used the factor reasonably in light of its stated purpose and its… Continue Reading

Season’s Greetings: Three Recent Wage and Hour Developments that Employers can be Thankful For

Posted in General Labor and Employment News and Updates
Overview With leaves falling, temperatures dropping, and Thanksgiving less than a day away, Americans are rapidly gearing up for the 2016 Holiday Season—the magical time between Black Friday and New Year’s when retailers kick into high gear, homes and storefronts are decorated to the nines, radio playlists take on a different tune, and we all… Continue Reading