The revision of FLSA and other wage and hour regulations presents a compliance challenge for companies nationwide. Employees once classified as exempt may be reclassified as hourly, and vice versa. Sometimes it’s in your company’s best interest to reclassify employees, but you need to be able to weigh the costs and benefits. We show you how, and give you valuable case studies and news updates on the wage and hour front.
| Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
In yesterday’s Advisor,we learned exemption status of many specific jobs. Today, the tricky status of executive assistants, team leaders, and supervisors who perform nonexempt duties, plus we introduce the all-things-HR website, HR.BLR.com.
| Monday, December 9th, 2013
Wage and hour is supposed to be simple, but it just refuses to be easy. Lots of jobs fall into that gray area between exempt and nonexempt. For clarification on specific jobs, we turned to BLR’s Wage & Hour Self-Audit Guide®.
| Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Direct homecare and domestic service employees are currently not covered by the overtime and minimum wage requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), but this is going to change in 2015, says Susan Prince, JR, BLR Legal Editor.
| Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
In yesterday’s Advisor we learned important lessons from Bank of America’s $2 million back pay lawsuit. Today, more suits plus an introduction to the “50×50,” the unique guide that helps employers avoid lawsuits state by state by state.
| Monday, November 18th, 2013
Bank of America Corp. (BOA) will pay 1,147 African-American job applicants $2,181,593 in back wages and interest for race-based hiring discrimination, says the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), declaring “a major victory.”
| Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
Employers who ignore or miscalculate the “regular rate” make an easy, but costly, mistake. Here’s what the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) requirement is and how to make the calculation.
| Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Yesterday’s Advisor featured consultant Katie M. Busch’s tips on incentives for nonexempts. Today, her take on team vs. individual awards, plus an introduction to the unique guide just for smaller—or even one-person—HR departments.
| Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
Yes, pay for performance applies to all levels of jobs, says consultant Katie M. Busch, but there are some caveats when you offer incentive programs to nonexempts.
| Thursday, August 29th, 2013
Yesterday’s Advisor featured Hunter “Please Sue Me” Lott on HR and wage/hour challenges. Today, his tips for a social media policy, one more wage/hour nightmare, and an introduction to the HR audit guide that helps you find problems before the feds do.
| Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
Yesterday’s Advisor featured attorney Ted Boehm’s tips for handling tricky wage and hour issues. Today, his take on difficult deduction issues, plus an introduction to Wage & Hour Self-Audit Guide: Practical Solutions for HR.