A federal district court has agreed to fast-track a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime regulation. It has scheduled oral arguments for November 16, just 2 weeks ahead of the rule’s December 1 effective date.
Question: I understand with the new FLSA regulations that “An employer may require an exempt employee to work more than 40 hours in a workweek without having to pay a premium for overtime hours.” Most of our employees are exempt, but currently we give them the option to be paid straight time for hours worked over 40, or they may “comp” the time. Many choose to comp the time (as in banking the extra hours for time to be taken off at a later date). Is this still legal for us to offer the straight time and comp time options beginning in December? We have offices in Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
By Jay Schleifer and Steve Bruce
When we interview a potential new hire, HR professionals assess the candidate against a list of key skills and personal characteristics needed for the job. Let’s turn the tables and see what that list of key attributes would look like for a human resources management professional.
Every year, BLR’s HR editors select ten key topics we think will be at the forefront in the following year, and we offer best practices for each topic. This year, we will feature free best practice reports under each category. Simply click on the links below to download the featured reports. More reports will be added throughout the year. The topics for 2013 are: