Tag: Holly Jones

The Cost of Compliance? Applying Risk Assessment to FLSA Exemptions

By Holly Jones, JD, Senior Legal Editor During her recent master class on the upcoming changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) white collar exemptions, Kara Shea shared a wealth of advanced, in-depth legal information on wage and hour compliance. She also shared a little of the practical business strategy that comes from her […]

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Do You Understand FLSA Exemptions? This Might Help

How do you understand FLSA exemptions? Do you look at it as a matter of risk assessment? According to expert Kara Shea, there is a lot you can do to make sense out of this complex issue.

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Q&A: How Can We Safely Conduct an FLSA Compliance Audit?

By Holly Jones, JD, BLR Senior Legal Editor Question: In preparation for the new regulations coming on December 1, we’d like to conduct a comprehensive Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) audit of all of our positions. We expect that some positions will be reclassified based on salary threshold, but we may also have some positions […]

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Got a Task That, Well, You Know…? Automate It!

By Holly K. Jones, JD, Senior Legal Editor When the Roomba first hit the market it was one of those mythical things, to me—like hoverboards and self-driving cars and same-day Amazon delivery—about which I could only dream. But as the prices became more reasonable and the devices more sophisticated, I decided that, as a person […]

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California’s Data Breach Notification Law Expands

By Holly Jones, JD Always the trailblazer when it comes to employment law, California’s data breach notification law was the first of its kind. As data security issues continue to dominate the business world, the state’s laws are adapting as well. In the coming year, the law will include definitions of terms and specific formatting […]

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Should We Ditch the Dreaded Performance Appraisal?

  In today’s Advisor, BLR® Legal Editor Holly Jones, JD, outlines challenges of appraisal systems and offers tips for making them meaningful. Don’t worry, she says, skepticism about appraisals is not unusual. A Google search on performance appraisals will return numerous articles calling for the death of the performance review, a defunct management ritual that […]

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Public Comment Period Open on NLRB’s Union-Streamlining Rules

Earlier this week, we reported that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has proposed amended rules that would streamline the union election process, making it easier for employees to unionize. The regulations, which appeared in Wednesday’s Federal Register, firmly divide the pro- and antiunion factions, being lauded by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka as “a commonsense […]

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NLRB Proposed Rules Would Streamline Unionization Process, Reducing Employers’ Time to Act

Wednesday’s Federal Register will feature a set of proposed amendments to National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) regulations that, if adopted, could significantly simplify the process wherein workers vote whether to unionize, reducing employers’ time to react to unionization efforts. According to a press release from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the proposed rules would […]

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Summer Will Be Sweltering for 1,000 Employers Caught in Latest ICE Crackdown

Temperatures aren’t the only things heating up this week. On Wednesday, June 15, the Obama administration shifted the ever-intensifying immigration dialogue back to federal turf when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that it will begin conducting its second round of immigration audits this year. Authorities with ICE, a division of the Department of […]

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