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Time Running Out to Comment on Long-Stalled Overtime Rule

Employers and others have until September 25 to submit comments to shape the rule governing which workers are eligible for overtime pay. Once the deadline passes, employers will face a waiting game before learning what changes may be in store.

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Commander in ‘Beats’?

Now that ex-President Barack Obama has a little extra time on his hands, how will he spend his “retirement” from commander in chief? One music-streaming website is offering Obama a chance to become president again, but not for the United States.

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Second DOL FAQ on Fiduciary Rule Addresses Questions About Fiduciary Communications

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released the second set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) for retirement plan professionals on the agency’s complex new fiduciary rule just days before the end of the Obama administration in an effort to answer plan practitioners’ questions about how the rule draws lines between fiduciary and nonfiduciary communications, education, and advice.

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With Trump Win, Employment Initiatives in Question

Recent employment initiatives from the Obama administration could be in jeopardy under Donald Trump’s presidency, but employers still need to comply with those laws and regulations for now, says one expert.

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Overtime rules: Changes on the way, but specifics scarce

Secretary of Labor Tom Perez has his orders. President Barack Obama on March 13 officially directed him to “modernize and streamline the existing overtime regulations.” The president’s directions further instruct the Department of Labor (DOL) to “address the changing nature of the workplace” and simplify the rules so that they will be “easier for both […]

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Obama to Unveil Higher Minimum Wages for Federal Contractors in State of the Union

In tonight’s State of the Union Address President Obama will announce an increase in the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10 per hour and he will call on Congress to pass a proposed similar wage increase for all workers. The morning of Jan. 28, the White House released a preview of the President’s executive […]

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NLRB Foes Marshaling Forces Against Obama’s Recess Appointments

Will President Barack Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) stand? Some in the business community and Congress hope not, and they’re taking action. Two House actions have been filed in opposition to the appointments: H.R. 3770, sponsored by Representative Jeff Landry (R-LA.), would amend federal law “to provide that payment for […]

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NLRB Recess Appointments Draw Fire

President Barack Obama’s decision to use recess appointments to keep the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from losing its quorum has ignited a firestorm of opposition among lawmakers and business groups. Obama announced his intent on January 4 to use recess appointments to fill three open NLRB seats. The Board, which is supposed to have […]

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