Hourly-based organizations can collect more data than ever before, but many lack the tools to leverage that information and proactively manage workforce concerns. Although decisions about hours, pay, safety, and performance are critical to the workforce, too many have been left to “I think” rather than “the data tell me.”
A new proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) intends to clarify that employers who pay nonexempt workers bonuses or other incentive-based pay in addition to a fixed salary can use the fluctuating workweek (FWW) method of paying overtime as a way to keep costs down as long as other requirements for using […]
You may have employees whom you have properly classified as exempt from receiving overtime pay under federal and state wage and hour law. What happens when you are short one or more hourly employees and you ask an exempt employee to pick up their duties? Under certain circumstances, you may have overtime liability. Read on […]
Overtime is quite common in some industries like restaurants. According to federal regulations, employees working overtime (that is, more than 40 hours a week) are eligible for one-half times the minimum wage. That means, an employee making $3 an hour at a waiting job is eligible to make close to $10 an hour when they […]
The Department of Labor (DOL) proposed overtime rule is being sent to the White House this week–as early as today–for final approval, according to a report by Bloomberg Law.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released its highly anticipated proposal to change the minimum salary threshold for overtime eligibility. Placing the new threshold at $35,000 per year (or $679 per week), the proposed regulations would make over a million more workers eligible for overtime pay.
Employers have until May 21 to make known their concerns about the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed rule that is expected to make more than a million more workers eligible for overtime pay.
Now that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has made known its plan for a new threshold for overtime eligibility, it’s time for employers to prepare for a $35,308 a year level, attorneys who have been following developments say.
A new rule to determine what workers are eligible to collect overtime pay is likely to be released soon, and it is expected to set an annual salary threshold in the mid-$30,000 range, possibly around $35,000.
When an employee’s religious beliefs conflict with a workplace policy, you need to consider whether a reasonable accommodation can be made without creating an undue hardship. Many times, religious accommodations present challenging issues for supervisors and HR professionals, but these five tips can help ease the struggle.