Tag: Susan Prince

California Agricultural and Domestic Workers Get New Overtime Rights

By Susan Prince, JD, M.S.L., Legal Editor Agricultural and domestic workers in California have won new overtime rights under state law. BLR® Legal Editor Susan Prince, JD, MSL, has all the information our readers need to know on how these new laws differ from current legislation, what to expect in the coming years, and what […]

Job Pricing Around The $47,476 Salary Threshold for Overtime Exemption

By Susan Prince, JD, M.S.L., Legal Editor In light of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a formal compensation administration program is an important management tool for ensuring that employees are satisfied, that both internal and external equity are maintained, and that control is maintained over […]


Bonuses and the New FLSA Overtime Regulations

By Susan Prince, JD, M.S.L., Legal Editor The federal Department of Labor (DOL) has released final changes to the overtime regulations. These changes are effective December 1, 2016. The most prominent change is the increase in the salary level required for exemp­tion from overtime to an annual salary of $47,476. This translates to a weekly […]

Snapshot—5 Key Points on DOL’s New Overtime Regulations

By BLR Legal Editor Susan Prince, JD, M.S.L. The federal Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime regulations were updated and modernized in May 2016. December 1, 2016, is the effective date of these regulations. The alarming wave of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) enforcement activity shows a distinct trend and emphasis on FLSA and compensation-related lawsuits […]

FMLA and Joint Employment

Yesterday we heard from Susan Prince, JD, MSL, and legal editor at BLR®, concerning the complexities of joint employment. Today we’ll hear what she has to say about joint employment and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). By Susan Prince, JD, MSL, Legal Editor at BLR FMLA and Joint Employment The analysis for determining […]

Be Careful When Training Older Generations

Today’s Advisor contains answers from our “Ask the Expert” feature on HR.BLR.com.. The question is, “Is it permissible to exclude employees from training if they are expected to retire soon?” Here is how our expert responded: Especially in light of the economy, it is understandable that an employer would want to invest its training dollars […]

How Do You Establish Effective Metrics for Your Training Program?

“Training is an area that can be difficult to quantify,” Prince says. “However, it may be helpful to look at metrics that target the type of training and what it was intended to accomplish. For instance: Cost of sales training as a percent of total sales; Increase in hours of sales training compared with increases […]