Wage & Hour

16 Jan Judge Temporarily Blocks Overtime Regulations?

Texas Judge Temporarily Blocks Overtime Regulations That Were To Become Effective on December 1 On November 22, 2016, a federal court judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction that temporarily blocks the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing and enforcing its revised white collar overtime regulations...

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Magnifying Glass

11 Dec Wage Level Increase Update

The Department of Labor has announced that their proposed increases (to the salary level required to qualify for exempt status) will not be finalized until late 2016. “Late 2016” was not defined, and this could mean a tighter window of compliance following the implementation of...

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15 Aug The DOL’s Proposed Increase in Wages

The Department of Labor is proposing to raise the minimum salary for exempt (not eligible for overtime) positions from $23,660 to $50,440. This means, if the proposal survives challenges and becomes law in 2016, you would need to decide if you want to: 1.      Give...

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04 May There’s an Auditor in my Coffee

If you’re a manager with a busy day ahead, you don’t want to look over the rim of your coffee cup on a Monday morning and hear a Department of Labor auditor say, “I’m here to perform a wage and hour compliance audit.” Whatever plans...

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04 May Pay the People

One of our most prolific payroll specialists often ends hallway conversations by saying, “I’ve got to pay the people.” She doesn’t have time to chat. She knows that nothing comes before payroll. The tiniest of errors could light up the phones with calls from confused...

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04 May The Call of the Contractor

Could this happen to you? I was helping a successful business owner with wage and hour compliance issues, and his biggest challenge was the classification of his workers. The workers wanted to be independent contractors so payroll taxes weren’t deducted from their checks. According to federal...

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