Today was supposed to be the day the Fair Labor Standards Act’s new overtime rule went into effect. But a judge’s injunction issued last week means no change for the tens of thousands of businesses and millions of employees that...
About 4 million additional Americans were set to qualify for overtime pay under a new federal rule. But a federal judge has blocked the rule from going into effect Thursday as planned. The change under the Fair Labor Standards Act would have doubled the annual salary threshold — to $47,476 from...
A fair labor law case against Zillow that originally arose two years ago, Ian Freeman vs. Zillow, Inc., has come full circle. On Monday, the real estate company announced through an SEC filing that it will settle what became a class action suit in the United States District Court, Central District of California, for $6 million....
For the past few months, business owners have been frantically preparing for a major change in the Department of Labor (DOL) regulations implementing the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which would greatly increase the number of employees eligible to receive overtime pay for work in excess of 40 hour per week. These changes, were due … Continue Reading
The Obama Administration made sweeping changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act(FLSA), which changed the threshold for salary “exemption” from $23,000 per year to $47,476 per year ($913 per week). Yesterday, Texas Judge Amos L. Mazzant III blocked the implementation of this law. Show More Summary
Today, the Eastern District of Texas just issued a nationwide preliminary injunction barring application of the Department of Labor's (DOL) new minimum salary threshold for overtime exclusions under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The decision is stunning. The court relies...
The Fair Labor Standards Act change is an opportunity for PR to overhaul its culture.
I wanted to share with you an interesting conversation I had with a couple of human resources professionals about the upcoming changes to the overtime rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). One of the people in the group mentioned...Show More Summary
Palm oil defines the world's struggle to make more food and consumer goods products while mitigating their impact on people. So, who are the leaders in the push for more fairly produced palm oil, and who are the laggards that are falling behind?
To determine if your business is in compliance with pending changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, review the following decision rules for any employees who are not currently paid overtime. The post Will You Be in Compliance on December...Show More Summary
A few weeks ago, I answered a question from a reader about converting from salary to hourly status as a result of the upcoming changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA.) It occurred to me after I published the post that there might be organizations that are postponing or struggling with these conversations. Show More Summary
"We can’t reward one set of people and not take into account 99 percent of other people who don’t have that kind of that compensation. It’s not fair to the vast majority."
It means a lot to me to find financial opportunities investing in companies that I can be really proud of--education companies like Tinybop and Tinkergarten, or companies at the forefront of fair labor practices like Homer Logistics....Show More Summary
As many of you know, new overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) are coming. Given the basic economics of the workplace, the new rule—which raises the salary threshold under which an employee is entitled to overtime—is just...
Click here for reuse options! Battles for fair pay and collective bargaining are popping off at the nation's most elite universities. The United States' Ivy League schools are commonly associated with Old Money, the offspring of theShow More Summary
Despite a weaker than expected jobs report and JOLTS number, the labor market in the US appears to be fairly tight. According to Torsten Sløk, chief international economist at Deutsche Bank, the number of people quitting state and local...Show More Summary
A class action suit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) cites California law, as well as the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, to argue that college football players should be deemed employees subject to minimum wage and overtime law. Show More Summary
Jobseekers stand in line to attend a career fair. Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters/File Photo The U.S. economy added 156,000 jobs in September, and the unemployment rate ticked up to 5 percent. While job growth slowed in 2016, it has by no means stopped. Show More Summary
95 percent of the establishments violated federal labor laws It turns out that many Austin restaurants have violated federal labor laws, which cover minimum wage, overtime, and tracking hours, according to a report published today by the U.S. Show More Summary
Recently, an HR Bartender reader talked about their frustration with the new changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In their note, they mentioned working toward getting promoted so they would have a salary over the minimum threshold. Show More Summary