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The New Overtime Rule May Still Be Upon Us: Are You (and Your Employees Ready)?

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...

Puzzling through overtime rules after judge's denial of pay expansion

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...

Zillow settles class action labor lawsuit for $6M

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....

Employers (and some Employees) Thankful as Federal Court Stays New Overtime Laws

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

Texas Court Blocks $47,476 Overtime Rule

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

District Court Enjoins New Overtime Salary Threshold (and Basically Holds that Salary-Basis Test is Unlawful)

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 PR Agency Model Is Broken

The Fair Labor Standards Act change is an opportunity for PR to overhaul its culture.

Your Office Space Should Be Determined by Your Work (Not Your Pay Status)

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

Ties to Labor and Human Rights Among Palm Oil Leaders and Laggards

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?

Will You Be in Compliance on December 1? How to Cope With FLSA Changes

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

#FLSA Changes: How to Tell Employees They’re Moving from Salary to Hourly

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

The Voice Actor Strike Is a Powder Keg for Video Game Industry Labor Issues

"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."

Excited to be an Investor in The Wing

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

4 Simple Things for HR Pros To Remember as Overtime Laws Change...

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...

Important Labor Fights Are Going Down at Ivy League Schools

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

Government workers are quitting their jobs at a historic rate and it's great news for your paycheck

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

Suit: college football players employees under California law

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

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

Modest labor gains in September show economy chugging along

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

Many Austin Restaurants Aren’t Paying Workers Fair Wages

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

The 4 Qualities You Need to Get Promoted

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

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