FLSA: Fair Labor Standards Act

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Slow It Down … Hurrying Can Result in a Bad Hire!

It’s undeniable that the caliber of the people in your organization—their integrity, intelligence, experience, and commitment—is critical to your success. Give great people the opportunity to do meaningful work, and there’s no telling what they can achieve.

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Avoiding ‘Boot-Up Time’ Wage/Hour Claims

Yesterday, attorneys from the law firm of Day Pitney, LLP, discussed a common—and potentially problematic—wage/hour issue that may not be on your radar: those few minutes of daily computer booting up and booting down that take place while employees are technically off the clock. Do you need to pay them for this time?

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Clocking In Online: When Does The Workday Begin?

Imagine this (highly plausible) scenario: A group of your hourly employees works 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You are a covered employer under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and you know you need to pay time and a half for all hours your employees work over 40 hours in a workweek.

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HR Daily Advisor’s Employment Branding Survey—Last Chance to Participate!

Amazon.com® Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos put it best: “Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room.” Studies show that the best candidates want to work for a company they trust and believe in—but not much has been said about what organizations are actually doing in the real world to capitalize on this trend. Help shape the discussion!

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Proposed SEC Rules Would Mandate New Disclosures for Executive Pay

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently proposed rules that would require companies to disclose the relationship between executive compensation and the company’s financial performance. Today and tomorrow, we’ll look at what these rules mean for employers.

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Are You Ripe for a Costly FLSA Claim? How to Protect Yourself

Yesterday, BLR Legal Editor Susan E. Prince, JD, explained the proposed FLSA changes on the table that could mean far greater employee eligibility for overtime—and greater overtime payouts for you. Today, she’ll explain more about the potential costs to employers, and how you can prepare yourself.

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Proposed FLSA Changes Could Mean More Overtime Costs for You

The federal Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. These regulations will increase the number of employees nationwide who qualify for overtime.

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Employment Branding Survey—What’s Happening Out There?

2015 has seen some dramatic changes in the business landscape, and the importance of an employer’s brand has become more important than ever. Studies are showing that top talent today want to work for a company they trust and believe in—but not much has been said about what organizations are actually doing to capitalize on this trend. So, what’s happening with employment branding in the real world? What are your competitors up to? Help us find out!

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DIY Remedies for Wage Compression

Barry L. Brown, SPHR, CCP, of Effective Resources, Inc., understands that time and budgets are both at a premium—but that your compensation plan is probably still in need of some TLC. Yesterday, we got some of Brown’s tips for a DIY compensation makeover. Today, his thoughts on remedying a common but serious comp problem: wage compression.

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Is Your Compensation Plan Due for a Makeover?

Working with outdated pay ranges can create turnover, pay equity issues, low morale, and legal challenges. Also, granting merit increases without an accurate budget or distribution methodology has the potential to damage your professional credibility. Is calling in a compensation consultant the only solution?

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