Category: "Compliance"

With ‘Preemption’ Laws, States Seek to Stem the Tide of City Minimum Wage Hikes

30 August, 2016 | 2 Comments

The federal minimum wage has remained at $7.25 per hour since 2009, and it’s unlikely that workers will see it rise anytime soon. Some states have a higher minimum wage but most of them are capped at $10 per hour. As a result, many city and local governments have taken matters into their own hands a...

Five years in the making, controversial ‘persuader’ rule stopped just four days short of finish line

26 July, 2016

On June 27, a federal district court judge in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the Labor Department’s controversial “persuader” rule that was scheduled to take effect July 1. This eleventh-hour stoppage was a major victory for the many states, business groups and employers th...

The New Overtime Rule: What It Requires, Whom It Affects

28 June, 2016

The Labor Department’s new overtime rule—released in May and scheduled to take effect on Dec. 1—extends the Fair Labor Standards Act’s protections to most salaried workers who earn less than $47,476 a year ($913 a week). The move will expand FLSA coverage to an estimated 4.2 million workers who earn...

Telehealth can be the right call for cost-conscious employers—if HIPAA standards are met

14 June, 2016

Telehealth—an alternate means of providing medical services by phone or video consultations, email, remote passive monitoring services or the electronic transmittal of medical information—has been around for years, but it is fast becoming a medical service option provided by employers as an alternat...

New FLSA Overtime Rules Make Accurate Time Tracking More Important Than Ever

31 May, 2016

Just last week, On May 18, 2016, Secretary Perez and President Obama announced that the Department of Labor finalized drastic changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which update overtime regulations. These new changes will go into effect on December 1, 2016, giving employers some time to up...