At the beginning of 2018, the US Department of Labor (DOL) announced an increase in the civil penalties for certain violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
We are here again, the end of another year! 2017 came and flew by! As in previous issues of Astronology®, we would like to take our last issue of 2017 to look at HR trends and topics that could possibly be impactful for the coming new year.
The time certainly has flown by as we close the first year of the current political administration. In June, Astronology® reflected on the first six months on Capitol Hill in 2017.
We find ourselves again at the end of another year! Can you believe the 4th quarter of 2016 is coming to a close?
Prior to November 22, 2016, many in the Human Resources field had been abuzz about the enactment of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Final Rule.
On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued its Final Rule updating regulations defining which white collar workers are protected by the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime standards.
As we roll into 2016, a concern from 2015 has followed us into the New Year. During 2015, much had been said, speculated, and decided in regards to minimum wage increases.
For most of July, many Human Resource professionals have been discussing the recent proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act regulations.
Overtime can carry an organization through treacherous times, or hasten its descent into the red. The difference is a matter of strategy.