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DOL Issues Final OT Rule

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Overtime Rule On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor announced its Final Rule on overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new rule takes effect January 1, 2020. The Rule increases the salary threshold necessary to exempt executive, administrative, or professional employees from the [...]

By |2019-10-04T12:22:42-04:00September 25th, 2019|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|Comments Off on DOL Issues Final OT Rule

New U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Opinion Letters

FMLA FLSA2019-1-A – The first question to the agency involved employers permitting employees to exhaust paid leave prior to designating the leave as FMLA leave? The second question was whether an employer can designate more than 12 weeks of leave as FMLA leave. The opinion letter’s guidance is that employers cannot: delay the designation of [...]

By |2019-03-22T11:11:14-04:00March 24th, 2019|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|Comments Off on New U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Opinion Letters

COBRA (the law) Can Bite Employers Like Cobra (the snake)

There are many important nuances, but basically the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, “COBRA,” is a federal law that requires employers with at least 20 employees who sponsor a health plan to offer employees and their eligible family members the option to continue benefits for limited periods of time when coverage would otherwise [...]

By |2019-01-31T10:21:40-05:00January 31st, 2019|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|Comments Off on COBRA (the law) Can Bite Employers Like Cobra (the snake)

EEOC Settlements – Pre-employment Testing

CSX TRANSPORTATION TO PAY $3.2 MILLION TO SETTLE EEOC DISPARATE IMPACT SEX DISCRIMINATION CASE Railroad to Cease Challenged Physical Abilities Testing, Federal Agency Announces HUNTINGTON, W.V. – CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) will pay $3.2 million and furnish other relief to settle a company-wide sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Oppor­tunity Commission (EEOC), [...]

By |2018-06-18T11:18:28-04:00June 18th, 2018|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|Comments Off on EEOC Settlements – Pre-employment Testing

A Note on Employee Satisfaction

A recent study by Glassdoor revealed which three core employer provided benefits increase employee satisfaction the most: Health Insurance Vacation/PTO 401(k) Plans These type benefits create happier, more productive employees who don’t want to leave the company.

By |2018-03-30T12:24:45-04:00April 2nd, 2018|Employee Retention, Employees|Comments Off on A Note on Employee Satisfaction

Helpful Free Wage and Hour Law Videos

The US Department of Labor has recently made available some good animated educational videos explaining certain areas of the federal wage and hour law (FLSA). You can access these videos from our website https://aheadhr.com/hr-services/. We assist smaller employers with employment law compliance issues, including wage and hour.

By |2018-03-28T15:39:58-04:00March 28th, 2018|Employees, Human Resources|Comments Off on Helpful Free Wage and Hour Law Videos

Federal Appeals Court Holds That It Is Illegal For Employers To Discriminate Against Transgendered Individuals

On March 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion holding that transgendered individuals are protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as discrimination against them is discrimination based on sex. The Sixth Circuit covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. Employers in these states should consider [...]

By |2018-03-09T11:04:08-05:00March 9th, 2018|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|Comments Off on Federal Appeals Court Holds That It Is Illegal For Employers To Discriminate Against Transgendered Individuals

December 14, 2017: A banner day for employers at the NLRB

As you have probably read, the now more employer-friendly NLRB recently overruled its 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris, a case which broadly expanded when two employers could be found to be joint employers of a group of employees under the NLRA. In Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors, the NLRB returned to its prior position that two employers may [...]

By |2017-12-19T12:04:16-05:00December 19th, 2017|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|Comments Off on December 14, 2017: A banner day for employers at the NLRB

There is no free lunch for Employers

Employers should keep in mind that if they do not pay hourly (non-exempt) employees for a meal period, the employee must be completely relieved of duties during the non-compensated time. Additionally, the meal period must be at least 30 minutes. While this appears to be a reasonable rule, uncompensated meal periods and time worked before [...]

By |2017-09-07T11:06:03-04:00September 7th, 2017|Employees|Comments Off on There is no free lunch for Employers

BEWARE THE INFLEXIBLE LEAVE POLICY

Employers should be aware that the EEOC has taken the position that leave policies under which an employee’s employment is automatically terminated after a set number of days, or months, violate the ADA. Case in point: the EEOC sued Lowes last year for violating the ADA by failing to provide leave as an accommodation to [...]

By |2017-08-25T11:29:55-04:00August 24th, 2017|Employee Leave, Employees|Comments Off on BEWARE THE INFLEXIBLE LEAVE POLICY