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Is it really any wonder that employers sometimes can't get the answer right? How can we when the answer to the same question either changes from the same agency, depending upon which political party is in power or varies depending upon the source being asked.
By Tiffany Bloyer
It isn’t every day when a Human Resources Director from a small local government in Pennsylvania travels to Washington, DC. But, that opportunity presented itself to me and two other HR advocates earlier this month.
These days (like many of my peers here in Washington!) I am working overtime on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposal to change the #overtime regulations, which is now under final review. This regulation from Washington is a classic example of the law of unintended consequences.
Let me explain.
With 2016 underway, the first order of business for many employers includes bracing ourselves for the looming rollout of the Department of Labor’s revised overtime regulations. Informed and responsible businesses are undertaking due diligence. Armed with employee rosters, job descriptions, and payroll data, we meet and discuss time studies, staffing patterns, budgets, and contract obligations.
To-Do List in Response to Proposed Overtime Rule
Halliburton Revealed Overtime Errors to DOL, Socked with Huge Settlement
SHRM: Proposals for 'Blacklisting' Executive Order Are Costly
More Overtime Due? DOL Narrows Independent Contractor Classification
Fiduciary Standard for Advisers Sparks Contentious Debate
New Guidelines Clarify Contractors' Reportable Safety Violations
We have heard it before. The proposed regulatory changes to the white collar exemption are “imminent.” And, then they were delayed.
Well, the regulations were sent by the DOL to the OMB. The conventional wisdom is that they will be published on June 18, 2015 (I suspect so the DOL can say “Spring”).
We know the purpose and effect of the proposed regulations will be to increase the number of individuals who are non-exempt. At a minimum, exempt status will carry a heavier price tag.
DOL Seeks Comments on Proposed Retirement Advice Rule
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DOL and Employers Can Work Together, Wage and Hour Administrator Says
By Joanne Deschenaux 3/24/2015
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) held a listening session with Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) officials and members on overtime regulations, which the Labor Department is considering amending, on May 20, 2014.