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ImperfectTommy / Edmond Meinfelder [ CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons What’s better than a three-part series on wage-and-hour compliance? Ok, here’s the thing. For the rest of you stuck in the office this week, well, I’m saving my good material for next week. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division Opinion Letters, which the DOL released yesterday. Here is the proof. Just play the vinyl backward.

Compensation Package: A Guide For HR

Digital HR Tech

Across most industries, the competition for talent is tough. As an HR professional, you must be strategic in order to attract the right talent and retain employees. Offering an appealing and generous compensation package is an important part of your employee value proposition.

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State Minimum Wage Increases for 2019 (Map)

HR Daily Advisor

Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2019. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, but the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws that are more favorable to employees. The minimum wage for federal contractors in 2019 is $10.60 per hour. State Minimum Wage Changes Effective December 31, 2018. per hour.

9th Circuit Adopts Workweek as Proper Measure for Minimum Wage Compliance

HR Daily Advisor

Following the lead of several other courts of appeals and the long-held position of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington—recently concluded that minimum wage compliance under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is determined by dividing the total weekly earnings by the total hours worked that week.

Compensation Surveys: Are They Necessary?

Astron Solutions

Finding the fairest and most motivating compensation for your team members is one of the most important jobs for HR leaders like you. A popular method of evaluating a fair employee compensation strategy is to refer to a valid compensation (or salary) survey.

Unforgettable Lessons Learned from Wage and Hour Lawsuits

FingerCheck

2015 was another historic year for federal wage and hour lawsuits, and it’s predicted that 2016 will be no different. According to law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP “New federal labor regulations, the fight for a minimum wage hikes and an intense focus on independent contractor classification and joint employer status create a perfect storm for new lawsuits.” . It’s safe to say that the suing workers were well compensated from the settlement. .

Unforgettable Lessons Learned from Wage and Hour Lawsuits Part II

FingerCheck

In today’s business climate, risk management is more important than ever, as litigation experts forecast that employers will continue to face stark wage and hour compliance risks. In this article (Part II in our series of lessons learned from landmark lawsuits ), we’re recapping some serious wage and hour violations of times past in order to illustrate the dangers of non-compliance: . The plaintiff claims that : .

Bed, Bath & Beyond Learns Wage and Hour Compliance Is No Bed of Roses

HR Daily Advisor

Exempt vs. nonexempt is a question that continues to trip up even the most sophisticated employers. Recently, Bed, Bath & Beyond was sued in Illinois federal court by assistant store managers who claim the company incorrectly classified them as exempt and improperly denied them overtime pay. With overtime claims on the rise, employers can’t afford to hide under the covers when it comes to understanding the rules of employee classification.

How to Create a Compensation Strategy: A Complete Guide

Decusoft

What is Executive Compensation? . Executive compensation programs are influenced by a variety of factors today. As a compensation manager, your primary concern should be the alignment of pay and performance. Compensation Strategy Allocation . Flexible time off .

Compliance Update: DOL Announces Required 2016 Minimum Wage Rates

Berkshire Associates

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the 2016 minimum wage requirements for contractors covered by Executive Order (EO) 13658. This EO is enforced by DOL’s Wage and Hour Division. Compensation Compliance HR Training

Is Travel Time Compensable for Technicians Paid on an Hourly Basis?

HR Daily Advisor

As we previously reported , last week the U.S. Important questions were addressed regarding the interplay of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the compensability of travel time for nonexempt employees. Part 2 of this article will address the travel time questions. Whether time spent traveling is paid work time for nonexempt employees depends on the type of travel involved.

Hours Worked: What’s Compensable in a Day’s Work?

FingerCheck

For instance, the daily commute to and from work isn’t compensable, and a few minutes chatting with colleagues at the water cooler tends to go by un-penalized. Instinctually you might say ‘common sense,’ but the reasoning is more complex then that. I n determining what is and isn’t compensable, we rely on the courts’ rulings, the FLSA, and the Portal-to-Portal Act of 1947. The employee is engaged to wait.”

Staying Ahead of State Compliance Changes

CIC Plus

We can’t blame you if navigating through the complicated patchwork of state employment laws at times feels like white water rafting through the roaring rapids. What makes managing state compliance so difficult? Having the right partner is integral to making this happen.

Minimum Wage Increases for 2017

Berkshire Associates

Pay equality and “living wages” continue to be an important issue in the United States. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) the federal minimum wage has remained the same since 2009 at $7.25 per hour. Although federal rates have yet to increase, many states have started raising minimum wage rates on their own. If a state has a minimum wage higher than the federal rate, employers are obligated to pay the higher state rate.

4 HR compliance considerations for remote employees

CIC Plus

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated many workplace trends that had been in motion for years, including the growing use of cloud-based tools, like videoconferencing, to connect employees regardless of location. Global Workplace Analytics estimated that over half the U.S.

Top Five Compensation Trends from 2016

Compensation Today

Between the elections, compliance changes, and the ever-increasing competitiveness of talent markets, most of us have been on our toes all year. What trends have impacted compensation the most? In the spirit of the coming new year, let’s count the top five 2016 compensation trends! Count down the top #compensation trends of 2016! Gone are the days where companies compensate with just base pay.

Federal Minimum Wage Under Executive Order 13658 Set To Increase

Berkshire Associates

Executive Order 13658 requires that employers with certain federal construction and service contracts pay employees performing “work on or associated with the contracts” at least the Federal Minimum Wage for Contractors. Effective January 1, 2017, the minimum wage for employees working on federal contracts increases from $10.10 per hour to $10.20 per hour. Compensation Compliance HR Training

Compliance Issues, #MeToo Movement Impact Employers

HRWatchdog

Do you have the same compliance concerns as the employers in this survey? Over the past year, employers’ compliance challenges increased significantly thanks to both an uptick in federal employment law enforcement, and the growing “patchwork” of state and local requirements, according to the 2019 Littler Annual Employer Survey. The survey, released May 8, found that employers’ primary concern is the U.S.

California Wage Theft Case Leads to Landmark Criminal Conviction

HRWatchdog

The California Labor Commissioner’s office has announced that a San Diego restaurant wage theft investigation resulted in the restaurant owner’s conviction and two years of jail time for grand theft and labor violations. It is the first criminal jury trial conviction in California for felony grand wage theft by false pretenses. In addition, the owner must repay $20,000 in wages and tips. Learn more about what HRCalifornia can do for you.

Changing Employees from Salaried to Hourly

FingerCheck

Due to the updated overtime law , salaried workers earning under $47,476 will be entitled to overtime come December 1st. By definition, salaried workers are salaried because they perform certain job duties, typically managerial, and are compensated solely based on the job they perform, not the hours they work. Now that the overtime pay threshold has been updated from $23,360 to $47,476, 4.2 Here are the time tracking must’s for hourly employees: .

Protect Your Restaurant from Wage and Hour Violations

Paycor

The hospitality industry (particularly restaurants) faces more wage and hour violations than any other industry. In fact, throughout 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) received over 7,000 wage and hour claims from the hospitality industry, recovering more than $483 million in back wages for employees for issues like off-the-clock work, failure to pay overtime wages and misclassifying employees.

Are you pushing the limits on your labor?

The Aristocracy of HR

010020000010 One of the first things I learned in Industrial Psychology was the breakdown and distribution of labor. I learned what it meant to have a full-time equivalent (FTE), part-time, temporary and per-diem/on-call staff. Compliance Featured Human Resources Talent Management Worker Classification Workforce Planning #TAOHR Are you pushing the limits on your labor?

Business owner beware: FLSA compliance and personal liability

Insperity

The nuances between what legally constitutes a person and an employer aren’t always clear-cut when it comes to FLSA compliance. In fact, when considering lawsuits about back wages, the federal government has the authority to deem a business owner an “employer” if certain criteria are present under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA sets basic standards for minimum wage and overtime pay. Legal compliance

What you can and can’t do when employees discuss wages

Insperity

Can your employees discuss their salaries or wages with their co-workers? In fact, having a policy against it could get you in hot water with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) because such policies generally violate federal labor law. The National Labor Relations Act protects employees’ rights to discuss conditions of employment, such as safety and pay even if you’re a non-union employer. For example, the NLRB issued a complaint against a diaper supply company in St.

2020 HR Compliance Checklist: Know Your Requirements

Zenefits

Small business owners and HR leaders are working hard to manage the people center of their company while also staying on top of compliance requirements and calendar-based deadlines. Use the following compliance checklist to create your HR policies — or as a way to revamp existing ones.

State Minimum Wage Increases for 2018 (Map)

HR Daily Advisor

Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2018. . Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, but the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws that are more favorable to employees. The minimum wage for federal contractors in 2018 is $10.35 per hour. Loading… State Minimum Wage Changes Effective December 31, 2017.

How to Assemble an Ideal Compliance Team

CIC Plus

But hiring the right people, to do the right things, to get and stay HR compliant takes work. And the right planning. We’re sharing some tips with you on how to assemble the right compliance team as your company grows. Have you had compliance issues in the past? How do you stay current with the latest regulatory and governance developments? Do employees know what’s expected of them in the workplace? Is training new employees an issue?

How to Assemble an Ideal Compliance Team

CIC Plus

But hiring the right people, to do the right things, to get and stay HR compliant takes work. And the right planning. We’re sharing some tips with you on how to assemble the right compliance team as your company grows. Have you had compliance issues in the past? How do you stay current with the latest regulatory and governance developments? Do employees know what’s expected of them in the workplace? Is training new employees an issue?

5 labor law compliance challenges in changing times

Insperity

Labor law compliance is a big deal for businesses of all sizes. When it comes to labor and employment laws, change is the only constant business leaders can expect. From paid family leave and hiring to safety and sick leave – and all the many points in between – federal, state and local governments are forever changing what constitutes a company’s responsibility to its workers. The District of Columbia, as well as many cities and counties, have also joined this trend.

FingerCheck360 Now Offering Workers’ Compensation Insurance!

FingerCheck

We are excited to announce that you can now purchase a workers’ compensation insurance policy through FingerCheck360! Workers’ compensation is a mandatory cost for all businesses in most states, but the expense can be made more affordable with FingerCheck. Until recently, companies were forced to estimate their employees’ wages for the entire year in order to pay their compensation in advance based on a) their employees’ wages and b) the rate assigned to each job.

Can You Offer Part-Time Work to Full-Time Employees?

HR Counselor's Corner

For many companies, the holiday season is their busiest time of the year. Having the right number of employees to care for customers and clients can make or break a bottom line for the entire year. times their hourly rate for hours worked in excess of 40.

Farmworkers average 15 overtime hours per week, study shows

Tsheets

In a recent industry overtime study published by TSheets by QuickBooks, we learned that many workers around the country are putting in long days. In the last year, 28% of events managers recorded an average of 52.7 hours per week, while 33% of developers and IT professionals recorded 47.4 hours on the clock each week. As a time tracking company, TSheets is in a unique position to track and study employee hours. In the last year: .

Two Compliance Issues every HR professional should know and teach to managers

OmegaHR Solutions

I have come across a number of “must-know” lists in the past couple of weeks. Perhaps this is an artifact of the time of year, getting a fresh start phenomenon. These are the things that I think all good professionals must know. Most of us know this as the EEOC laws. The prime law is the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which covered race, religion, color, sex and national origin. HR professionals need to be on the constant lookout for racial discrimination.

Your New Jersey HR Compliance Checklist for January 1, 2020????

The Employer Handbook

Practicing employment law in the State of New Jersey is both a blessing and a curse. It’s great for me because New Jersey passes new employment laws faster than Joey Chestnut eats Nathan’s Hot Dogs on the Fourth of July. per hour. Image by StockSnap from Pixabay.

What to Know About Employee Compensation Regulations in Home Health

Hireology

Home care agencies around the country had to rethink their scheduling and employee compensation plans when the U.S. Department of Labor determined in-home caregivers qualify as domestic service employees , meaning they’re covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). As a result, employers are required to pay caregivers at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, as well as overtime pay. Compliance Support.

Will recent pay increases for minimum wage workers affect those in higher earning brackets?

Compensation Today

Co-written by Mykkah Herner, PayScale Comp Specialist and Tess C.Taylor, Founder of HR Knows Around the nation, large corporations are taking the minimum wage issue to heart by instituting salary increases for their most underpaid workers. Companies like McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, Target, and TJX, the parent company of TJ Maxx and Marshalls, have announced plans to raise wages by as much as $1 or more per hour, with more raises coming for the beginning of 2016.

Are You Planning on Giving Minimum Wage Workers a Pay Raise?

HR Daily Advisor

Despite recent reports showcasing organizations that are increasing employees’ pay above the minimum wage, new research from Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement, and health solutions business of Aon plc, reveals that 72% of organizations with minimum wage employees currently do not have a plan to pay those employees above the mandated rate. In the interim, they plan to adjust wages as needed through current salary review cycles. Learn More.