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DOL’s Proposed Tip Credit Rule Likely to Please Hospitality Employers

October 8, 2019

Via: HR Hero

Employers in industries where tips are the norm are likely to welcome the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new proposed rule relating to tipped workers. Although the proposal, announced on October 7, 2019, just codifies current guidance from the DOL’s […]


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Connecticut Minimum Wage Increase Kicks in On October 1

September 26, 2019

Via: HR Hero

Connecticut’s minimum wage will increase on October 1 as the state begins a series of hikes that will eventually make the state’s minimum $15 an hour. The increases will be phased in on the following dates: October 1, 2019—$11 September […]


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The USDOL finally gives us the updated Overtime Rule!

September 25, 2019

Via: Omega HR Solutions

I am been saying it since 2016 that the US Department of Labor would be issuing new rules for who was to be paid overtime and who was not. Since the Obama administration’s attempt to update the overtime rules was […]


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Amazon to fill 30K positions at 6 career day events across US

September 11, 2019

Via: HR Dive

Amazon has been cited by some as being a leader in funding hourly employees’ training and development.​ Frank Britt, CEO of online learning provider Penn Foster, previously told HR Dive that Amazon’s skills training of employees in its retail store, […]


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California Passes Legislation that May Kill the Gig Economy

September 11, 2019

Via: Evil HR Lady

California’s Senate approved, with a 29 to 11 vote, to require companies like Uber and Lyft to treat all contractors like employees. According to the New York Times, the bill should sail through the Assembly, and Governor Gavin Newsom has […]


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EEOC sues packing company for paying female exec $18K less than male peer

September 6, 2019

Via: HR Dive

Only 60% of employers are actively working to achieve pay equity, according to the 2019 Pay Equity Practices Survey of C-suite and Reward Leaders conducted by WorldatWork and Korn Ferry; 7% said it isn’t on their radar. But companies that […]


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If You Work More than 40 Hours a Week, This Trump Administration Change May Make Your Paycheck Bigger

September 3, 2019

Via: Evil HR Lady

Overtime pay is mandatory under federal law if you work more than 40 hours in a week and are not exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). For the past few years, the Department of Labor has batted around […]


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New York State Lawmakers Ratify Dramatic Proemployee Changes to NYSHRL

August 29, 2019

Via: HR Hero

On August 12, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law substantial and far-reaching amendments to the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL), the state statute that prohibits discrimination and discriminatory harassment. The amendments amplify laws that New York […]


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Can California Employer Find Any Silver Linings in $102 Million Verdict?

August 23, 2019

Via: HR Hero

Meal period and wage statement claims continue to haunt California employers. Most of you know you must factor nondiscretionary bonuses into the regular rate of pay when you calculate overtime. However, such bonuses also need to be factored into the […]


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Employer pays $90K to settle charges it fired employee for hearing loss

August 19, 2019

Via: HR Dive

“It is important for employers to know that they cannot fire an employee in an attempt to avoid increased insurance costs resulting from the employee’s physical or mental impairment,” Rudy Sustaita, regional attorney for the EEOC’s Houston District Office, said […]