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Changes Ahead! Updates to Regular Rate of Pay for Overtime Calculation
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
The regulations governing the calculation of an employee’s regular rate of pay could change for the first time in more than 50 years. On March 28, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a proposed
Updates! Overtime Rule & EEO-1 Pay Data
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Overtime Rule Published – Comment Period Now Open The Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) proposed overtime rule was finally published in the Federal Register on March 22. As described in a previous news
WHD Issues 3 New Opinion Letters re: FMLA and FLSA
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (“WHD”) recently issued three new opinion letters. One relates to designating leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), one
Free Wage & Hour Compliance Workshop By DLIR
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) Wage Standards Division is putting on a FREE workshop on topics such as: Penalty Avoidance Minimum Wage Overtime Payment of Wages Frequency of
Proposed New Rule to Make More Employees Qualify For Overtime Pay
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently announced a proposed rule that would convert more than one million U.S. employees from exempt to non-exempt employees, thus making them eligible for overtime pay. What is
DOL Changes Its Position on FLSA’s Tip Credit
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
On February 15, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) published Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2019-2 addressing a recent change to the Field Operations Handbook, concerning
DOL Penalties Increase for 2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
The Department of Labor (DOL) announced increased civil monetary penalties for 2019, including increases for violations of: Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) Family
Free Chapter 104 Workshop for Contractors and Payroll Personnel
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
The Wage Standards Division of the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) is hosting a FREE workshop on Chapter 104 of the Hawaii Revisted Statutes regarding Wages and Hours of Employees on
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