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New Online Tools from DOL
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently announced new “plain-language, user-friendly” compliance assistance materials to help employers, workers, and other stakeholders understand their
Comments on Salary Level Rule Due Today! Extensions for Joint Employer and Regular Rate Rules
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has given the public additional time to submit comments on two proposed rules that could have major impacts on businesses – the joint employer rule and the regular rate
Gig Workers are Independent Contractors
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Along with the rise of the gig economy has been the rise of the debate over whether gig workers are independent contractors or employees. After rescinding the guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Labor
DOL Proposes New Joint Employer Rule for Wage and Overtime Liability
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
DOL Proposes New Joint Employer Rule for Wage and Overtime Liability The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has been very busy lately, proposing yet another new rule. On April 9, the Wage and Hour Division of the
OFCCP News: VEVRAA Benchmark Updated & CSAL Posted
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
VEVRAA Benchmark Updated On March 28, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) updated the 2019 Annual Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) hiring
Federal Contractors: CSAL to be Posted Online, Not Mailed
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
For the first time, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) will post a Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (“CSAL”) on its website rather than mailing Corporate Scheduling
Opportunity for 5 Years Without OFCCP Compliance Evaluations
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) recently announced the establishment of VERP, which stands for Voluntary Enterprise-wide Review Program. Contractors accepted into VERP will be
Updated Chapter 104 Wage Rate & Apprentice Schedules Released
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
On February 18, the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Research & Statistics Office issued Wage Rate Schedule Bulletin No. 494 and Apprentice Schedule Bulletin No. 494. These schedules determine the
Feature of the Month:

Wage and Hour Update

There have been many significant changes going on at the U.S. Department of Labor. This article discusses two proposed rules for which employers must be prepared, which will (1) increase the salary level thresholds for determining an exempt employee and (2) change the regular rate of pay calculation for overtime.

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