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Minimum Wage Hikes - 2017

January 3, 2017

A number of states and local jurisdictions will raise their minimum wage in 2017. See the latest information on upcoming changes across the country.

Minimum Wage Changes in 2017

Preparing for 2017: Key HR Action Items for Employers

December 6, 2016

The end of the year is a busy time for many companies, particularly when it comes to human resources and compliance responsibilities.

Final Rule Issued To Improve Tracking Of Workplace Injuries

November 28, 2016

New provisions issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to improve workplace safety, require employers in certain industries to electronically submit to OSHA injury and illness data that employers are already required to record. OSHA intends to post the data from these submissions on a secure, publicly accessible website. However, no information that could be used to identify individual employees will be available online. 

DOL Overtime Pay Rule Changes Blocked

November 23, 2016

As a result of a federal court ruling, businesses will not be required to implement the new Department of Labor (DOL) salary rules for exempt employees on December 1, 2016. 

The rule, which would have more than doubled the minimum salary requirement for exempt employees, was challenged in a U.S. District Court and the Court issued an injunction on Tuesday, November 22.

Planning the Company Holiday Party

November 17, 2016

The company holiday party should be an event for everyone in the workplace to look forward to and enjoy, but it requires careful planning.

What Employers Should Know About Election Day

October 12, 2016

Election day is almost upon us. Although the majority of workers should be able to vote before or after their normal work hours, some companies need to prepare for employees who will need to take time off to get to the polls.