Farrah Fielder

In her role as Executive Vice President, HR and Legal Services, Farrah oversees government affairs, internal HR, and client-facing HR delivery, focusing on maintaining the highest levels of client satisfaction and retention. This includes leading the team of accomplished employment lawyers who serve as assistant general counsels and dedicated HR Consultants to Engage clients across the country.

Prior to joining Engage, Farrah served as General Counsel for the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO), where she focused on federal and state legislation and regulation, including the IRS PEO certification program, healthcare issues, workers’ compensation policy, and other matters affecting the PEO industry. Before NAPEO, she was General Counsel and Director of Legal Services and Human Capital Development for several national PEOs. She was also an attorney for Ledbetter, Cogbill, Arnold and Harrison, LLP and is admitted to practice law in Arkansas, Georgia, and Oklahoma.

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2020 Minimum Wage Increases

December 19, 2019

A number of states and local jurisdictions will raise their minimum wage in 2020. 

See the latest information on upcoming changes.

2020 Minimum Wage Changes

Closing the Unequal Pay Gap: How Employers Can Manage Gender Pay Inequity

November 12, 2019

Study after study, the data reveals that a significant gap in pay between men and women continues to exist. It is estimated that on average women earn about $0.80 for every dollar a man earns. These discrepancies are even greater for women of color.  Though statistics show that disparities in pay ratio based on gender are shrinking, progress on closing the gap has been modest, changing roughly by only a nickel over the last four years.

Department of Labor Announces Final Overtime Rule

September 30, 2019

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently released its much anticipated final changes to the federal overtime regulations governing white collar workers. The DOL announced an increase in the salary threshold for white collar exemptions to $35,568 per year from $23,660, effective January 1, 2020. The rule also changed the Highly Compensated Employee threshold from $100,000 to $107,432.

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