Blog Posts tagged with Wage and Hour

2019 Minimum Wage Changes

November 15, 2018

A number of states and local jurisdictions will raise their minimum wage in 2019. 

See the latest information on upcoming changes.

2019 Minimum Wage Changes

What Employers Should Know About the DOL's New “PAID” Self-Audit Program

April 23, 2018

Minimum wage and overtime lawsuits are common and can be very costly to resolve. Employers can spend years embroiled in lengthy investigations, court hearings and trials.  A pilot program launched in April by the federal Department of Labor (DOL) seeks to help employers simplify the process and settle potential wage and hour and FLSA violation disputes without litigation. The Payroll Audit Independent Determination or “PAID” program is scheduled to be in place for six months and if successful, may become permanent.

The Final Word on How to Pay Home Healthcare Workers?

August 26, 2015

Since 2013, employers in the home health industry have been waiting for the final word on revised regulations by the Department of Labor (DOL) which would essentially prevent them from using the popular “companionship services” exemption from minimum wage and overtime pay. The wait may finally be over. A recent decision overturns a January 2015 ruling and holds that the DOL has the authority to extend the minimum wage and overtime protections to direct care workers employed by third parties.

Who are direct care workers?

Making Sense of the Proposed New Overtime Pay Rules

July 22, 2015

New regulatory changes proposed by the Obama administration, through the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), would extend overtime benefits to millions of workers.

While not a minimum wage hike, the changes may cause many employers to react as if the federal minimum wage had been increased.

What the changes mean to employers

The Minimum Wage Wave Rides On: Changes for 2015 and Beyond

July 1, 2015

The media dubbed 2014 “the year of the minimum wage,” following a wave of protests by minimum wage workers demanding higher pay. The wage rallies continue in 2015, triggering multiple states, cities and other localities to move wages well above the federal minimum. The bottom line for all companies is that they must closely monitor the changing laws to ensure compliance.

Paid or Unpaid? What Employers Need to Know Before Hiring an Intern

May 20, 2015

Companies today understand that for a business looking to stay competitive while attracting top talent, incorporating an internship program can create a never-ending stream of future full-time employees. Recent statistics indicate that the majority of large companies (those with more than 100 employees) hire interns to find potential future employees, while smaller companies (usually those with less than 50 employees) hire interns for the purpose of acquiring part-time help on projects.

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