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Overtime Exemptions from the Fair Labors Standards Act

[2017; R-2017 | Keywords: Overtime Exemptions, Overtime, FLSA] The Fair Standards Act provides that employers subject to its provisions must pay its employees the specified minimum wage and overtime compensation. There are various exemptions from the Act, or portions of the Act, which are based on factors such as type of business activity, the amount… Read More »

What About Tattoos, Branding and Body Piercing

What About Tattoos, Branding and Body Piercing

[Source: Bob Evnen, Woods & Aitken LLP, 07.17 | Keywords: Human Resources, HR Policy, Tattoos] Do you have a policy on tattoos, branding and body piercing by your employees? If not, it is something you may want to consider. It has been widely reported that the Philadelphia Police Department implemented a new tattoo policy effective March… Read More »

The Presenteeism Predicament

[01.17 | Keywords: Human Resources, Employment Policies, Presenteeism] Do you ever go to work when you’re not feeling 100%? (Please don’t!) Presenteeism – the problem of workers being on the job but, because of illness or other medical conditions, not fully functioning ñ can cut individual productivity by one-third or more, making it a much costlier problem… Read More »

Overtime Pay Regulations

Source: Bob Evnen, Woods & Aitken LLC, 09.2016 | Keywords: Policies, Overtime] The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a new rule raising the salary floor for white-collar overtime exemptions to $47,476 per year. The new salary floor becomes effective on December 1, 2016. The current salary floor is $23,600. This change will have no… Read More »

They’re Here! DOL Releases New Overtime Pay Regulations

[Source: Bob Evnen, Woods & Aitken LLP, 07.2016 | Keywords: DOL, Employment Policies, Overtime] Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (DOL) released the highly anticipated final rule amending the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime pay regulations. The newly released rule consists of 496 pages of explanatory preambleÖand 12 pages of… Read More »

Managing Attendance – The Basics

[Author: Bob Evnen, Woods & Aitken LLP, 2016 | Keywords: Human Resources, Attendance] We receive many calls on the I-NEDA Human Resources Helpline concerning employee attendance issues: tardiness, not at work enough, breaks and lunches. It’s always a challenge to manage employees without running people off. One example is hard-to-find service techs. At the same time,… Read More »