My reading of today’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Labor announced today that it has issued three new opinion letters that address compliance issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA). … More U.S. Department of Labor Issues Three New Wage and Hour Opinion Letters
Blog #09092019 Picking up where I left off in my Part 1 reading of the JAN Workplace Accommodation Tool Kit, page 17 to 32 (out of 57 total pages). This is really a great tool that I recommend downloading and going through to get the full benefit of all the links (some need updating) to … More JAN Workplace Accommodation Tool Kit pg 17 to 32
blog 09062019 **Updated reading of today’s blog, How Accommodating are You, and JANs Workplace Accommodation Tool Kit through page 16. The rest will be posted under a new blog/podcast** If you work in employment of any sort, you know about the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and the basic tenets of compliance. Today I received … More How Accommodating Are You?
A short blog post on why paying attention to current legislation and topics tied to banning salary history questions on employment applications can impact employer branding. … More Ban Salary History Laws and employer branding
Today I received an updated from the NLRB stating that they have decided that the misclassification of workers as independent contractors does NOT violate the NLRA. Velox Express, Inc. Case Number: 15-CA-184006 NLRB Board decision dated 8/29/19 SUPER SHUTTLE Case Number: 16-RC-010963 NLRB Board decision dated 1/25/19 If you like this update and would like … More Misclassifying Workers?
FLSA2019-1-A. A reading of this DOL WHD proposed rule: The obligation to designate FMLA-qualifying leave and prohibition on expanding FMLA leave … More FMLA2019-1-A
My reading of the DOL, FLSA2019-1 Wage and recordkeeping requirements for residential janitors and “good faith” defense … More FLSA2019-1
An update on the FLSA 80/20 rule and Dual Jobs … More The 80/20 rule for Dual Jobs FLSA update
July 1, 2019 US DOL Opinion Letter FLSA2019-9, Permissible rounding practices for calculating an employee’s hours worked. An mp3 reading of the full letter. … More US DOL Opinion Letter FLSA2019-9
COLE V. CRST VAN EXPEDITED, 9TH Circuit asks the CA Supreme Court 2 questions to determine whether California Employers should be held accountable to more than just posting a wage order that states they have a duty to provide but not police breaks. Are they required to provide and follow a formal policy? And should they be required to keep track of breaks? What are the presumptions if they do not? We will have to wait and see what the California Supreme Court decides. … More 9th Circuit asks CA Supreme Court for Meal & Break Clarification
What is essential is our conscious presence. That dissolves the past. That is the transformative agent. So don’t seek to understand the past, but be as present as you can. The past cannot survive in your presence. It can only survive in your absence. … More Chapter 4, Mind Strategies for Avoiding the Now
Day 3, and just completed the reading/recording of Chapter 3, Eckhart Tolle’s book, The Power of Now. Scroll down for the mp3. The start of chapter 3 provides a brief simplification of what has been learned so far about the unconscious state: “identification with the mind, which creates a false self, the ego, as a … More Chapter 3 – Moving Deeply Into the Now
My reading of the 25th Anniversary Printing, The Human Side of Enterprise by Douglas McGregor (1985) … More The Human Side of Enterprise
If you are following along, I am reading Eckhart Tolle’s book, The Power of Now, A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. I am reading it aloud and recording myself as I go so that I can share this awesome book with my DH Joe. Chapter 2, you will be happy to know is much shorter than … More Chapter 2 – Consciousness: The Way Out of Pain
The chapter opens with a discussion of what is enlightenment and goes on to explain that our own minds are the greatest obstacle to attaining our own enlightenment. … More Chapter 1 – You Are Not Your Mind
I received a blog update from HR Defense by Akerman regarding new employer obligations imposed by law passed in Illinois today. It covers employee expense reimbursement, New Poster/Notice Requirement and Right to Sue Requests, Equal Pay for African-American Employees, Nursing Mothers, The Illinois Service Member and Reemployment Rights Act, and Expanded Time to File Discrimination … More Employee Expense Reimbursement
Hiring and why collaborating to establish with the team what a good hire looks like on paper before you start the process can improve your results. If you work in HR and are responsible for recruiting, you know that finding the right candidate is not as easy as it sounds, especially in today’s market where … More What Does a Good Hire Look Like – Make Sure the Hiring Team is in Consensus
I was scanning my email this morning and saw an article by Joel Wallace and Tara L. Kurtis with The National Law Review titled ‘U.S. Pharmaceutical and Biologics Industries Could See Steep Potential Consequences from Texas Judge’s ACA Decision.‘ The article was written to promote how the ruling will impact U.S. pharmaceutical and biologics industries … More Judge Rules ACA Unconstitutional?
As you may know by now, I am always interested in anything related to people and employment. Today I am reading The Legal Context of Staffing by Jean M. Phillips and Stanley M. Gully which is available in the SHRMStore and many other places online. This little book is part of the Staffing Strategically Series … More Why Comply with Employment Laws?
Have you seen how Wikipedia defines Affirmative Action? Protecting Members…My question is when will we as people of the planet experiencing population longevity and retirement delays band together to put a stop to Age Discrimination in Employment that will really have an impact? Affirmative action, also known as reservation in India and Nepal, positive action … More Age Discrimination & Affirmative Action
Self reflection needed for me to move beyond my career limiting jobs to owning The Sound Staffing. … More Where are you now, where do you want to be?
Yes, it’s true. The Department of Labor issued guidance November 8, 2018 regarding “Side Work” and the FLSAs Restaurant Tip Credit (29 CFR 531.59 The Tip Wage Credit, Section 3(m) Osha Safety and Health Act). They reissued Opinion Letter FLSA2009-23, gave it a new name, FLSA2018-27. Per Epstein Becker Green (2018)Epstein Becker Green (2018), the … More 20% Rule Rescinded with FLSA2018-27
What is the NLRA and who is the NLRB? A very brief overview. … More NLRA of 1935 29 USC 151-169
The Wage and Hour Division of the US Department of Labor is holding a Public Listening Session on 10/17/18 in Washington at the Frances Perkins Building to discuss Part 541 White Collar Exemption Regulations aka ‘The Overtime Rule’ … More Part 541 Scheduled Listening Session
Heidi Macomber read’s today’s blog, Standing Desk Trend and the ADA. Questions Employers should consider. … More Standing Desk Trend and the ADA
I subscribe to many blogs, one of which is HR Defense, Akerman Insights on the Latest Developments in Labor and Employment Law. Today’s update is located here. Restaurant Industry Takes On Tip Credit “80/20 Rule” The ongoing discussion regarding whether or not the Dual Jobs rule (using tips to comply with the Fair Labor Standards … More FLSA Dual Jobs and DOL 80/20 Rule Challenged July 6, 2018
I am recently focused on new terms, especially if they relate to current interests. Today I came across the phrase, Collective Ambition. I like the sound of it. An article I was reading referenced the phrase and sent me to hbr.com to learn more. “Collective Ambition – a summary of how leaders and employees think … More What is Collective Ambition?
I was reading an article on SHRM today (Oregon Enacts First Statewide Predictable Scheduling Law) that I felt compelled to share on LinkedIn. After posting, I discovered an article suggestion from Forbes, Top 5 Reasons Why Every Healthcare Company Should Invest in Blockchain that had a new term I wasn’t aware of, Internet of Medical … More Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)
The I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification form has been updated again and must be used exclusively effective 7/18/17. For all the details on I-9 How-To’s check out the guide I-9 Handbook. https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/revised-form-i-9-now-available
*This is basically a notes page for myself to keep track of the FLSA Final Rule while we wait for a ‘Final Ruling of the outcome…. Salary and compensation legislation notes on FLSA Final Rule, this is a good link for what the Final Rule was supposed to be: https://www.dol.gov/WHD/overtime/final2016/faq.htm Here’s the short ditty on the … More WHD Wage and Hour Division