Published on: February 22, 2017

Managing After-Hours Communications of Hourly Employees

Employers are in a quandary today as the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime regulatory changes are being litigated and Congress continues to discuss what may work better to achieve similar results. However, independent of what occurs with the Courts or Congress, there is something that every employer can do to…

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Published on: February 9, 2017

What Does a Workers Compensation Policy Cover?

 As an employee, you probably don’t give much thought to the coverage provided by your employer for workers’ compensation benefits. Most people don’t pay any attention to it at all, right up until the point where they get hurt or sick and end up realizing that they actually need it. …

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Published on: February 8, 2017

Department of Labor Goes After Employers Using Temps to Skirt Labor Laws

 One of the biggest shifts to take place in the work force in recent years has been the rise of the freelancer economy. More and more people are opting out of the traditional workforce and choosing instead to work as temps, contractors, and subcontractors so that they can maintain their…

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Published on: February 6, 2017

Philadelphia Prohibits Employers From Asking Applicants About Wage History

On January 23, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed into law an amendment to the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance that prohibits employers from asking job applicants about their wage history, requiring disclosure of wage history as a condition of employment, or retaliating against job applicants for failing to provide a…

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Published on: February 1, 2017

What Cases Are Handled by Municipal Courts

 When you think about having to go to court, you might assume that there’s just one location where legal activities happen, and that everything happens in the same couple of court rooms. In fact, the state of New Jersey runs their judicial system through a number of different courts, and…

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Published on: January 4, 2017

DOL’S Motion for Stay Pending Appeal of Nationwide Injunction on New Overtime Regulations is Denied

On November 22, 2016, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) amendments to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) that were set to go into effect on December 1, 2016. The…

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Published on: December 15, 2016

5 Things Every Employer Should Consider Now

In recent presentations I have been sharing thoughts with contacts and clients concerning areas to deal with now, proactively.  Hopefully it will help you as well. 1.  Do You Hire Temporary Employees? If you hire temporary employees through a staffing agency, you need to be aware that the law, according…

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Published on: November 23, 2016

Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Delays New Overtime Rules

On November 22, 2016, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) amendments to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) that were set to go into effect on December 1, 2016. The…

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Published on: May 19, 2016

DOL Issues New Overtime Rules

U.S. Department of Labor has announced sweeping changes to overtime regulations yesterday.  These new rules include the following key changes that you should be aware of: Salary Level – Increases from $455 weekly ($23,660 annually) to $913 weekly ($47,476 annually). “Highly Compensated Employee” Compensation Level – Increases from $100,000 annually to $134,004…

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