Reminder – FLSA Salary Increase Deadline is Approaching

You may have tried to put it out of your mind, but the thing that we have been dreading is right over the horizon. No, not the Presidential election. (Does anyone else miss the days of Jimmy Carter?) I am talking about the deadline for employers to increase the minimum salary for exempt employees announced by the Department of Labor in May. December 1, 2016 is the current deadline to increase the minimum salary to $913 per week, $47,476 per year. Since the deadline falls on a Thursday, employers will probably actually implement the new salary level in late November. Continue reading “Reminder – FLSA Salary Increase Deadline is Approaching”

LABI Asks Department of Labor to Delay Implementation of Overtime Rules

The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry has officially requested that the U.S. Department of Labor delay implementation of the new rule that would increase the minimum salary required for a worker to be exempt from overtime. The new rule is currently set to go into effect December 1, 2016. Continue reading “LABI Asks Department of Labor to Delay Implementation of Overtime Rules”

The EEOC Issues Guidance on Avoiding Retaliation Claims

Late last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued its final Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues, an accompanying Q&A, and a Small Business Fact Sheet. If you have not read all three, you should. They will provide you with a number of steps that you can take to minimize your risk of facing a retaliation claim. Continue reading “The EEOC Issues Guidance on Avoiding Retaliation Claims”