April 04, 2017

Top HR and Payroll News from Around the Web—April 4, 2017

Top HR and Payroll News from Around the Web—April 4, 2017

By Kit Dickinson on April 04, 2017

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There’s a lot going on in the world of Human Resources and Payroll. We’ll help you stay connected and informed with the latest news and developments. These are a few of the top HR articles we’ve assembled from the last month that address the challenges facing HR and Payroll right now.

Take a look at the big news in Payroll.

What’s Next for Employers Under the FLSA Overtime Rule?

Via SHRM. The Trump administration hasn’t been shy about making changes to established policies. So with the recent FLSA overtime rule changes and the block to the rule, employers are confused about what to expect next. Get the latest details here, with a peek into the future. Short video included.

Why the Fight Over DOL’s Overtime Rule Could Rage on … for a While

Via HR Morning. While Trump’s administration may be opposing the overtime rule, it has a big ally that won’t be easy to dismiss. This article takes another look at the future of the overtime rule and the potential repercussions the DOL could face if the FLSA overtime rule is successfully repealed.

Is DOL Now Ordering Firms to Fire Managers for Pay Mistakes?

Via HR Morning. Managers and supervisors need to be aware that the Department of Labor is cracking down on employers that allow off-the-clock work. In one recent case, the DOL ordered an employer to fire managers who knowingly violated FLSA regulations regarding unpaid work. Get the details here.

Training Managers to Talk About Pay Is a Blind Spot

Via TLNT. According to this article, too many organizations neglect to give their managers any training about how to talk to their reports about pay issues. This is a gap that hurts supervisors and employees, because often managers have to deal with sensitive pay issues, but they aren’t in a position to determine an employee’s pay. Read more here.

Push Back on Local Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave

Via HRUSA. Over the past several years, many local governments have taken minimum wage and sick leave policies into their own hands, passing local laws beyond the state or federal government minimums. But now some states are pushing back on these local laws. Get the details here.

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