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Top HR and Payroll News from Around the Web—April 26, 2017

Posted by Kit Dickinson on Apr 26, 2017 11:26:43 AM
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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.

Another Nonprofit Lawsuit Involving Unpaid Wages

Via NPQ. Many nonprofit organizations are improperly classifying staff as exempt and overworking them without providing overtime. While often unintentional, it's a mistreatment that leads to high turnover and can also lead to expensive lawsuits. Is your organization setting itself up for a lawsuit?

The Two New Bills in Congress That Should Be on Every Employer’s Radar

Via SHRM. The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 is a new bill in Congress that would permit a worker to choose compensatory time off, instead of overtime pay, at a rate of at least 1.5 hours for each hour of overtime worked.

Feds Ask for Another Delay on Overtime Rule: Will Regs Ever Have Their Day in Court?

Via HR Morning. The DOL has asked for another 60 days to file its final brief to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for the final overtime rule. If granted, the extension would give the DOL until June 30, 2017, to file its reply brief.

Poor Admin Is Costing You $4,600 Per Employee

Via TLNT. The Workforce Institute at Kronos has released an insightful report on the cost of wasted time at work. The focus is on some surprising causes of low productivity in the workplace based on responses to research conducted in 2016.

Pennsylvania Employers Can Pay Wages With Payroll Cards

Via HR USA. Starting May 4, 2017, Pennsylvania employers will have a new option to pay employee wages each pay period. Governor Tom Wolf recently signed a bill that allows employers to use a payroll debit card on which an employer can load an employee’s wages each pay period.

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