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August 03, 2017

Top HR and Payroll News from Around the Web—August 2, 2017

Top HR and Payroll News from Around the Web—August 2, 2017

By Kit Dickinson on August 03, 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. This month includes the latest developments on the Overtime Rule, new bills, and court rulings that could affect your pay options.

Check out these top HR and payroll articles from the last month.

Comment Period Begins for OT Rule

Via HRE Daily. The Department of Labor has published its anticipated Request for Information on its overtime rule. The 60-day public comment period will allow comments about whether the 2004 salary test should be updated based on inflation, and other questions.

Revival of Opinion Letters Signals DOL Will Listen to Employers More Closely

Via SHRM. The Department of Labor is reviving opinion letters, and some employment attorneys see it as a signal that the DOL genuinely wants to hear from employers on the compliance issues troubling them. Find out what this could mean for your organization.

New Bill Latest Effort to Tackle Definition of Joint Employment

Via HR Hero. The definition of “joint employment” may be heading for another change. Legislation introduced in Congress on July 27 takes aim at a 2015 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision that raised the ire of many in the business community, especially employers that work with franchisees, contractors, and staffing agencies. Get details on the changes here.

Supreme Court just killed this pay option for some: Is your firm impacted?

Via HR Morning. When the Supreme Court opted not to hear a recent FLSA case centered around cash for benefits, it effectively killed a pay option for many employers and left one California city on the hook for a serious amount of back pay. See how this ruling could affect your company.

 

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