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June 27, 2017

Top HR and Payroll News from Around the Web—June 27, 2017

Top HR and Payroll News from Around the Web—June 27, 2017

By Kit Dickinson on June 27, 2017

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There has been a lot of activity recently surrounding Barack Obama's overtime rule that was to take effect last December. Whether you're a non-profit organization or a private business, you'll need to keep an eye out on the latest developments. We’ve assembled the top news articles to help you stay connected and informed.

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

Signaling End of Overtime Rule, DOL Will Seek Public Input on New Regs

Via HR Hero. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta said he will formally request the public’s input on new overtime regulations. This is a major signal that the DOL is planning to drop its support of former President Barack Obama’s overtime rule that was to take effect on December 1, 2016.

Another Nonprofit Lawsuit Involving Unpaid Wages

Via Nonprofit Quarterly. Non-profit organizations need to recognize the pervasive issue of NPOs classifying staff as exempt, and overworking and underpaying them. As in the case of this non-profit therapy center, more pay-related lawsuits are on the horizon for non-profits.

Wage-Hour Enforcement Erratic With No Trump Appointment Yet

Via Bloomberg BNA. The Trump Administration has yet to fill key roles in the DOL's Wage and Hour Division. In the wake of these absences, wage enforcement around the nation is being affected. Find out what the impact has been.

Labor Department Walks Back Obama-era Guidance on 'Joint Employers' and Gig Workers

Via Los Angeles Times.  The U.S. Labor Department has retracted a standard for determining whether joint employers are responsible for the working conditions of people employed by franchisees, temp agencies and other contractors.

Lawsuit Claims Chipotle Owes Overtime Pay to Thousands of Workers

Via The Washington Post. A lawsuit filed against Chipotle claims that Obama's overtime rule is in effect, despite the injunction that banned the DOL from enforcing the regulation. The lawsuit claims that the company owes overtime pay to all of its employees who have worked overtime since December 1, 2016. See how this lawsuit could affect your organization.


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