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Top Payroll Headlines You Shouldn't Miss - November 2018

Posted by Kit Dickinson on Nov 21, 2018 8:10:00 AM
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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has been in the headlines lately, with a focus on the evolving nature of labor laws and little-known details that could surprise you. Of special note is the DOL's upcoming proposed changes and their impacts on employers.

This month we bring you important headlines from around the web that could affect the way your company handles your payroll policies. Check out the articles below.

Recent Developments in Federal Overtime Rules [Podcast]

Via National Law Review. The Trump administration has released its fall 2018 regulatory agenda, and there's a lot of information that signals upcoming business-friendly regulatory changes. Listen to this podcast to learn about proposed new overtime rules and their potential impact on employers and their employees.

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Pending 'Joint Employer’ Rule Raises Questions of DOL Authority

Via Bloomberg. The DOL plans to update the current joint employer liability rules by the end of 2018. The policy governs circumstances when multiple businesses share legal responsibility for minimum wage and overtime violations by their partners. Some legal experts say the DOL doesn’t have the authority under the Fair Labor Standards Act to make a rule legally binding. Others insist it does. What does it mean for employers? Get the details here.

Back to Basics: A Newbie's Crash Course on the FLSA

Via HR Dive. We write a lot about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and overtime regulations that employers need to be aware of. But what exactly is the FLSA, and what do employers need to understand about it? This article does a great job of introducing the basics of the FLSA to non-experts. If you do any work related to payroll, HR or overtime, this is a must-read article.

Heed Labor Laws, Company Standards in Hiring Seasonal Employees

Via Clarion Ledger. Halloween has come and gone, which means local businesses need to gear up for the holiday season. As you hire seasonal employees, be sure you understand and follow the labor laws that apply to temporary and part-time workers. Many employers don't understand how the FLSA applies to seasonal employees, and that can land organizations in serious trouble. Get the details here.

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