overtime

November 29, 2016

NEW OVERTIME RULES: READY OR NOT, HERE THEY COME (MAYBE)

We posted last summer a series of articles on the new overtime rules.  With those rules now going into effect next month (or perhaps not – […]
June 29, 2016

OVERTIME PART 3

As we discussed in our last two posts, overtime law is not only complex, it is also largely in the hands of the rule-making arm of […]
June 9, 2016

OVERTIME PART 2

Our last blog built on the Department of Labor’s new rules on overtime to remind business owners of some basic principles, and warn of some pitfalls. […]
June 6, 2016

OVERTIME RULE CHANGES: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

It has been a couple of weeks since the Department of Labor finalized new rules for overtime compensation.  In our 24/7 news cycle, those changes stayed […]
March 2, 2016

ENDLESS OVERSIGHT (OR HOW BIG BROTHER IS STILL WATCHING YOU)

Executive action is a hallmark of every administration, even more so in a divided government.  So it should be no surprise that 2015 was, and 2016 […]
April 20, 2015

TOP CHEF OR PERFECT STORM?

If the governmental alphabet soup was competing on Top Chef, it might win the competition for its several layers of flavor.  To the many regulated businesses […]
February 5, 2015

WHEN THE FEDS WON’T LET YOU MAKE A HANDSHAKE AGREEMENT

Successful businesses, especially smaller ones, often rely on a casual, cooperative culture among their employees.  Those businesses rue over-regulation, common as it may be in our […]
December 15, 2014

WHEN THE WORKDAY ENDS

Warehouse employees spend their days lifting, moving, loading and unloading sometimes heavy merchandise.  It is not an easy job.  They might be cranky at the end […]
October 7, 2014

BUSINESSES GROWING UP

Knowing how much to pay your employees should be simple: hourly workers are paid time and a half for hours worked over 40; salaried employees are […]