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One Big Thing For Employers to Know About the New Overtime Rule

Posted in Highlight, Laws and Regulations, Wage & Hour

Are you tired of lawyers commenting already on the new overtime rules? (The answer should be no, of course, since you’re reading this blog and thus have room for one more view.) But I think it’s fair to say that we haven’t seen a feeding frenzy like this on employment law in many, many years. … Continue Reading

Final Overtime Rule Released; Challenges Ahead for Connecticut Employers

Posted in Featured, Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center, Wage & Hour

If you like to open your presents on Christmas Eve, the U.S. Department of Labor is for you. Last night, the DOL posted the final revised rule on overtime on its website ahead of its planned announcement this afternoon. What a gift for employment lawyers!  Needless to say, I was up late unwrapping all my “gifts.”… Continue Reading

Mandatory Furloughs – The Risks of Using Them in Connecticut

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Wage & Hour

One of the latest fads in employment law has become a peculiar side effect of this recession — the increase in the use of mandatory furloughs. What are they? Well, in simple terms, they are orders from an employer to an employee that they take a day (or multiple days) off without pay. In doing so,… Continue Reading

Quick Takes: Background Checks, Increased DOL Audits, ARRA’s Whistleblower Provisions, H1-B Visa Rules for TARP Recipients, Salary Basis Test

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations, Litigation, Wage & Hour

It’s FINALLY a nice spring day outside in Connecticut (see the picture of the Connecticut River taken this morning) so no need to spend a minute more than necessary to catch up on some other employment law-related items you might have missed during the week: A topic near and dear to my heart, background checks, had… Continue Reading