Industry Updates

Enforcement Actions Are Up and Expected to Stay That Way

Enforcement Actions Are Up and Expected to Stay That Way

U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta recently told the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee that he “fully expects” OSHA inspections to increase once new inspectors are trained. Increased DOL Enforcement Actions Acosta’s remarks are in line with the significant increase in enforcement actions employers have seen in the …

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Leaders think like a coach

Leaders Think Like a Coach: A New Approach to Performance Reviews

Your traditional quarterly performance reviews may be pushing your employees out the door. They’re supposed to make it easy for you to grow leaders, right? Wrong. Only 14 percent of employees feel motivated to grow or improve their skills after performance reviews. That doesn’t mean all measurement, communication or feedback is bad. You just need to shift …

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Overtime Payment Rules

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule regarding overtime wage payment qualifications for the “white collar exemptions” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule increases the salary an employee must be paid in order to qualify for a white collar exemption. The required salary level is increased to $47,476 per year …

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