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Employers and employees across the country are closely monitoring developments regarding the suspension of former President Obama’s “Overtime Rule.” In November 2016, a Texas Federal Court judge issued a preliminary injunction against the Overtime Rule, halting its implementation. The...

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Earlier this month, the Obama administration announced a new overtime rule that make millions of workers eligible for overtime pay. The current rule, implemented more than a decade ago, exempts executive, administrative, or professional employees (EAP) who earn more...

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Business owners have many different kinds of responsibilities under the federal, state, and local laws. In fact, as a business owner, you may not even be aware of some of your legal responsibilities. For this reason, one important responsibility...

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As a business owner, hiring your first employee is a big step. While it is certainly a milestone of growth, it also triggers a variety of legal issues of which every business owner should be aware. It is extremely...

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Last month, President Obama announced his intention to use the administration’s federal rule-making authority to make significant changes to federal overtime rules. If implemented, these changes could have a significant impact on small businesses, particularly those that employ salaried...

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All business owners, large and small, should realize the importance of always complying with wage and hour laws. In many cases involving allegations of wage and hour violations, companies end up paying out a lot more than they may...

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I recently contributed to a webinar hosted by Intuit that I designed to help small businesses stay HR compliant in a number of areas. The webinar is now available for viewing at this link. The major topics we covered...

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Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in its landmark decision in United States v. Windsor.  This decision meant that the federal government would now...

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Many small business owners try to be flexible in order to accommodate their employees’ needs, busy lives, and unexpected situations.  However, even if owners are simply trying to be kind and helpful, they may be unintentionally breaking federal and/or...

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In the current economy, many students and recent graduates who cannot find paid jobs have used unpaid internships as a way to improve their resumes and gain practical experience in a certain field.  Over the past couple months, however,...

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