November 22, a federal judge in Texas blocked the U.S. Department of
Labor's (DOL's) new federal overtime rule, which would have raised the Fair
Labor Standards Act's (FLSA's) salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay
from $23,660 to $47,476 on December 1, 2016.
subject to the FLSA are not required to comply with the new requirements as of
December 1, 2016. Prudent employers will be vigilant because changes may
come soon; those changes may even have retroactive application. If you
are classifying employees as exempt who would not be exempt under the blocked
rules, you might consider tracking the hours of these employees in order to
mitigate the risk.
New Employer Handbooks Now Available
The Policy Writing
Guldelines Handbook was recently updated.
Now is a good time to review your existing employee handbook for
sections to update.
Order information for
handbooks and composite posters is HERE
We offer a variety of handbooks on employment law topics including but not limted to, civil rights law, family leave laws and policy writing guidelines, legal hiring practices, and documentation, discipline & discharge. Workplace posters can also be purchased from Technical Assistance
Information on BOLI Publications can be found HERE.