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2016 – A Look Back at the Past with an Eye on the Future

“Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” -George Santayana, Philosopher, Essayist, Poet, […]

Improve Organizational Performance: Slow Down that Spinning Hamster Wheel

By: Dan Simovic I’ve noticed that as we work with various businesses to improve their performance, there is a common theme that we encounter. Old habits are hard to change, particularly when they relate to addressing chronic issues. Fueling this situation is that most of the decision makers are already running fast. They have insufficient time to […]

What is your strategy for the Overtime Rule Changes?

Are you ready? In roughly 90 days the Department of Labor’s final rule expanding the availability of overtime pay to workers takes effect: the minimum salary level for exemption status for overtime pay increases to $47,476 annually (or $913 per week); and the compensation level for HCEs (Highly Compensated Employees) increases to $134,000 annually. If […]

Big Changes on the Horizon for EEO-1 Reporting

Big changes are coming in 2017 for companies required to complete annual EEO-1 reporting. An often mentioned “potential” change became an officially proposed rule on February 1, 2016 when the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) stated it would require federal contractors and other employers with more than 100 workers to include information about pay […]

Wake Me Up When September Ends…

The first three weeks of September resulted in some of the most burdensome rule changes we’ve seen during the entire Obama administration. Contractor Sick Leave President Obama signed an Executive Order which would require federal contractors and subcontractors to provide paid sick leave to employees. The rule change could impact an estimated 300,000 American workers […]

The DOL’s Aggressive New Interpretation of “Independent Contractor”

The Administrator’s Interpretation Spurred by recent high-profile lawsuits involving the misclassification of workers by companies such as Uber and FedEx, the Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an Administrator’s Interpretation which attempts to expand coverage of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and dramatically alter the test for determining if an individual is an employee […]

Preparing for Changes to Overtime Pay Rules

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Overtime Pay The downpour of new and proposed rules and regulations continues. Early last year, President Obama issued a directive to expand the availability of overtime pay to workers. On July 6, 2015 the Department of Labor issued proposed regulations that would result in significant changes to white-collar exemptions and […]