The HR Specialist

Don’t expect a quick ruling when challenged on whether and employee has been properly classified as exempt or nonexempt.

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The Obama administration wants more money for wage-and-hour enforcement next year, even as it asks for less funding overall for the Department of Labor.

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The EEOC handled 89,385 charges of workplace discrimination in fiscal year 2015.

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With more than half of employees reporting that benefits are a top consideration when deciding to accept a job, employers are raising the bar on the perks they offer.

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has launched an enforcement initiative on the West Coast aimed at ensuring workers at fast food establishments are being paid the proper minimum wage and receiving overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours per week.

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Serving in the military and raising a family haven’t always been compatible, especially during times of international conflict and repeat deployments overseas.

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Reflecting the steep drop in gas prices, the IRS’ standard mileage rate decreases to 54 cents a mile from 57.5 cents a mile for 2016.

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Here’s a new worry for employers: “Ghost” employees who receive paychecks and benefits but never actually show up for work.

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The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Feb. 13 could affect the outcome of close cases that have already been argued but not yet decided, including one that could determine the future of government employees’ unions.

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When an employee reports sexual harassment that may place her in physical danger, act immediately. Do everything you can to keep the complaining employee safe. Only then should you start investigating.

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