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After a series of rulings dismissing overtime claims that didn’t specify exact alleged overtime worked, word is likely to get out that there’s a new, convenient way to track those hours.
Many would-be leaders fall into the trap of treating their decisions as moving targets, wavering after setting a direction or backing away from a commitment, leaving employees in a muddle. Do you?
When leading a change campaign, there's a sensible way you and your team can withstand forces beyond your control and keep advancing toward your goal.

Your boss holds the keys to your next pay raise, that potential promotion and even whether you can take a vacation this summer. Do your best to foster a positive relationship with the person who has so much influence over your future.

Business models that lean heavily on independent contractors are tempting a DOL investigation. Might you be in a targeted industry?

Even if you make a great argument for why you should earn more money, your employer may be unable or unwilling to increase your pay. But there are workarounds.

A potential star walks in the door, looks at the entry-level work, and balks. You don’t want to damper the newcomer’s enthusiasm, but you can’t assign work that is above the person’s skill level. What do you do?

As this case shows, running new background checks on your current staff is not, by itself, a discriminatory act. Just make sure you set clear standards on how you will react to the results.

If your career is stalling, or you want to put yourself in the best position possible to receive a raise or promotion, it’s time to look hard at yourself and the things you do.
Realizing they're more about culture and relationships can help you understand those politics better and manage them to your advantage.
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