Susan E. Prince, JD, is a Legal Editor for BLR’s human resources and employment law publications. Ms. Prince has 15 years of experience as an attorney and writer in the field of human resources and has published numerous articles on a variety of human resources and employment topics, including compensation, benefits, workers’ compensation, discrimination, work/life issues, termination, and military leave. Ms. Prince also served as an expert on several audio conferences discussing the 2004 changes to the federal regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Before starting her career in publishing, Ms. Prince practiced law for several years in the insurance industry and served as president of a retail sales business. Ms. Prince received her law degree from Vermont Law School.
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A joint employment relationship and the responsibilities that go with it can be very confusing for employers. Just establishing whether or not a joint employment relationship even exists can be a point of contention. Therefore, on January 20, 2016, the federal Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) released Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2016-1: Joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act.
The Federal Department of Labor (DOL) has released guidance on issues regarding the Home Care Final Rule. On December 17, 2015, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued Field Assistance Bulletin 2015-1 to provide guidance on employers taking a credit toward wages under section 3(m) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for lodging provided to employees. The DOL has also provided a set of questions and answers on this topic.
Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2016. Our new map shows the states that are increasing their minimum wages, including the new rate and amount of the increase.
The Department of Labor’s (DOL) final overtime regulations are due out anytime within the next few months. Here are 10 steps employers should take now to prepare for the release of the final regulations.
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