Susan E. Prince, JD, is a Legal Editor for BLR’s human resources and employment law publications. Ms. Prince has several 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.
Video: Watch Susan's recent video on overtime and sales employees.
The federal Department of Labor’s (DOL) Home Care Final Rule, which was supposed to become effective on January 1, 2015, is on hold. The DOL is appealing two decisions by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that vacated the DOL’s Home Care Final Rule.
The federal Department of Labor (DOL) will be releasing proposed changes to the overtime regulations within the next few weeks. These regulations will increase the number of employees nationwide who qualify for overtime.
The United States Supreme Court has handed down a unanimous decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, that employers do not need to pay employees for time employees spend in post-shift security screenings under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2015. Our new map shows the states that are increasing their minimum wages, including the new rate and amount of the increase.
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