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New Year’s Resolutions For Your Employee Handbook

Employee handbook updates are a decidedly unglamorous chore, and, just like dusting your baseboards, it’s a chore that can be put off, until, that is, the in-laws (i.e., government regulators or Plaintiff’s counsel) come around with white gloves and black…

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we not only pay tribute to a remarkable individual but also honor the enduring legacy of a leader whose impact on civil rights and social justice resonates to this day. It’s a…

Bonuses: How Bonuses Impact Regular Rate for Non-Exempt Personnel

As the year comes to a close, many employers are awarding or planning to award bonuses to employees. While bonuses are a great way to attract and retain employees, they can also create complex issues when it comes to non-exempt…

Remembering Lyndel L. Erwin 1940-2023

In 1998, Lyndel Erwin retired from his longtime position as a District Director for the Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, and began a second career as a consultant at our firm in 2000. For the next 23 years,…

Thoughts About The UAW Strike On The Big Three

Why the strike? Much of the news is focused on pay and benefits, with the UAW (“U Ain’t Workin’) initially seeking a 40% increase over four years, the elimination of the two-tier wage system, adding a defined benefit plan, adding…

DOL Proposes Boost of FLSA Exempt Employee Threshold to $55,000

Today, the Department of Labor issued its long-awaited proposed rule modifying the standards for classifying employees as exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  To qualify for one of the white-collar exemptions (executive, administrative or professional),…