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Sara Ritter

Sara Ritter, M.A, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is a Senior Human Resources Consultant with the Willis Human Capital Practice. Sara has over 10 years of progressive HR experience and provides human resource consultation to clients of multiple sizes and industries on topics such as HR assessments, leaves of absence, policy and procedure development, employment law compliance, employee relations, performance management and training.

The increasing trend toward pay transparency: EEOC announces changes to EEO-1 report

On September 29, 2016 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced final changes to amend the annual EEO-1 report. Beginning in 2018, not only will applicable employers have to submit demographic information, but employee W-2 wages and hours worked data … Continue reading →

Q&A guide to the final FLSA overtime pay exemption regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued final regulations updating the overtime pay rules that govern the so-called “white collar” exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional (EAP) employees and for certain highly compensated employees (HCEs). These new rules update … Continue reading →

New U.S. overtime regulations – The wait is over!

The DOL's final regulations updating the overtime pay rules, released May 18, primarily focus on updating the salary thresholds needed to qualify as exempt employees, although certain other important changes were also included. Continue reading →

What Will the Overtime Changes Mean for US Employers?

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Employers across the US have been anxiously (albeit nervously) awaiting specifics on updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as directed by President Obama in early 2014. The FLSA (also known as the Wage and Hour Law) regulates minimum … Continue reading →

Employee Engagement During the Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again – THE HOLIDAYS! In the United States, the holiday season begins around Thanksgiving at the end of November and runs roughly through New Year’s Day in January. Family celebrations, shopping, gifts…and a lot of … Continue reading →

Employers Be Prepared – Updates to the Overtime Exemptions are Changing

UPDATE:  Employers across the country are still holding their breath, particularly as salary budgeting for 2016 is coming due. Continue reading →

Is it Bullying or is it Harassment? A Liability Either Way

Most human resources practitioners have heard the complaint, “I am being harassed,” and are trained to know what to do when it happens. Generally, it is up to HR or legal counsel to determine if the complaint is truly a … Continue reading →