Tag Archives: regulation

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

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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 →

Winding down the business of the U.S. independent contractor

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The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has been busy issuing new guidance on the entire independent contractor classification system. Continue reading →

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

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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 →

Paid family leave: A U.S. culture shift?

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There is growing support in the U.S. for more substantial paid family leave beyond the unpaid weeks required under the FMLA. What should companies consider? Continue reading →

U.K. pay equity passes another milestone–With implications this year

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The countdown to the proposed introduction of the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2016 (the ‘Regulations’) in October has passed another milestone. On 12 February, the government published its response to the feedback from last year’s consultation … Continue reading →

Collateral Damage to Reputation: The Fight Back Continues

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I’ve blogged before about the risk of collateral damage to reputation for individuals caught up in regulatory enforcement activity involving their employers. Now a new and successful challenge has been made by a manager of a major investment bank against … Continue reading →

PPACA Continues to Evolve: Automatic Enrollment Gone, Is Cadillac Tax Next?

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Margaret Thatcher is reputed to have said, “I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.”  Perhaps that is the right model for employers to consider when it comes to changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable … Continue reading →

PPACA Update: Extensions are Over, Penalties Await Late Filers

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Most employers that sponsor group medical plans (all applicable large employers and those smaller employers that self-fund their plans) have a new reporting obligation for 2016 under the PPACA. The IRS means it this time — no more delays. It’s … Continue reading →

Employers Be Prepared – Updates to the Overtime Exemptions are Changing

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

The Cadillac Tax is Politically Unpopular – So is Repeal a “Done” Deal?

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Willis is a member of the Alliance to Fight the 40 – the reference is to the 40% excise tax on so-called “Cadillac” plans that is part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The Alliance used that … Continue reading →