New FLSA overtime rules: Hard numbers show what they could cost you

The DOL is changing the compensation game. It’s rewriting the FLSA’s overtime exemption rules in an effort to make more employees overtime-eligible. What’s this going to cost employers?  Oxford...
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Obamacare is raising costs by how much? Survey shows expected impact

The name, “The Affordable Care Act,” doesn’t seem to be doing President Obama’s signature piece of legislation any favors. It appears to have made the law the brunt of employers’...
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A positive program gets a $100K kick in the face

This is how a good idea can turn out badly.   Seems that restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday posted an internal announcement within a nine-state region (Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri,...
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A field guide to the weirdest ways employees quit their jobs

If anybody understands how bizarre human behavior can be, it’s HR pros. So for your entertainment, here’s a compilation of head-scratchers from the “I Quit” archives.   Make no...
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How IT and HR Departments From Facebook Use Custom Apps

Hear how Facebook uses the Salesforce1 Platform to build critical HR apps for their employees. You’ll also get the inside track from our own Salesforce HR team as they share how IT has helped them...
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Labor Department Proposes Guidance to Implement Fair Pay, Safety Executive Order

Federal contractors, take note. The U.S. Department of Labor today issued proposed guidance on enforcement of an executive order signed last summer by President Obama requiring all government contractors...
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Executive Brief: The 4 Es of Employee Engagement

The connection between engagement and higher performance is well established in nationwide and global surveys. Simply put, engaged employees go the extra mile to get the job done. And yet, Gallup tells...
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DOJ, Contractor Settle Citizenship Bias Charges

A federal subcontractor in Bethesda, Maryland, has settled U.S. Department of Justice claims that it engaged in hiring discrimination in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act. According to DOL...
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Honor Returning Veterans by Hiring Them

On this Memorial Day, the day set aside to remember the soldiers who have died in our country’s wars, let’s honor their memory by giving their returning comrades a fair shot at gainful employment. Wal...
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Religious-Freedom Bill Spat Continues in La.

As of now, companies in Louisiana that want to deny services to gays and lesbians do so at their own legal risk–at least that’s what the state’s proponents of a “religious freedom”...
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