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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Investigators now coming after you … in disguise

One government agency has just taken the wraps off a new way its officials intend to enforce employment laws. If this tactic spreads, it could be very costly for employers. New York City employers are...
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Millennials more susceptible to depression than other generations: Study

It’s no surprise that depression is a leading cause of workers seeking help from their companies’ employee assistance programs. But you might be shocked to hear which group is most often affected:...
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The evolution of job interviews (INFOGRAPHIC)

We could write tens of thousands of words on how the job interview process has changed since the dawn of employment. Instead, here’s what the evolution looked like.  Video interview software maker...
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Careful — ignoring oral complaints can get you in big legal trouble

Quick tip: An oral complaint about an alleged employment law violation is just as valid as an official, written one.   We recently saw confirmation of that in Greathouse v. JHS Security Inc. A look...
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What employment law violations got this owner 3 years in jail?

Meet Miguel Castro, 44, of Uniontown, OH. He was just sentenced to 33 months in prison after being found guilty of charges resulting from investigations by the Department of Homeland Security and the...
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