Obama Administration’s Final Flurry of Labor Initiatives has Critics Crying Foul About Compliance Costs
06 December, 2016
Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds
President Obama has spent the last year of his presidency focused on enforcing labor measures that generally favor workers. The most notable of these initiatives include the wide-ranging overtime rule and an executive order expanding disclosure requirements for federal contractors. Citing high cost...
BREAKING NEWS: U.S. District Court Granted Preliminary Injunction on FLSA Overtime Rule
23 November, 2016
Estimated time to read: 30 seconds
Less than two weeks before the FLSA overtime new rule was slated to go into effect, a federal judge at the U.S. District Court in Texas blocked the policy. Judge Amos L. Mazzant III issued the surprising decision on Tuesday after 21 states and a long list of businesses filed lawsuits that would chal...
What to Do When Cloud Security Is Compromised
22 November, 2016
Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds
A compromised network is a stressful event for any organization. It can feel like a complete loss of control, causing feelings of uncertainty about what to do next. Prepare now for what you’ll do if your company experiences a cloud security breach. Don’t Panic It can be easy to get swept up in the...
Five years in the making, controversial ‘persuader’ rule stopped just four days short of finish line
26 July, 2016
Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds
On June 27, a federal district court judge in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the Labor Department’s controversial “persuader” rule that was scheduled to take effect July 1. This eleventh-hour stoppage was a major victory for the many states, business groups and employers th...
The New Overtime Rule: What It Requires, Whom It Affects
28 June, 2016
Estimated time to read: 2 minutes
The Labor Department’s new overtime rule—released in May and scheduled to take effect on Dec. 1—extends the Fair Labor Standards Act’s protections to most salaried workers who earn less than $47,476 a year ($913 a week). The move will expand FLSA coverage to an estimated 4.2 million workers who earn...