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Overtime Rule Struck Down

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More than 4 million employees are no longer eligible for overtime pay. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant has ruled in favor of over 55 business groups that challenged an Obama administration rule to raise the minimum exemption salary to $47,476, doubling the previous exemption salary. It is likely that the exemption salary will be raised in the future but more …

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Predictive Scheduling Now Required in Oregon

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Oregon became the first state to require predictive scheduling for companies with 500 or more employees in the retail, hospitality, and foodservice industries, according to HR Dive. The bill was signed into law on August 8th and was effective immediately. Employers must now post schedules at least a week in advance. Employers who change their workers’ schedules on short notice …

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Are You Going to Lose Your Government Contracts in 2018?

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By the end of 2017, government contractors and subcontractors will have to comply with regulations safeguarding unclassified Covered Defense Information (CDI) or they will lose their federal contracts. The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.204-7008 and 252.204-7012 are part of the U.S. government’s heightened focus on cybersecurity threats.  As a result, there are 109 controls issued by the National …

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Ohio Close to Launching New Jobs Plan

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In Ohio, 64% of jobs will require a degree by 2020. To bridge the gap between education and the needs of Ohio companies, Governor John Kasich created the Office of Workforce Transformation. After five years of planning, Kasich has submitted a budget for implementation next year, which currently awaits the state government’s stamp of approval. By 2020, jobs in Ohio …

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California Picks Up Where Blocked Federal Overtime Bill Left Off

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California lawmakers introduced a bill to increase the salary for overtime exemption to $47,476. A similar bill was blocked by federal lawmakers last year. The Golden State is now attempting to pass its own bill to increase exemption rates, even though increases have already been scheduled for the next five years. Some say that pushing this bill forward is California’s …

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Acosta Wins Committee Vote for Labor Secretary

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Labor Secretary nominee Alexander Acosta squeaked by on a 12-11 vote in the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee last week. The committee voted along party lines, and the next step is Senate approval with a minimum of 52 votes. Acosta will be confirmed with that number if only Republicans vote him in. Acosta is the second contender for Labor …

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Will Trump Overturn Overtime Rule?

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Many industries are waiting to see whether Trump will repeal and replace Obama’s controversial overtime rule or if the new president will do away with the rule completely. The Department of Labor under Obama sought to raise the overtime salary threshold from about $23k to around $47k, which would grant time-and-a-half overtime eligibility to 4 million more workers. However, it …