When used strategically, overtime can be a quick way to maximize your team coverage and increase production for your firm. When not used strategically and overtime has out stayed its welcome, it can lead to decreased productivity, quality issues, and burnout. This ultimately leads to disengaged team members and reduced job satisfaction. It’s a slippery slope and the trick is recognizing when overtime is more than just a band-aid to get you through a hump. Here are some things you need to … [Read more...] about Has Overtime Outstayed Its Welcome?
On November 22, 2016, Texas Federal Judge Amos Mazzant issued a preliminary injunction blocking the much anticipated Department of Labor changes in overtime regulations which were to be effective on December 1, 2016. The injunction was imposed nationwide at the request of 21 states, the US Chamber of Commerce and other business groups. Judge Mazzant stated that the Department of Labor overstepped its authority and that the new proposed rules resulted in “a much more drastic change.” He also … [Read more...] about Federal Judge Blocks Department of Labor Rule on Overtime Pay
Last month, the Department of Labor passed new Overtime Rules that could have a far-reaching and major impact on American businesses, including law firms. But what does this really mean for employers, and what do you need to consider to remain compliant with the law? What is the FLSA?* In 1938, the FLSA (or Fair Labor Standards Act) was passed to establish minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping and youth employment standards affecting full time and part time workers in the private … [Read more...] about Are You Ready for the Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rules?