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New Overtime Rules on Hold: Now What?

Dec 5, 2016 1:55:59 PM

On November 22nd, a federal judge in Texas placed an injunction on the new Department of Labor (DOL) overtime regulations, which were slated to go into effect on December 1, 2016. The judge ruled that the DOL likely overstepped its rule making authority by raising the salary threshold as high as it did and by implementing the automatic increase every three years.

The Justice Department appealed the injunction on Dec. 1, but many believe the Trump administration is unlikely to pursue the appeal.

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FLSA Overtime Changes: Policies and Practices to Review for Dec. 1st

Nov 18, 2016 4:42:41 PM

Have you reviewed your policies and practices in light of the upcoming FLSA overtime changes? 

Reclassified employees may have to follow procedures and policies that didn’t apply to them before—or that you didn’t have. Changing habits can be a challenge, but changing those of your formerly exempt employees with respect to hours worked and tracked is critical to preventing wage and hour violations. 

Newly non-exempt employees are likely used to “running the clock” after hours. They may be in the habit of responding to work email, finishing up projects, taking client calls, or engaging in other work tasks during non-work hours. It’s therefore advisable that your policies are clear about expectations and the organization’s commitment to recording all time worked by nonexempt employees.

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New OSHA Electronic Reporting Required in 2017

Oct 20, 2016 2:01:37 PM

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a new final rule revising its regulation on Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. The new rule will require certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data. It also adds emphasis on prohibiting employers from discouraging employees from making an injury and illness report.

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An Integrated Approach to Employer Compliance

Oct 3, 2016 6:47:59 PM

In order to effectively manage a club, decisions have to be made on a daily basis involving employees and how to manage them. Clubs take on the same risk as a large business when it comes to labor law compliance, but many do not have the same resources to confidently face evolving regulatory compliance, and many are finding liability for non-compliance costly.

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How are seasonal workers treated under "Play or Pay"?

Sep 6, 2016 8:33:52 AM

Question: Our club has a regular full-time workforce of approximately 40 employees. This year, we're planning to hire more full-time seasonal employees. How do we determine whether doing so will subject us to the Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) employer shared responsibility rules?

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Go Mobile! Empower your Staff to Clock In with Ease

Aug 3, 2016 10:04:42 AM

Beginning in December, salaried overtime exempt employees whose pay fall below the $47,476 (administrative) and $134,004 (executive) pay threshold, will be entitled to overtime pay due to the soon-to-be higher income threshold.  For these salaried workers who will be affected by the new overtime pay requirements, it’s important to begin tracking their actual hours worked now to ensure that the hours:

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Prepare for Impact:Steps to Survive New Overtime Pay Rules

Jul 6, 2016 6:14:34 PM

Starting December 1, new overtime rules kick in that will make millions more employees qualify for
overtime pay.

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Doomsday Prepper's Guide to New Overtime Pay Law

Jun 3, 2016 7:17:04 PM

2016= Droughts, Chinch Bugs, and Overtime Pay Rules: Preparation for all seasons.

Starting December 1, new overtime rules kick in that will qualify millions more workers for overtime pay.  By dramatically raising the pay threshold determining whether workers are eligible for overtime at a rate of at least one and one-half time their regular pay.  With only a few months of lead time, employers need to take a look at their operations and decide how to incorporate these changes.

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Is Your Club Tip Pool Legal?

May 4, 2016 7:46:38 AM

Does the Department of Labor (DOL) have the authority to enforce rules related to tip pooling if the employer does not take a tip credit?  Yes.  According to the recent ruling in the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, employers cannot require tipped employees to share their tips with un-tipped employees. 

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Attract, Recruit, and Onboard New Hires with Ease

Apr 13, 2016 4:48:16 PM

Studies show each year, nearly 25% of workers go through some type of career transition; particularly in the hospitality industry most new hires decide whether to stay within the first six months on the job.  Replacing a talented club employee can cost two times the worker’s salary, and the monetary value is only part of it. A failed hire impacts your whole team by increased workload, poor morale and overall job satisfaction.

First impressions matter, starting with recruitment to making your new employee feel confident to work at their fullest potential from day one.  By implementing a systematic hiring and onboarding process you can improve the success rate of your new hires assimilation with your club’s culture, increase time-to-productivity, and decrease turnover. Here are some steps to help you hire and retain your best staff:

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