Labor Department Issues Final Rule on Calculating 'Regular Rate' of Pay

This is the first time in 50 years that the DOL has updated the FLSA definition of the regular rate of pay Read More

H-1B, L-1 Visa Reforms on Tap for 2020

The Trump administration plans to move forward in 2020 with new regulations redefining key aspects of the H-1B and L-1 visa programs, rescinding employment authorization for certain spouses of H-1B workers and restricting or even eliminating work-training programs for foreign-born students with F-1 visas. Read More

Take Precautions When Planning Company Holiday Parties

Providing employees with the opportunity to socialize with co-workers in a relaxing environment is an excellent way to improve employee morale," Read More

It's Time to Prep for ACA Reporting in 2020

Employers subject to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) must distribute 1095 reporting forms to employees and transmit copies of these forms to the IRS early in 2020. Read More

3 Things Employers Should Consider Before Cyber Monday

Over two-thirds of employees plan to shop online while at work during the holiday season Read More

Is the Shorter Workweek for Everyone?

In August, Microsoft Japan experimented with a four-day workweek for its 2,300 employees. They were given five Fridays off, with no reduction in pay. Productivity rose nearly 40 percent. Read More

7 Labor Department Priorities for 2020

Deregulation has been a major priority for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) during President Donald Trump's administration, and the federal government wants to make processes less burdensome for employers, according to DOL officials. Read More

Should Military Spouses Have to Sacrifice Their Careers?

In 2017, the unemployment rate for active duty military spouses was 9.4 percent, compared to 3.6 percent for the country overall and 3.5 percent for veterans Read More

What’s the Difference Between a ‘Good’ Job and a ‘Bad’ Job?

Fewer than half of U.S. workers have "good" jobs, according to a new Gallup study that rated "good," "mediocre" and "bad" jobs based on 10 dimensions that included pay, benefits, job security and sense of purpose. Read More

9th Circuit Blocks Trump Administration Contraceptive Rules

A panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court's order blocking two Trump administration rules that would exempt employers with "sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions" from being required to provide female employees with contraceptives at no cost under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Read More