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Exemptions? From What? Minimum Wage? Overtime Regs? This is what the Overtime (OT) talk over the last few years has been about: some exemption regulations were re-written and proposed by the U.S. Dept. of Labor in the Obama administration but were presented publicly as “Overtime regulations”...

Any HR pro will tell you that in the 80 years of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) law, “overtime” (OT) cases have been making it to the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) with some regularity. I’ve mentioned it before, but by comparison, the 3rd amendment to the constitution has yet to have a case based on a Third Amendment argument make it to SCOTUS.

The formal comment period has come and gone now for a proposed new federal rule that could open the door for employers to pay the premiums for employees’ individual health plans.  (See earlier ETC story here:  New Federal Rule Could Open Door for Employer Paid...

HR professionals can sit this one out because it’s their job to get nerdy about UI, unemployment insurance. This is for the supervisors, managers and owners. A simple HR question was posed in a Q&A forum in another publication:
“We will be terminating an employee who’s been with us only a month. How do I ensure they don’t get unemployment?”