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What’s New for 2017?

Thu December 1, 2016 Publications

State minimum wage increases. Florida’s minimum wage increases on January 1, 2017, to $8.10 per hour and tipped minimum wage increases to $5.08 per hour. Both the federal and the state minimum wages are required to be posted at work in an area for employees to easily see. Additionally, employers […]

New Overtime Rules Unlikely to Be Delayed

Tue November 1, 2016 Publications

Last month, twenty-one states sued the US Department of Labor challenging the implementation of new modernized overtime rules which promise to expand overtime eligibility to 5 million workers, including nearly all salaried employees who earn up to $47,476. Hours later, in the same federal court, fifty business groups, including the […]

Livestreaming Pokemon At Work

Thu September 1, 2016 Publications

With the rapid changes in social media and the addition of livestreaming video, it seems impossible to keep workplace policies up to date. But, that doesn’t mean you should not try. Consider Facebook Live which launched in April 2016 with an aggressive push to get regular users to watch and […]

A Double-Dip Of Paid Parental Leave, Anyone?

Sun May 1, 2016 Publications

On April 5, San Francisco became the first U.S. city to guarantee new parents time off that is fully paid to provide care for their new child. While the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) has long required that employers with 50 or more employees provide 12 weeks of […]