NEW OVERTIME RULES: READY OR NOT, HERE THEY COME (MAYBE)

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We posted last summer a series of articles on the new overtime rules.  With those rules now going into effect next month (or perhaps not – keep reading), a short summary seems like a timely exercise. Florida has no overtime law of its own.  So many local business owners may feel unconcerned.  That would be a mistake.  Federal rules apply … Read More

OVERTIME PART 3

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As we discussed in our last two posts, overtime law is not only complex, it is also largely in the hands of the rule-making arm of the United States Department of Labor.  Another point worth making is that the DOL does not hesitate to go down into the weeds when dealing with overtime.  Of course it will define in some … Read More

OVERTIME PART 2

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Our last blog built on the Department of Labor’s new rules on overtime to remind business owners of some basic principles, and warn of some pitfalls. A recent Supreme Court decision highlighted another set of shoals in the legal waters of Overtime Bay.  Once a company becomes subject to the Fair Labor Standard Act or FLSA, it has record-keeping duties … Read More

OVERTIME RULE CHANGES: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

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It has been a couple of weeks since the Department of Labor finalized new rules for overtime compensation.  In our 24/7 news cycle, those changes stayed on the front pages for a couple of hours.  And yet, they will have repercussions for millions of employees and thousands of businesses. Impactful as those changes may be, most smaller businesses do not … Read More

ENDLESS OVERSIGHT (OR HOW BIG BROTHER IS STILL WATCHING YOU)

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Executive action is a hallmark of every administration, even more so in a divided government.  So it should be no surprise that 2015 was, and 2016 will be, buzzing with activity by administrative agencies.  The DOL proposed new overtime rules; the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau changed rules for real estate closing and is considering going around Congress to limit some … Read More