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Is Your Business at Risk for Fair Labor Standards Act Fines?

US Department of Labor

The new overtime rule, which every employer must comply with by Dec 1, 2016 more then double the current white collar exemption salary threshold to $47,476 per year or $913 a week. ┬áThese new requirements will have a large impact on employers, since it will require them to review employees’ exempt status and update overtime polices in order to┬ácomply with the FLSA overtime rules.

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10 EEOC Tips for your Small Business

TheEqual Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1964 to eradicate discrimination in employment. The Commission enforces various statutes that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, retaliation, age, and disability or protected veteran status.

The EEOC has the authority to investigate charges of discrimination filed against employers who have a statutory minimum number of employees. HR can help avoid costly penalties by following the tips published by the EEOC.

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