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Proposed Overtime Rules Could be Disastrous

Proposed Overtime Rules Could be Disastrous

This week, the U.S. Department of Labor is unveiling highly-anticipated overtime rules that would drastically increase the number of employees that must be paid overtime, regardless of duties or managerial position.

DOL to Release Independent Contractor Guidance

David Weil, Administrator of the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division, recently stated that his office is preparing to release guidance addressing how to assess whether a worker is properly classified as an independent contractor.

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Forthcoming Overtime Rules Subject of House Hearing

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing today to discuss the forthcoming rule from the Department on Labor on overtime and its likely impact on the business community.

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Overtime Rules to be Unveiled

The Department of Labor is expected soon to unveil proposed overtime rules that likely would further restrict employers from exempting certain employees from overtime pay.

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Obama Vetoes House Bill on “Ambush” Elections

In an expected move, President Barack Obama last week vetoed a Congressional measure designed to block a potentially destructive new rule from the National Labor Relations Board.

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Small Business Congress Early-Bird Deadline Extended

NSBA has just extended to Jan. 26 its early-bird discount deadline for the 2015 Small Business Congress, held in Phoenix, Arizona Feb. 19-20, where attendees will explore the intersection economic policy and business best practices.

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New Congressional Committee Leadership

The Republican gains in the House and shift of leadership from Democratic to Republican in the Senate have ushered in a new spate of Committee chairs and ranking members.

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Elections Analysis: Labor and Health Care

The shift in the Congressional balance of power has the potential to change the dynamic on issues related to the workforce.

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NLRB Pushes Back Against Arbitration

Recently, a NLRB judge against UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s employee arbitration agreement requiring employees to go through individual arbitration vs. a class action suit.

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NLRB Case Redefines Joint Employer Standard

The NLRB is reviewing the standard for deciding when a business under contractual arrangements is deemed a joint employer of workers employed by another business – which could make businesses more responsible for sub-contracted workers.

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