Emtrain Blog

The DOL's overtime rule is on hold – what do we do now?

Posted by Allison Baker

November 30, 2016

A week before the DOL’s new overtime rule would have been effective, a judge placed a nationwide hold on the law.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Wage-and-Hour

Webinar Q&A: Wage and Hour Law Compliance

Posted by Allison Baker

August 15, 2016

During our recent Top 10 Wage & Hour Risks in California webinar, we gave attendees the opportunity to ask wage and hour lawyer and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius partner, Melinda Riechert, and Emtrain's President, Janine Yancey, about wage and hour law including properly classifying employees, meal and rest breaks, PTO, and other compliance-related questions.

Check out their answers and, if you have any additional questions, you'll have an opportunity to ask your own questions at the bottom of the page.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Legal, Wage-and-Hour, misclassification

Manage Your Wage and Hour Violation Risk with Our Free Toolkit

Posted by Allison Baker

August 10, 2016

With the new DOL overtime rule going into effect and employee misclassification violations on the rise, wage and hour issues will be a focus for many HR departments this year. 

How do you plan to manage your wage and hour violation risk this year? 

To help manage your risk for wage and hour violations, we put together a free Wage & Hour Toolkit. This toolkit has everything you need to help you manage common wage and hour issues from misclassification to ensuring that your employees take proper meal and rest breaks:

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Topics: HR Compliance, Wage-and-Hour, Employment Law, misclassification

Download Your Free California Wage and Hour Guide

Posted by Allison Baker

August 3, 2016

When we asked the attendees of our Top 10 Wage & Hour Risks in California webinar which wage and hour issue they were most concerned about, most of them named employee misclassification issues as their top concern.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Wage-and-Hour, Employment Law, misclassification

How to Comply with the DOL's New Overtime Rule [Podcast]

Posted by Allison Baker

May 31, 2016

We know you're busy. Really busy. But, you still need to know to comply with the DOL's new overtime rule by December 1, 2016.

So, we created a quick, digestible, and delightful podcast episode to tell you everything you need to know about the new rule that affects employers with employees who make less than $48,000.  

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Topics: HR, HR Compliance, Wage-and-Hour, Employment Law

News Flash: How to Comply with the DOL's New Overtime Rule

Posted by Janine Yancey

May 19, 2016

  • Final overtime rule published 
  • Employers have until December 1st to comply 
  • Important for employers who have knowledge workers or managers who earn less than $48K per year
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Topics: HR Compliance, Wage-and-Hour, Employment Law

30 Day Employee Onboarding Checklist [Free Download]

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

March 7, 2016

During our Top 5 Onboarding Strategies for 2016 webinar, we asked attendees how long their onboarding process is.

63% of those surveyed said their onboarding process lasted less than one week. Yikes!

Steve Cadigan, former VP of Talent at LinkedIn, said that "employee onboarding isn't an orientation, it's an experience. A structured and consistent experience that lasts more than the first few days."

To help you build a more structured and consistent onboarding process that nurtures a healthy workplace culture, download your free 30 Day Onboarding checklist. 

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Topics: HR, HR Compliance, Laws & Regulations, Wage-and-Hour

Employment Status Worksheet: Independent Contractor or Employee?

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

February 1, 2016

 

Employee misclassification and wage & hour issues are top of mind for HR professionals in 2016.

In fact, 70% of those surveyed during our recent webinar indicated that wage & hour and employee misclassification issues are at the top of their list of concerns in 2016.

Due to the rise of the on-demand economy, it's become increasingly difficult to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee.

Misclassification claims and lawsuits will rise in 2016 as the courts continue to grapple with the legal gray area of an on-demand economy.

Use this free Employee Classification Worksheet, along with the Worker Classification Checklist, to help you properly classify your workers as independent contractors (IC) or employees (EE).

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Topics: HR, HR Compliance, Laws & Regulations, Wage-and-Hour

Worker Classification Checklist: Independent Contractor vs Employee

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

January 27, 2016

 

During our Employment Law Essentials in 2016 webinar, we asked attendees which employment law risk areas they are most worried about this year.

70% of those surveyed indicated that wage & hour and employee misclassification issues are at the top of their list of concerns in 2016.

To protect your organization from misclassification claims and lawsuits, use this free worker classification checklist to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee.

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Topics: HR, HR Compliance, Laws & Regulations, Wage-and-Hour

Employment Law Updates in 2016: Q&A with Phyllis Cheng

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

January 26, 2016

During our recent webinar, we gave attendees the opportunity to ask employment law expert Phyllis Cheng about employment law updates in 2016.

Here are the top attendee questions with answers from Phyllis Cheng, DLA Piper partner and former Director of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing.


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Topics: HR Compliance, Legal, Wage-and-Hour, Employment Law