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    David Fortney has joined APTMetrics and the Society for Human Resource Management in the development of a new podcast series.  The series features four recorded conversations about employers’ background screening practices between APTMetrics’ President and CEO Kathleen Lundquist, Ph.D. and Mr. Fortney.   The series was produced by the Society for Human Resource Management.

    The Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division will be publishing in the Federal Register on October 9, 2014 an announcement that its final rule extending the protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act to most home health care workers will become effective on January 1, 2015, but that employers will have a reprieve for the first six months after the regulations become effective, from January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015, as the DOL will not bring any enforcement action against an employer during that period of time.  However, employers need to prepare for the effects of these regulations now. For the following six months, from July 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015, the Department will exercise prosecutorial discretion in determining whether to bring enforcement actions, with particular consideration given to the extent to which States and other entities have made good faith efforts to bring their home care programs into compliance with the FLSA since promulgation of the Final Rule.

    10/7/2014 UPDATE:  The DOL has published its final regulations in the Federal Register. 

    The Department of Labor ("DOL") announced today that it will issue final regulations to implement Executive Order 13658, "Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors," which was signed by President Obama on February 12, 2014. The final regulations will require the payment of $10.10 per hour to covered employees working on most government contracts.


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  Wage and Hour Defense Institute

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thumb_mar14FELI Newsletter (September 2014)

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