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.