The world of Human Resources and Payroll news

HR Article Roundup—September 18, 2015

The world of Human Resources and Payroll news

It’s not easy to keep up with the constantly changing landscape of Human Resources. So we combed the best resources online to bring you the latest news and developments in the Human Resources and Payroll world. Stay on top of the information you need to know.

Strong Reactions to Requiring Contractors to Give Paid Leave

Via SHRM. President Obama signed an executive order that grants seven days of sick leave to Federal contractors. What does this mean for employers—especially small firms—and what are the wider repercussions?

OFCCP Finalizes Pay Transparency Rule

Via Bloomberg BNA. The Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced that federal contractors and subcontractors are now prohibited from barring pay disclosure. The move is intended to prevent pay discrimination and enable employees to bargain for fair wages. But is the new rule even needed?

Overtime Crisis Nearing: 6 Steps to Avoid Pitfalls

Via HRMorning. The Department of Labor is getting ready to implement new changes to overtime exemption rules, and you will have very little time to adapt to the new regulations. Find out how to prepare.

Overtime Angst: New Rules from the U.S. Department of Labor up the Ante in Employer Liability, Change Classifications

Via Crain’s Detroit Business. The Department of Labor has issued two new rules that could make more than 5 million salaried employees eligible for overtime pay. What does this mean for you, and what are the legal ramifications?

With Video: APA Works to Resolve Issues with Commuter Benefits

Via Pay News Now. The APA is asking Congress to raise the cap on commuter benefit plans and to apply it equally and permanently. The goal is to eliminate the administrative burden and uncertainty that comes with having the benefits renewed each year.

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