Around the Web: The Latest HR and Payroll News You Need to Know


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.

Answers About Paying Employees When Disaster Strikes

Via SHRMWhat do you owe your employees when a natural disaster closes your business? Some companies don’t pay their staff for the time that the business is shut down. But is that legal? Here are 9 facts you should know about paying employees when disaster strikes.

How the New OT Regs Are Pushing Technology Back to the Industrial Age

Via LinkedIn PulseOn July 6, President Obama proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act that would make any employee who earns less than $50,400 eligible for overtime pay. What are the implications for tech companies?

What Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 Would Actually Mean in Every State

From The Washington PostSeattle recently raised the minimum wage to $15 per hour and New York is considering making the same move. But raising the minimum wage has different significance in different states. What would it mean if the national minimum wage were raised to $15 per hour?

New Year, Same Story: 2016 Forecast Is for Another Year of 3% Raises

From ERE MediaTowers Watson is reporting that pay raises are holding steady in the U.S. at 3%, for the third year in a row. Is this cause for celebration or a reason for concern? Find out what the implications are.

Stay Legal When Tackling Exempt Workers’ Tardiness, Poor Attendance

Via HR HeroCan you dock employees’ pay if they’re continually late to work? What are some good (and legal!) methods to curb the habit? Find out what one group of attorneys advises.

Video: What New Overtime Pay Rules Mean for Workers and Employers

From PBS News HourWatch what industry analysts have to say about President Obama’s proposed overtime rules, both for and against.

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