HR News Update! Final Overtime Rule Raises the Salary Minimum to $35,568 beginning January 1, 2020

The Department of Labor has issued a long-anticipated final rule to the overtime regulations within the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Effective January...

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Safety critical as numbers of younger, millennial workers increase

Millennials will overtake baby boomers in 2019 as the largest U.S. population group, according to government data analyzed by the Pew Research Center. The...

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The Sixth Circuit offers employers guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act's 'Interactive Process'

On November 30, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in a published decision, offered guidance to employers regarding the...

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What employers need to know about ICE raids

Reports of raids by the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, is all over the news. ICE has conducted raids at various places of employment...

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Food allergies are on the rise; employers should take notice

I am in the process of planning my son’s fourth birthday party and a mother of one of the children invited asked me to accommodate her son’s peanut...

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‘Summer Fridays’ at work becoming popular among employers

More employers and organizations now offer employees an option to leave early on Fridays or take the whole day off during traditional summer months from...

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Workers value employer-provided financial guidance

Last month we learned that although general retirement confidence by several measures has improved a lot in recent years, many Americans are still worried...

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Be aware of restrictions when hiring minors this summer

Memorial Day and end of school signify the beginning of the summer season so you may be looking to hire minor employees as temporary help in the coming...

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Training and permits required for all forklift drivers

Did you know that every employee who operates a forklift at your place of business must be certified to drive a forklift? Did you also know that BCN...

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Should you embrace or ban devices in business meetings?

In the mid 1990’s, cell phones were in a 5-pound bag and could only be used for making phone calls. Laptops had gotten smaller but their capacities were...

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