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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Gear Up for These Top 5 Compliance Challenges in 2016

As we usher in a new year, it’s time to turn our attention to the HR and employment law issues emerging for 2016. Last year was especially robust for legal developments that made a direct impact on employers, and 2016 is expected to be just as active. This pace of changes, coupled with many government agencies setting aggressive enforcement agendas, means every employer needs to be aware and ready.

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These Federal Labor Law Posting Changes May Impact Your Business in 2016

If 2016 is anything like the past year, we can expect a steady pace of labor law posting changes – most certainly on the state level and, based on ongoing developments, on the federal level, too.

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What’s Behind the Spike in FLSA Lawsuits?

Would it surprise you to learn that FLSA litigation is at an all-time high? Currently, wage and law litigation produces more rulings than any other type of workplace class action. Further, whereas these lawsuits were once concentrated in certain geographic regions, they’re now emerging in nearly every state and across all industries.

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How the SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Impacts LGBTQ Employees

On June 26, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that requires all states to recognize and issue licenses for same-sex marriages. The decision is one of the most significant changes to constitutional law in many years, and its impact is far-reaching, including implications for employers.

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New Overtime Proposals Could Expand Coverage to Millions of Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently released its long-awaited proposal to change overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). If the new regulations are adopted, the weekly salary threshold will increase from $455 to the current 40th percentile of weekly earnings for full-time salaried employees, or $970. These proposed changes could affect nearly 11 million workers. As an employer, here’s what you need to know.

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