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Late Release of Overtime Rule Could Mean Short Implementation Period
The Department of Labor will not release its final rule revising which workers are and are not eligible for overtime until late 2016. That suggests the time between publication of the final rule and its effective date will be short.

IRS Is on a Messaging Mission: Make ACA Reporting Top-of-Mind
The IRS is in education overdrive to help HR professionals pinpoint needed compliance information as they get ready to distribute the new Affordalbe Care Act (ACA) forms due to employees at the end of January--at the same time W-2s are distributed. Bookmark these pages for Form 1095-C guidance, and to give feedback to the IRS on its new e-filing system.

Supreme Court Case May Spark More Class Actions
The pendulum may be swinging back toward favoring plaintiffs in wage and hour class actions in a case where statistics figure prominently.

Employee Relations
Employers Sued Over On-Demand Scheduling
On-demand scheduling is unfair and unlawful, according to an employee attorney who is suing major retailers in an attempt to stop the practice.

Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid with Employee Handbooks
Employee handbooks are make-or-break road maps for organizations. Avoid these top 10 mistakes.

OSHA Issues Draft Guidance on Anti-Retaliation Training
The Volkswagen emissions scandal illustrates the need for whistle-blower anti-retaliation programs.

Safety & Security
Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite
When employees come to work with any highly communicable condition, like bedbugs, send them home.


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