uman resource professionals were looking ahead to 2019 as early as spring of this year in anticipation of a proposed overtime rule. Our article discussing the proposed rule was the most-read employment law article on SHRM Online for 2018.
Other popular articles for the year covered whether employers can give bad references, how to react when an employee refuses to sign a disciplinary notice, anti-harassment training in New York, whether California employers can still test for marijuana, what to do when no-call/no-show employees reappear and employees who secretly record managers to gather evidence for lawsuits. Here is a summary of the year's top employment law articles.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) intends to issue a proposed rule to announce a new salary threshold for the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA's) white-collar exemptions from overtime pay, but not until 2019. A halted 2016 rule would have doubled the salary threshold, but the new proposal is expected to be less sweeping. Originally, a proposed rule was expected in October...Continue Reading