Category Archives: Labor Department

‘Tis the Season for internship programs — are they harming or helping your business?

During the summer, organizations across the country rely on interns to perform work that they would ordinarily pay an employee to perform. In years past, this practice was widely accepted as employers would argue that the interns were receiving invaluable training in exchange for their free labor, while the interns...
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Labor Department doubles overtime pay threshold for full-time employees

The Labor Department has finalized and announced its final rule to increase the salary threshold for overtime coverage from $23,660 to $47,476.  The Department expects that the new rule will extend coverage to nearly 5 million workers, who will see either a wage hike or a reduction in hours worked....
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