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The Salary Issue


What Should We Do Now to Prepare for the New Overtime Rule Change?

By now you’ve begun processing what the changes to the overtime exemptions might mean in regard to your company’s payroll and employee status. We offer more ideas for planning, communicating, and steps you can take now so you’re ready when the changes take effect at the end of the year. 

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Upcoming Webinars

Thursday, June 9, 8:30 a.m. Pacific

Making Sense of the Department of Labor’s New Exemption Rules

The Department of Labor's new exemption rules are out, but how do they apply to your organization? Join Robin Shea, partner in the national labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP and the ThinkHR team for this enlightening one-hour webinar where you will learn the details of the DOL’s final rule and how this impacts “white collar” exemptions (executive, professional and administrative), the key compliance deadlines you must meet, tips for communicating classification changes to your employees and more. This is a webinar you don't want to miss!

This webinar session is worth 1 HRCI/SHRM credit.




Thursday, May 26, 8:30 a.m. Pacific

What You Should Know When Hiring Summer Interns

While internships can be great for you and students, there are potential legal and administrative pitfalls that many employers overlook. Join the ThinkHR team for this fast-paced 30-minute webinar where we will give you the roadmap for successful summer hires.

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Wednesday, June 1, 8:30 a.m. Pacific

Exploring the ThinkHR Workplace

Join us for a quick overview of the features of Workplace, including ThinkHR Comply, Live, and Learn. 

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What the Best Companies Get Right About Salaries



Pay practices, rather than amounts, may be a bigger factor in retaining top employees according to this article and recent survey. Read about pay transparency practices from top-performing companies for better employee satisfaction.

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FLSA — What Supervisors Need to Know

Learn how to comply with the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). To get started on this 42-minute course, log in to Learn and search FLSA—What Supervisors Need to Know in the Employment Law library.

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Employment Law Alerts

The following jurisdictions have recently had changes to their employment laws and regulations:






District of Columbia






Implementing a Small Business Pay Structure 

Before even beginning to consider any pay changes, take a look at your organization’s pay structure. Don’t have one? Read these tips on how to establish a pay structure that will set your company up for better pay management.

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In the Spotlight: FLSA Exemption Tests

Need more information on the FLSA exemption tests? Find up-to-date information on each in Comply. Go to the Wages & Hours tab and the first dropdown menu, Minimum Wage and Overtime, will take you to the exemption tests and more about the FLSA.

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Ask the Experts

Question: When the new FLSA overtime exemption rules go into effect on December 1, 2016, can bonuses and commissions be used to satisfy the standard salary level test?

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