Fair Labor Standards Act

Employee Rights for Breast Pumping at Work

In the workplace, employees have rights when it comes to pumping during work hours. Mothers should not have to dread going to work and worry about finding a private place to pump. How can employers be accommodating to mothers and ensure they are following the FLSA requirements? A Look at the Laws Unfortunately, not everyone… Read more »


What to Know About Transgender Rights and How It Could Impact Your Business

Change is the word. It’s at the core of the transgender issue and transgender workplace protections.   Who are we talking about? Transgender describes those with a gender description different than what their sex defined for them at birth. Law has defined it to mean a… “…person’s gender-related appearance and behavior whether or not stereotypically… Read more »


Employment Law Changes for 2018 – Part Three

This is the last in our three-part series of Employment Processes for 2018, giving you important information on new laws, bills and policies. Employers, it’s imperative that you stay up-to-date on changes that could greatly effect you and your business. We at RTR Consulting want to make sure that you are prepared when the new… Read more »


Employment Law Changes for 2018 – Part Two

  Employers, have you examined your employment processes for 2018 yet? The new year will be here before you know it and with that comes important updates you must be aware of!   This is part 2 in our three-part series on Employment Law Changes for 2018. We at RTR Consulting want to make sure… Read more »


Employment Law Changes for 2018 – Part One

Happy Almost New Year: Time to Examine Your Employment Processes for 2018   This is the first in a three-blog series with important information employers need to know about new laws, bills and policies.   Employers, have you examined your employment processes for 2018 yet? Start by asking yourself, is my recruitment and selection process… Read more »


New Overtime Pay Rules

The Department announced a Final Rule focused primarily on updating the salary and compensation levels needed for Executive, Administrative and Professional workers to be exempt. For more information, see  http://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime/final2016/. The primary change raises the salary test to a weekly salary $913.00 or annual salary $47,476. The salary test in CA currently is $800.00 per… Read more »


EXEMPT or NON-EXEMPT

The Department of Labor is increasing it’s audit to ensure employers are not misclassifying employees exempt. In addition, they are changing the rules to make more positions classified as non-exempt. Employers should audit their employee classifications to ensure they do not have misclassified employees. Conducting job analysis on for all positions is best way to ensure… Read more »


COMMON WAGE AND HOUR MISTAKES

Employers needs to audit there wage and hour practices to ensure that they are not making mistakes that would cause to violate Employment Law. MISCLASSIFYING NON-EXEMPT EMPLOYEES AS EXEMPT FROM FSLA. Lucrative attorneys’ fees continue to motivate lawyers to file individual and class actions on behalf of improperly classified employees. Two test to qualify for exempt… Read more »