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May

20

2016

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Employers: The Basics and the Nitty Gritty of Dealing with New Overtime Rules

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

Employers have read for over a year about the proposed new overtime exemption rules from the Department of Labor (DOL). Finally, on May 18, 2016, the changes to federal overtime exemption law were published by DOL.

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Mar

28

2016

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Clock for New DOL Overtime Exemption Regulations Springs Ahead

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

The clock has been pushed ahead on a possible compliance date for the new Department of Labor (DOL) rule revising the minimum salary level for white collar overtime exemptions.

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Mar

11

2016

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Top 10 Reasons You Need A Will

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

Here's the top 10 reasons you need a will.

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Feb

19

2016

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Is Your Employee Handbook a Ticking Time Bomb?

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

I urge you to do a careful review of your employee handbooks sooner rather than later—when the NLRB, DOL, or EEOC is staring down the barrel of its guns at you.

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Jan

27

2016

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HR Managers Can Help Stem the Tide of Huge Damages

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

According to a January report from the large national employment law firm, Seyfarth-Shaw*, the value of class-based employment-related litigation and enforcement actions reached an all-time high in 2015.

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Jan

8

2016

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Clean House for the New Year on Employee Pay Practices

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

The New Year is a good time to review employee pay practices. Wage and hour lawsuits continue to be the most fertile area for employee claims against employers.

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Dec

30

2015

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Independent Contractor Classification Review: Avoid DOL/IRS/TWC Trouble

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

The fight continues between employers and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and state employment agencies over who can truly be classified as independent contractors. Misclassification can be tragic for employers. Don't let your business be one of the targets.

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Dec

4

2015

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New Overtime Rules' Implementation Substantially Delayed

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

These anticipated changes are likely to have a significant impact on employers across all industries, particularly those employers with a lot of front­‐line managers and assistant managers classified as exempt and those employers that use the professional and administrative exemption for many of their entry­‐level positions.

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Oct

16

2015

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Texas Employers How Will You Deal with New Texas Open Carry Law?

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

Employers still have the right, however, to restrict weapons in the workplace. But they must take specific steps to exercise that right. If an employer decides that it wants to prohibit open or concealed carry of weapons at work, it should review and revise current policies or adopt new ones as needed.

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Aug

21

2015

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Do You Have a Blended Family? Estate Planning is Critical for You

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

Many people have no idea what state law says about distribution of their property if they die without a will (intestate). With blended families, the issues can become complicated.

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