October 2016 Issue Highlights
In the Spotlight: Danielle Barnes, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, IMPA-SCP, Deputy Commissioner & General Counsel Tennessee Department of Human Resources
- October 2016 note from the editor
- Profile: Danielle Barnes, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, IPMA-SCP, Deputy Commissioner & General Counsel Tennessee Department of Human of Human Resources
- Top Labor and Employment Law Attorneys
- Fisher Phillips
- Ogletree Deakins
- Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP
- Bass Berry Sims
- Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.
- Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC
- Littler Mendelson, P.C.
- Waller Landsen Dortch & Davis, LLP
- Baker Donelson
- Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP
- Burch, Porter & Johnson, PLLC
- Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
- The Kullman Firm
- Industry News
- Highlights from the 32nd Annual KYSHRM Conference & Exposition in Louisville
- 2016 KYSHRM Conference Exhibitors
- Northeast Mississippi SHRM Workshop – Managing and Communicating Regulatory Change in Tupelo October 11
- 2016 HR Legal Summit in Memphis October 13
- WTSHRM 7th Annual HR and Employment Law Conference in Jackson November 2
- Wimberly Lawson 37th Annual Labor Relations & Employment Law Conference in Knoxville November 3-4
- 2016 SHRM-Memphis HR Excellence Awards in Memphis November 15
- Can You Show ROI for Your Talent?
- One HR Pro (You) Could Save Your Company $6.5 Million!
- Diploma Mills-How to Detect a Fake by David Estel
- An Employer Alliance Debuts October 20 at Workplace-DV Conference by Deborah Clubb
- Book Look: The Sales Boss-The Secret to Hiring, Training, and Managing a Sales Team by William Carmichael
- Web Exclusive: Why Louisiana’s Perpetual Workforce Development Program is a Winner by Harvey Deutschendorf
- Employee Benefits
- Are We Managing Cost? Cutting Cost? Both or Neither by Antonio Williams
- Expect Clarity on Fiduciary Rule to Develop Over Time by Larry Tolbert
- The High Cost of Financial Stress on Your Employees by Kerstin Nemec and Tim Norwood
- MSBGH and MC School of Business Present the 7th Annual Healthcare Summit in Clinton October 25
- Could One Benefit Pay for Itself?
- What You Need to Know About Millennials and Your Employee Benefits Program by Blake Rogers, Chris Menard, and Jimmy Hinton
- Highlights from the 2016 MBGH Wellness & Health Benefit Conference
- Employment Law
- Freelancing in the Age of Unicorns: Understanding the Role of the Gig Economy in the Modern Workplace by Robert Ratton
- The Impact of the 2016 Election on the Workplace by Robbin Hutton
- Facing New Payroll Laws: 2016 Legislative Churn is Inevitable by Jasmine Gordon
- Changing Course-Arkansas’ Revised Non-Compete Agreements to Be Enforced by Neemah Esmaeilpour
- Implicit Bias-Recognition and Solutions by J. Randall Patterson
- Calculating and Counting FMLA Leave: An Increasingly Complex Task by Jennifer Hagerman
- 5th Circuit Overrules Decision on $226,000 Penalty on Remote Hire Issues and I-9s by Bruce E. Buchanan
- Next Issue – Employee Benefits Planning and Compliance – Ads and Articles due by October 10
October 2016 Breaking News – House Passes Bill to Delay Overtime Rule Effective Date
(Washington, D.C. Sep 29, 2016) The House of Representatives passed a bill Sept. 28 that would delay by six months the effective date of the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) new overtime regulations after small businesses argued that the original deadline would force them to lay people off, according to SHRM’s Allen Smith, J.D.
“I can’t think of a worse Christmas present,” said Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, at a House Committee on Rules hearing on the bill, which, if enacted, would move the effective date from Dec. 1 to June 1, 2017.
The committee, of which Sessions is chairman, passed the bill—H.R. 6094, the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools and Nonprofits Act—Sept. 27. The new regulations will double the exempt salary threshold for overtime from $23,660 to $47,476. Read more >
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