Navigating the New Overtime Regulations: Can you classify people in same position differently?

If you are in HR, about all you’ve dealt with in the last few weeks, maybe even in the last few months, has been how to handle the new FLSA overtime regulations.  As one of our excellent advisors with Horizon Point, Nancy Washington Vaughn, wrote in a previous blog post about how to navigate the new regulations, “On December 1, 2016, the federal annual salary threshold for white-collar employees exempt from overtime pay will increase to $47,476 from $23,660.” In dealing with this from a consultative perspective, an interesting question came up with a client recently.  Can you classify employees

Leaders and Runners, Focus on What you Can Control

Week 15 Weekly Mileage:  36.2 Long Run: 26.2- The Marathon is here!   So, it hasn’t rained at all this fall.  Having one of the driest and warmest falls on record, we have had no weather related blips in our marathon training. And as I write this on the Tuesday before we are scheduled to leave, here’s what the forecast looks like for Philly on race day: Umm yeah, rain, cold rain, with 20-30 mph winds.  Looks like the first winter storm of the season has plans to blow through right as we run. Great. I can’t seem to quit checking the

HR Santa Clauses focus on the Employee Experience

Whether you like it or not, the Christmas season really starts the second Halloween is over.  I walked into Target a few minutes after it opened on November 1st (like at 8:01 a.m. because we were out of dog food and the dog was hungry) and it had been transformed into a Christmas shopping wonderland. Where has Thanksgiving gone? With Christmas marketing screaming at all of us to buy a lot of stuff most of which we don’t need, I’m beginning to think about how to make Christmas meaningful for my almost six and two and a half year old

Leaders, Set Manageable Goals to Lead and Run Well

Week 14 Weekly Mileage: 32 Long Run: 16 I dipped out last week and didn’t write a week 13 running and leading post. I was too busy with work and with trying to keep up with training and family, so I gave myself a bye week- for writing, not running (we ran 38 miles last week).  Maybe the best leadership lesson for this post should be for us all to give ourselves a bye every once in a while…. But a topic has been weighing on me related to running and leading stemming from my long run of 22 miles alone a

The Art and Science of the Side Hustle: How to Pursue Your Passions and Get Paid

  Written by guest blogger: Ben Eubanks, upstartHR I couldn’t sleep. It was 4:17am and I had stared at the clock for half an hour. Might as well get up and get started. I rolled out of bed with a big smile. It was my first day as the new owner of Lighthouse Research, and I felt like it was what I had always been preparing for all throughout my career. This scene played out a few months ago when I officially took over an HR technology research and advisory services firm, but I’ve been an entrepreneur for quite some

5 Steps to Efficiently Navigate the New Department of Labor Overtime Regulations

By: Nancy Washington Vaughn  You are likely aware of the revised U.S. Department of Labor overtime regulation revisions that will become effective on December 1, 2016. No business organization is exempt from preparing for compliance with the new federal overtime rules. As such, all companies and many non-profit organizations must prepare to ensure that they are in compliance with the new overtime pay regulations no later than the beginning of the pay period that includes December 1, 2016. On December 1, 2016, the federal annual salary threshold for white-collar employees exempt from overtime pay will increase to $47,476 from $23,660.