The DOL announces final overtime rule impacting Arizona businesses

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a long-anticipated final ruling on September 24, 2019, which revises federal overtime regulations. Changes will be effective January 1, 2020, resulting in the eligibility of overtime pay for approximately 1.3 million workers. As many business owners may recall, a similar overtime regulation update was initiated by the Obama[ … ]

DOL Final Rule on Association Retirement Plans (ARPs) Benefiting Small and Mid-size Businesses

According to a 2018 study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “approximately 38 million private-sector employees in the United States do not have access to a retirement savings plan through their employers.” On July 29, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a new rule that allows small and mid-size businesses to gain access[ … ]

Department of Labor Issues Final Overtime Rule

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a new overtime-pay exemption trigger, which would make more than one million American workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA). On September 24, 2019, the final overtime rule was issued to be effective on January 1, 2020. Below are a[ … ]

DOL overtime rules suspended – What lies ahead?

Many employers have been wrestling with plans to comply with new U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) overtime rules since last May. That’s when the rules were finalized, with a December 1 compliance deadline. Those new rules included raising the minimum salary overtime exemption to $913 per week from $455. A little more than a week[ … ]