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  • Latest Executive Action Takes Aim at Overtime Pay for Salaried Workers

    Friday, March 14, 2014

    President Obama continues to exercise his executive authority – particularly regarding the subject of growing income inequality for American workers. First, in mid-February, he issued an executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractor workers from $7.25 an hour to $10.10. Next, on March 13, he issued a presidential memorandum instructing the Secretary of Labor to propose revisions to "modernize and streamline" the existing overtime regulations.

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  • NLRB Reissues Amendments to Election Rules

    Tuesday, March 04, 2014

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is attempting to reissue a series of proposed amendments from 2011 which would speed up the unionization process. The amendments were previously struck down in 2012 due to a lack of NLRB quorum; however, now that the NLRB is once again full, the amendments may get passed.

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  • New Executive Order to Increase Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

    Monday, February 17, 2014

    Following last month’s State of the Union address, President Obama signed an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $10.10 starting in 2015. The executive order also includes provisions to raise minimum wages for tipped employees and prohibit contractors from paying disabled workers subminimum wages.

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  • The 5 Biggest Takeaways for Employers from the 2014 State of the Union Address

    Friday, January 31, 2014

    Shortly after declaring 2014 the “Year of Action,” President Barack Obama delivered a State of the Union address suggesting stronger use of executive power to advance the administration’s policies. While this means different things to the general American public, what is the potential impact on employers, specifically? Let’s take a closer look at the key issues...

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  • North Carolina Employers Restricted from Inquiring About a Job Applicant’s Expunged Records

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    Effective December 1, 2013, employers in North Carolina must comply with new restrictions regarding criminal background checks on job applicants. Under the newly amended statute, employers are prohibited from asking about an applicant’s “expunged” arrest, charge or conviction.

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