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FLSA: Record Keeping Requirements

(Post by Rick Dacri, October 1, 2015) The U.S. Department of Labor is stepping up its enforcement of misclassifying workers as exempt and failing to maintain records on non-exempt workers. This post outlines the record keeping requirements under the Fair … Continue reading


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FLSA: Change in Law Means Employers Pay More

  (This post was written by Rick Dacri, March 15, 2014) President Obama directed the U.S. Department of Labor to update the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to require employers to pay more of their salaried employees overtime.  As you … Continue reading


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Final Overtime Rules for Private & Public Sector Employers

  (Post by Rick Dacri, June 1, 2016) The Department of Labor’s (U.S. DOL) changes to overtime eligibility have been approved and are scheduled for a December 1, 2016 implementation. The waiting is over and all employers need to immediately prepare. … Continue reading

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2016 New Year’s Resolutions

(Post by Rick Dacri, January 4, 2016) It is that time of year again…New Year’s Resolution time! For the regulars at most health clubs, you know over the next few weeks the place will be packed with all those who … Continue reading

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Exempt? Nonexempt? What’s it mean?

I am regularly asked the difference between exempt and nonexempt and whether that means the same as classifying someone as salaried or hourly. In this 3 minute video, I explain how to properly pay and classify your workers. I will explain … Continue reading

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Pay Increases & Trends for 2016

(Post by Rick Dacri, November 2, 2015) Pay increases for 2016 are expected to remain at 3%, the same as 2015 and up from 2014’s 2.5%. Exceptional performers are likely to enjoy increases in the 4.5% range. Regionally, wages should … Continue reading

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Compensation Trends & Pitfalls What You Must Know and Do (Webinar)

Proposed changes in the Department of Labor overtime rules will force you to make significant changes to your pay and benefit structure; a changing economic market is driving wages upward; and an increasing number of wage and hour lawsuits has … Continue reading

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Compensation Trends and Pitfalls: What You Must Know and Do

(Post by Rick Dacri, October 15, 2015) What and how you pay your workers is becoming a major issue managers are being forced to address. The ability to recruit and retain star employees is driving wages upward. And both the … Continue reading


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How To Comply with Massachusetts Minimum Wage Increase

This is a detailed analysis of the new minimum wage law and how employers must respond. It was developed by the firm Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP. The minimum wage in Massachusetts increased to $9.00 an hour as of January 1, … Continue reading

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Must You Pay Employees For “On Call” Time?

(Post by Rick Dacri, February 3, 2015) According to the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Fact Sheet No. 22, , “An employee who is required to remain on call on the employer’s premises is working while “on call”. An employee who … Continue reading

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