HR Scoop Archives for February of 2020

New Overtime Rules - Are You Ready?

Published 02/04/2020

If you thought you have overtime procedures under control, you probably may want to re-think that. As of Jan. 1, 2020, the Department of Labor has mandated, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), new overtime rules. One of the most important outcomes of these new requirements is that the final rule makes 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime pay.   Non-exempt employees must receive overtime pay for hours worked that surpass 40 hours in any work week. This pay must be a minimum of 1 and one half their standard wage. As long as the worker is at least aged...

Are You Flushing Your Training Budget?

Published 02/11/2020

As reported in Training Magazine, U.S companies spent $87.6 Billion on training in 2018. However, research by Dr. Brent Peterson of Columbia University suggests that 80% of your training dollars could be being wasted.   Dr. Peterson's findings show that:   ·     Pre-learning event activities represent 26% of learning effectiveness ·     Learning event activities represent 24% of learning effectiveness ·     Post-learning event activities represent 50% of learning effectiveness   However, Peterson’s research reveals that companies invest:   ·     10% of their training budgets on pre-learning event activities ·     85% on learning event activities ·     5% on post-learning event activities   If we examine these numbers, the most jarring fact that jumps out at us...

ICE Comes Knocking - Are You Ready?

Published 02/18/2020

There is no government agency that stirs up more controversy then the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency. Everyone probably hates theIRS, but it's more of a resigned dislike.   In the aftermath of 9/11, in March 2003, the Homeland Security Act set into motion what would be the single-largest government reorganization since the creation of the Department of Defense. One of the agencies in the new Department of Homeland Security was the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, now known as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.   ICE now has more than 20,000 law enforcement and support personnel in more than...