Category: Legislation

hand holding a stopwatch, final ruling on overtime pay
Nov 07, 2019
More Employees Included in the Final Rule on Overtime Pay

Learn more about the Department of Labor’s final ruling on overtime pay. Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) approved a change that drastically affects how employees will be paid for overtime work.  Their final ruling on overtime pay makes employees who earn less than $35,568 annually eligible for overtime pay starting January 1, 2020.  This […]

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legal scale and book, new California bill that eliminates sick leave transfer time limits
Sep 05, 2019
Part-Time Community College Faculty Benefit from New California Bill

Learn about the new California bill that eliminates sick leave transfer time limits for all education levels. In July of this year, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new bill that eliminates sick leave transfer time limits for faculty at all education levels.  This legislation, sponsored by the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC), was […]

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cyber lock, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)
Jul 02, 2019
What to Know About the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)

Learn about what NICE is and what it hopes to accomplish. The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) is an initiative led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Department of Commerce.  NICE focuses on cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development in order to address the country’s current and future […]

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metal stamp that says "taxes," IRS guidelines on excess executive pay at tax-exempt organizations
Jun 06, 2019
IRS Provides Guidance with IRS Notice 2019-9

IRS guidelines on excess executive pay at tax-exempt organizations. On December 31, 2018, the IRS released its IRS Notice 2019-9.  This document offers interim guidance on Section 4960 which was added to the Internal Revenue Code by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  Section 4960 imposes an excise tax on a tax-exempt organizations that matches […]

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U.S. Labor Department to Raise Overtime Threshold to $35,000, Department of Labor’s new proposal
Apr 04, 2019
U.S. Labor Department to Raise Overtime Threshold to $35,000

Learn about the details of the Department of Labor’s new proposal. According to sources, the Department of Labor will soon propose that workers who make under $35,000 be eligible for overtime pay.  The Department of Labor’s new proposal to update overtime pay regulations has been long anticipated and, if the sources prove correct, the DOL […]

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What You Should Know About the DREAM Act, DREAM Act explained
Mar 14, 2019
What You Should Know About the DREAM Act

The DREAM Act explained. The DREAM Act (S. 1615) is a bipartisan act that gives undocumented students (such as high school valedictorians, varsity athletes, and class presidents) a way to obtain legal U.S. residency.  Specifically, the Act allows certain immigrant students who have grown up in the U.S. to apply for conditional non-immigrant status and […]

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Understanding the New Title IX Guidelines for Survivors,proposed Title IX rule changes
Feb 21, 2019
Understanding the New Title IX Guidelines for Survivors

Learn more about the Department of Education’s proposed Title IX rule changes and how they could benefit survivors of sexual harassment. While Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s proposed Title IX rule changes have been met with considerable backlash for strengthening the rights of the accused at the expense of the victim, some experts point out that […]

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Tips for Paying Exempt Employees Their Guaranteed Salaries on an Hourly, Daily, or Shift Basis, pay exempt employees their guaranteed compensation
Dec 27, 2018
Tips for Paying Exempt Employees Their Guaranteed Salaries on an Hourly, Daily, or Shift Basis

The Department of Labor explains how you can pay exempt employees their guaranteed compensation. If you work in human resources, then you are likely familiar with the practice of reviewing positions for exemptions under the federal wage and hour law.  Employees that pass both the “salary basis” and the “job duties” tests and who operate […]

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Trump Administration Suggests Combining the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, combine the Department of Education and the Department of Labor
Nov 20, 2018
Trump Administration Suggests Combining the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor

Learn about the presidential proposal to combine the Department of Education and the Department of Labor. In June, it was reported that the Trump Administration proposed a merger to combine the Department of Education and the Department of Labor.  This plan is in-line with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s view that the higher education system required […]

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Oct 04, 2018
Understanding California’s New Pay Equity Law

Here’s what every business owner should know about the California law that is calling for equal compensation for all workers. Recently, many states and municipalities have taken it upon themselves to enact their own version of pay equity laws.  In California, the guidelines laid out in Assembly Bill 168 signed by Governor Jerry Brown a […]

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