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Update to the New Department of Labor Overtime Rules

Update to the New Department of Labor Overtime Rules

On November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas blocked the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL’s) overtime rule from taking effect on December 1, 2016. The means that the judge agreed with arguments made by concerned states and business groups and issued a preliminary injunction, thus preventing the rules from being implemented on a nationwide basis.

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Arizona voters passed the Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Time Off Initiative (Proposition 206)

Arizona voters passed the Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Time Off Initiative (Proposition 206)

On November 8, 2016, Arizona voters passed the Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Time Off Initiative (Proposition 206), which will increase the state's minimum wage to $10.00 in January 1, 2017 Thereafter, the minimum wage will be raised to $10.50 effective January 1, 2018, $11.00 effective January 1, 2019, and $12.00 per hour effective January 1, 2020. Beginning in 2021, the minimum wage will continue to be adjusted annually based on Arizona’s cost of living. Employers with employees who customarily and regularly receive tips as part of their income may continue to pay employees $3.00 less than the minimum wage in accordance with Arizona’s minimum wage act if the employer can prove the employee is earning at or beyond the minimum wage after tips are counted.

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The Importance of Assessing Your Open Enrollment Process (and How to Do It)

The Importance of Assessing Your Open Enrollment Process (and How to Do It)

Assessing the completeness and performance of the company’s open enrollment process is a critical yet frequently overlooked action in many businesses. Open enrollment itself is not typically looked upon by most as a positive opportunity, but rather is something that employers are reluctant to start and can’t wait to finish. While devoting additional time before and after the process to reflect on its merits and misses may seem like adding insult to injury, the payoff of assessment can be significant for your business.

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DHR is moving its Phoenix office location

DHR is moving its Phoenix office location

We are excited to announce DHR is moving its Phoenix office location!

Effective November 14th , our new address is:

1600 N. Desert Dr., Suite 125 Tempe, AZ 85281

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How FLSA Views Internships and Training Programs

How FLSA Views Internships and Training Programs

As we draw closer to the December 1, 2016 effective date for the updated FLSA final rule and the overtime provisions it contains, we continue our look at a variety of other FLSA-related issues affecting employers. Today we take a look at interns and the FLSA.

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