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Expecting Change: The Impact of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

In today’s rapidly evolving legal landscape, staying informed is crucial. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), which was effective June 27, 2023, marks a significant milestone in safeguarding the rights of expectant employees and applicants and it requires leaders to adapt their policies accordingly. On April 15, 2024, the EEOC issued final regulations for employers...

DOL’s New Overhauled Overtime Rule Sets Higher Salary Thresholds for Now into the Future

On April 23, 2024, the Department of Labor (DOL) introduced a pivotal final rule, heralding significant adjustments to the salary thresholds governing specific overtime exemptions outlined within the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This regulatory measure is poised to impact approximately 4 million employees, potentially altering their exempt status under the FLSA. Consequently, employers...

Embracing Change: A Lesson from “Who Moved My Cheese?”

Change is inevitable in every aspect of life, including the workplace. How we respond to change can make a significant difference in our success and satisfaction. In the bestselling book “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Dr. Spencer Johnson, the concept of change is explored through a simple yet profound allegory that resonates with both job...

FTC Turns up the Heat with Ban on Noncompete

Employers may start feeling like their competitive edge is getting dull after the FTC approved a ban on nearly all noncompete clauses in employee agreements. The center of this competition: competing interests between employers’ desire to protect trade secrets while shielding themselves from unfair competition and employees’ desire to avail themselves to new opportunities and...

EmpowHR Your Network: OKHR State Conference

Can you believe it’s already April? For us in HR, this month holds something special—the OKHR State Conference happening from April 16-18 in downtown Tulsa. This event has been a game-changer for me since my early days in HR straight out of college. Back then, I was still figuring things out, but one thing that...

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In its latest revisions, the Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled a significant update regarding the classification of workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This announcement introduces a six-factor test aimed at distinguishing between employees and independent contractors, effective March 11, 2024. This final rule marks a departure from the previously proposed 2021 rule....

Copy of 04.2024 Kristi's Korner

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland… What do these countries have in common? They have all moved away from the 40 hours workweek, some even to a 32-hour workweek. And close on their heels are countries like Australia, Canada, Iceland, and Japan that are legislating or piloting shorter workweek programs. So, is the US...

It’s Not Luck – It’s Leadership

It’s fascinating how often we talk about luck, isn’t it? Whether it’s a stroke of fortune, the magic of the universe, or just the right number popping up at the right time, luck seems to weave its way through our conversations, especially when it comes to leadership and success. In America today, we often think...

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In the modern job market, finding the perfect balance between professionalism and personal connection can be challenging. As recruiters, we understand the importance of standing out in a sea of resumes and interviews. However, one often overlooked tool in a job seeker’s arsenal is their playlist. Yes, you read that correctly – the music you...