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Employment Law & Compliance

SHRM is the trusted source for all things employment law and compliance. From summaries of legal decisions to legislative updates and regulatory news, SHRM has the resources you need to stay in compliance.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s two-part approach to its overtime rule—providing for one raise of the salary-threshold level on July 1 and another on Jan. 1, 2025—gives employers options for adjusting the pay of their hourly employees.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved a proposed final rule banning most new noncompete clauses in employment contracts—a sweeping rule affecting millions of workers.

The new independent contractor rule from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) could spark an increase in misclassification lawsuits and make businesses less likely to hire gig workers.

With the likelihood of lawsuits challenging the new overtime rule, some HR professionals are wondering whether they should wait until just before the effective dates to comply. In a word: Don’t.

Technology can boost HR and other leaders’ confidence that their pay practices are meeting compliance requirements, as well as attracting and retaining top talent.

Trial courts in California can no longer discard lawsuits brought under the state’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) over concerns that they would be unmanageable to try in court. On Jan. 18, the California Supreme Court ruled in Estrada v. Royal Carpet Mills that trial courts cannot dismiss a PAGA claim on the grounds of manageability.

The Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act provides 40 hours of paid leave per year, frontloaded or accrued, for any purpose. That has some employers worried that the law is ripe for leave abuse. Written policies can help address these concerns.

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Overtime Rule’s Effective Dates

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