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Compliance Update: Federal Judge puts halt on the DOL Overtime Rule

Just 10 days before the implementation date a federal judge in Texas put the brakes on the Department of Labor’s new federal overtime rule Tuesday, which would have doubled the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (FLSA’s) salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay that was scheduled to take...

OSHA Final Anti-Retaliation Rule
On May 12th, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule requiring certain employers to electronically submit data from their work-related injury records to OSHA. In addition to this final rule, OSHA included three major anti-retaliation provisions in the final rule due to fear that the publicity of workplace injury and illnesses would motivate employers to discourage their employees from reporting injuries and illnesses.  Though these rules are being challenged in court, they remain scheduled to go into effect as of December 1st, 2016. Employer's should make it a point to review their safety incentive programs and drug-testing policies to comply with the new rule.
Thank you Everyone who Attending our Networking Event!

  Total HR Solutions would like to Thank Everyone who came out and attended our first Networking & Wine Tasting event at Johnson String Instrument in Newton Upper Falls MA! The evening was filled with laughter, networking, fun, food and wine! Also, a special Thank you to...

Total HR Solutions is NOW in Boston!

Total HR Solutions is happy to announce its new location in the Leather District of Boston! As of September 1st 2016, Total HR Solutions has Office Space at We Works Boston, 745 Atlantic Ave. Boston, MA 02111, US. By transitioning to a second location, we...

Updates to Form I-129S for L-1 Visas

Effective August 29th, 2016, Companies with an approved blanket L-1 petition will be required to use the most  updated Form I-129S, allowing employers to secure L-1A or L-1B visas for both executive and managerial staff or workers with specialization or specific knowledge so these workers...

Responding to Pokémon Go!

  The million dollar for Employers currently is: How to Effectively Manage Pokémon Go, a free-to-play game for both iOS and Android operating systems that has recently exploded into popularity among individuals of all ages. How might Pokémon Go be affecting the Workplace? Employees may be distracted by...

UNPAID INTERNSHIPS: ARE THEY LEGAL?

It is a popular practice by many companies to hire interns throughout the summer and winter and "pay in experience" rather than cash or check pay. The Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance in 2010 that addresses how internship programs must be structured to comply...

DOL’s Final Rule on Overtime

On May 18th, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule regarding Overtime Wage Payment Qualifications for the “white collar exemptions” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which has been outdated for years. The final rule primarily focuses on updating salary and...

EEOC Rules on Transgender Employee Bathroom Use

As of May 2, 2016 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published guidance for Employers regarding bathroom access rights for transgender employees. For definition purposes, "transgender" refers to individuals whose expression or gender identity is different from their biological gender (the sex assigned to them...

The Advantage: Offering Outplacement Services

In this day and age in combination with the current economy, offering outplacement services to your Employees, rather than a straight layoff or termination with or without a severance package is the next best thing! Today, the number of workers currently unemployed and looking for jobs...