2016 was a busy year for employers and we expect more of the same in 2017. The EEOC announced its Strategic Enforcement Plan for the next 5 years, providing employers insight into the Agency's priorities and areas of focus. And while implementation of the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rule was halted by a Federal Court's nationwide injunction, various pending proceedings and the impending transition of power in the White House has left employers justifiably confounded on how to proceed. Keep in mind that despite the federal court injunction, some states, including New York, are raising the salary thresholds for exempt employees. Companies with New York employees should CLICK HERE
for a summary of the new salary thresholds that took effect on December 31, 2016. With so much in flux, we want to help prepare your business to hit the ground running in 2017.