Wednesday, July 29, 2015

TEA in the News: Charlotte companies brace for overtime proposal

TEA in the News: Charlotte companies brace for overtime proposal

Kenny Colbert, President and CEO of TEA,  was interviewed for a Charlotte Observer article, "Charlotte companies brace for overtime proposal":

Companies across the region have expressed worries over “the magnitude of the jump” in the salary threshold that is eligible for overtime, said Kenny Colbert, president of The Employer’s Association, a human-resources consulting company based in Charlotte.

“A lot of people are very shocked it’s going to go double. ‘Why didn’t they do something a few years ago?’ That’s the first comment we’re hearing,” Colbert said.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

TEA in the News: Charlotte may rescind benefits for unmarried same-sex partners

Cathy Graham, Director of Benefit Services at TEA,  was interviewed for a Charlotte Observer article, "Charlotte may rescind benefits for unmarried same-sex partners":

Cathy Graham, director of benefit services for the Employers Association, a Charlotte-based group that provides training and human resources services to 900 companies, said she expects more companies and municipalities that offer domestic partner benefits regardless of sexual orientation to keep existing policies.
But she said she expects organizations that only offer the benefits to same-sex partners to either rescind those benefits or offer them to all employees.
“The dust is still settling right now,” she said. “But I do think it’s a trend we’ll see going forward.”

Monday, July 13, 2015

Coffee with Kenny: Understanding Changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act: How to Handle Exempt Employees Earning Less Than $970/week



Coffee with Kenny is an ongoing video series from TEA President, Kenny Colbert. He discusses news, trends, legislative updates or just his thoughts on current events and their impact on the human resources profession. Please visit our YouTube channel to view previous videos.

In this edition of Coffee with Kenny, Kenny will discuss the long awaited changed to the Fair Labor Standards Act, specifically the white collar exemptions, meaning who is and who isn’t an exempt employee. The regulations were published in the
Federal Register and are open for a 60 day comment period. So, it will probably be early Fall before we see the final regulations announced and then they will be in effect sometime in 2016. Learn more about these changes now.


For a transcript of the above video, click here.


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