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How to Prepare Now for the Overtime Final Rule this Winter

A new Labor Department regulation known as the Overtime Final Rule will effectively double minimum salary requirements for hourly workers, starting December 1. Employers should start now to properly classify workers in advance of the new regulations to avoid unnecessary salary increases and ensure workers are doing their jobs effectively.

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Could Women Help Manufacturers Fill the Skills Gap?

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Due to the growing skills gap and an aging workforce, U.S. manufacturers will need to fill an estimated 3.5 million jobs in the coming decade. As companies look ahead to address the growing talent shortage, many experts say women could be the key to strengthening the manufacturing workforce.

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The 5 Biggest Teamwork Mistakes and How to Solve Them

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Projects can look great on paper, but without proper teamwork, the implementation can fail. Below are the top 5 biggest teamwork mistakes and some prescriptions to help you avoid them.

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Employee Rewards that Mean More Than Money and How to Use Them

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When engaging and inspiring employees, money is only part of the motivation. Money can’t buy loyalty—it merely “rents” it. Far greater motivation can be found in “other rewards”—especially career development.

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How to Respond to and Mitigate the Risks of the New Overtime Rules

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President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez announced recently the Final Rule on regulations which will automatically extend overtime pay protections to more than 4 million workers by the end of 2017. While the rule could provide an income boost for many workers, it may also present some challenges and a higher cost of labor for many employers.

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Small, Mid-Market Firms Are Most Harmed by Healthcare Policies

It’s easy to make the case that the president’s sweeping overhaul of one-sixth of the U.S. economy has disadvantaged small and mid-market firms (SMBs) more than large companies, which can more easily absorb higher health insurance costs.

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