Lisa Cooper spoke with the Grand Rapids Business journal about the popular game Pokémon Go.
The exempt salary threshold may be getting all the press, but the duties test is just as important to determine your employee’s exempt status. HR Collaborative has teamed up with the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) to explore this often overlooked portion of the FLSA exemption requirements.
If you’re the kind of person who follows economic news in Grand Rapids like the HR geeks here at HRC, you’ve probably noticed a lot of positivity around West Michigan. Grand Rapids and Holland are ranked at the very top of lists to start a new business. Jobless rates are down, the Grand Rapids area economy is one of fastest in the country, and even housing isn’t looking half bad (check out Bridge Magazine’s excellent breakdown here). Business, as they say, is booming.
This week was an exciting time for the HR geeks. You may have heard - the Department of Labor released the final regulations on the changes in exempt and non-exempt status. We (the HR geeks) were looking forward to this like it was the season finale of our favorite TV show. There were rumors (We’ll only have 60 days to implement the changes!) and speculation (will the regs release before the elections?) and drama (how will we ever be able to afford this!).