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FLSA Overtime: How, When and Why to Prepare

by CUPA-HR

overtime_blogStressed about the pending changes to the FLSA's overtime regulations? You're not alone! Higher ed institutions across the country are taking proactive steps to prepare for the coming changes to the "white collar" exemption. Read on to find out how you can begin to build your compliance strategy now.

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NLRB’S Joint Employer Ruling Appealed

by CUPA-HR

Browning-Ferris Industries has appealed the NLRB’s ruling (known as the BFI case) to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. In BFI, the Board greatly expanded the decades old "joint employer" standard under the National Labor Relations Act. This new standard creates additional liabilities for private-sector employers entering into contracts for services.

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5 Ways to Evolve Your Diversity Training

by Missy Kline

blog imageDo your diversity training initiatives inspire continued dialogue and action long after class ends, or are the concepts and ideas covered in training sessions left behind when people leave the room? If you’re not seeing the desired results from your DEI training efforts, it may be time to rethink the message you’re delivering and how you’re delivering it.

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NLRB Invites Amicus Briefs to Determine Whether Grad Students Are Employees Under the NLRA

by CUPA-HR

On January 13, the NLRB invited the filing of briefs to address the underlying issues that are raised in Columbia University — namely, whether it should revisit its Brown University ruling which states that graduate students are not employees and therefore cannot unionize.

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DHS Proposes New H-1B Visa Rule to Help High-Skilled Foreign Workers

by CUPA-HR

Visa-applicationThe proposal seeks to provide certainty to U.S. employers seeking to retain high-skilled temporary workers who are sponsored for lawful permanent residence by allowing H-1B nonimmigrant workers to extend their nonimmigrant status, beyond the initial six-year limit of the H-1B program, in three-year intervals.

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