Monthly Archives: June 2016

The New Overtime Exemption Requirements from the DOL

June 2, 2016

As most everyone has heard, the Department of Labor finally released the updated Overtime regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act that will take effect later this year. The changes to the salary level threshold for employees to be classified as Exempt are long overdue, but it seems the DOL is trying to make up for lost time by more than doubling the salary level threshold at one time. The primary change the DOL made was to increase the salary level threshold to $47,476, which is set at the 40th percentile for wages across the United States. It is important ...

Good Faith Efforts Not Enough

June 2, 2016

Good Faith Effort is not a new term in the construction industry, having been the underlying requirement or hurdle for contractors in their efforts to comply with EEO hiring goals and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) subcontracting quotas. Historically, if a contractor was unable to meet the related contract goals, but could show they made such efforts to do so, it was considered acceptable. As the boom in the City of Detroit continues and the Michigan Department of Transportation begins to expand its program following the funding bill passed last year, project owner groups may no longer accept Good Faith Efforts ...