Monthly Archives - May 2016

FLSA Changes Are Here!

Changes to the FLSA – White Collar Exemption The U.S. Department of Labor’s long-anticipated “Final Rule,” regarding changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was finally issued on May 18, 2016.  It updates the federal white collar overtime exemptions by raising the minimum salary required to qualify as an [...]

Are you ready? — Wage and Hour Changes

Will I have to start paying overtime soon?   Astute employers are reviewing available options to mitigate the potential economic impact of the imminent release of new federal Fair Labor Standards Act overtime regulations. The Department of Labor estimates that average annualized direct employer costs could total between $239.6 and [...]


What is a franchise business? What does a good franchise agreement look like? Most likely, you have driven by many franchises in your own town or city. Examples of well-known franchise business models include Subway, UPS, McDonalds, and H & R Block. In the United States, there are franchise business opportunities available [...]