Topics: Human Resources

Labor Department Issues Final Overtime Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor on Sept. 24 issued a final overtime rule, updating the standard for overtime pay eligibility under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and scaling back a rulemaking issued under the previous Administration. Notably, the Labor Department’s final overtime rule includes nearly all of NATSO's recommendations for improving the rule.   More

NATSO Foundation Releases Updated Employee Guidebook

NATSO Foundation Releases Updated Employee Guidebook

The Truckstop and Travel Plaza New Hire Orientation and Training Guidebook is designed to help operators maximize the human resources they need to run their travel plazas successfully. More

Commonsense Reporting Act of 2019

The Partnership for Employer-Sponsored Coverage recently endorsed the Commonsense Reporting Act of 2019 (S. 2366/H.R. 4070), bipartisan, bicameral legislation to bring clarity to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) tax credit eligibility and reporting process under the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). More

NATSO Files Comments on Joint Employer Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

NATSO Files Comments on Joint Employer Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

NATSO on June 25 filed comments on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the joint employer standard under the Fair Labor Standards Act. More

Are We Required to Provide an Application?

Today Federated Insurance is sharing one of our “HR Questions of the Month” regarding employment-related practices liability issues. Question: If someone comes in asking for an employment application but we are not hiring for any positions, are we still required to give them an application? More

NATSO Submits Comments on the Proposed Overtime Rule

NATSO urged the Department of Labor (DOL) to finalize its proposed rule that updates the standard for overtime pay eligibility under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Notably, the proposed rule includes many of the recommendations that NATSO offered during a 2017 DOL Request for Information and the 2014 Obama Administration rulemaking on overtime pay. More

4 Best Practices for Long-Term Truckstop Hiring Success

Truckstops and travel plaza facilities create unique challenges for those who manage them. Unlike many businesses, most truckstops and travel plazas are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and managers must work hard to keep the facility adequately staffed at all times. A location’s team players are the first and last line of contact for customers in a truckstop and travel plaza, so hiring and training the right team players can significantly affect the profitability of the business. With proper orientation and training, operators can ensure from the very beginning that their team players will succeed. Here are four tips for long-term hiring success. More

Labor Department Proposes New Rules on Joint Employment

The U.S. Department of Labor on April 1 released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to provide a definition of “joint employment” in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). More

Department of Labor Proposes New Overtime Rules

On March 7, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a proposed rule to update the standard for overtime pay eligibility under the Fair Labor Standards Act. NATSO is currently analyzing the proposal and will produce a more detailed memorandum for members in the coming days. At a high level, however, the rule includes many of the recommendations that NATSO offered during a 2017 DOL Request for Information and the 2014 Obama Administration rulemaking. More

NATSO Comments on Reexamination of Joint Employer Standard

NATSO on January 28 submitted formal comments to the National Labor Relations Board as part of the NLRB's reexamination of the "joint employer" standard. NATSO's testimony supported the NLRB's reexamination of the joint employer standard, which was revised during the Obama Administration to expand the scope of determining "co-employment" under the National Labor Relations Act. More

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