Topics: Human Resources

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

Four Ways to Improve Employee Retention Shared During NATSO Connect

Retaining top employees not only improves customer service and overall morale, it can save money, too. It costs about $4,000 every time an employee walks out the door, with employers having to pay to recruit new hires, fill the spot and train new employees. “If you keep your employee, you keep your money,” said Heather Meade, a consultant with Ernst & Young and a leader of NATSO’s HR Share Group. Meade and Ernst & Young’s Tara Bradshaw spoke during NATSO Connect 2018 and shared several concrete ideas for retaining top talent. More

Federal Appeals Court Rules on Joint Employer Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has ruled that the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB's) rules for determining when two different employers -- such as business and its franchisees -- are "joint employers" are too broad. This is a positive development for NATSO members and employers in general, as the broad standard has injected much uncertainty and costs into many business operations, particularly such as travel centers where the franchisee-franchisor relationship is ubiquitous. More

NLRB Proposes New Joint Employer Standard

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Sept. 13 released a proposed rule to establish an updated standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. Under the proposal, an employer may be found to be a joint employer of another employer's employees only if it possesses and exercises substantial, direct, and immediate control over the essential terms and conditions of employment and has done so in a manner that is not limited and routine. More