ALERT: New Overtime Rule put on hold by Department of Labor

Jenna Ryckman — Nov 2016

According to recent reports, a Federal judge in Texas has blocked the new overtime rule, created to raise the FLSA’s salary threshold. An injunction was filed due to a lawsuit challenging the DOL’s authority to raise the salary threshold, bringing organizations across the country to a stand still. Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S District Court of the Eastern District, who granted the injunction, said, “A preliminary injunction preserves the status quo while the court determines the department's authority to make the final rule as well as the final rule's validity.” www.shrm.org

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KronosWorks 2016: Questions, Themes, and some Commentary

Jenna Ryckman — Nov 2016

Last week, over 2,000 Kronos-users gathered in Orlando, Florida for the annual KronosWorks conference. Our Improvizations team was proud to be a part of the conference again this year, displaying a booth in the exhibition hall and attended various educational sessions. The entire conference presented opportunities for networking, training, and learning about the multiple advancements within Kronos and the field of Workforce Management. For those of you who couldn’t make it out to KronosWorks 2016, here are a few of the most important highlights:

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Don't Hesitate to Integrate: The Benefits of Integrating Kronos WFC

Jenna Ryckman — Nov 2016

 As the world becomes increasingly digital, organizations are beginning to spend more on IT. Worldwide IT spending reached a high of $3.4 trillion dollars and is forecasted to rise to $3.8 trillion by the year 2020. Hardware and software projects will make up 35% of those trillions of dollars. With organizations spending so much on different types of software, the challenge becomes creating a strategic way for each application to work together as a cooperative system.

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