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Month: June 2016

Check Out the Writing-Award Winners From the 2016 National Association of Real Estate Editors’ Conference!

Check Out the Writing-Award Winners From the 2016 National Association of Real Estate Editors’ Conference!

The Annual National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) Conference just concluded in New Orleans, bringing together real estate writers, journalists, and industry experts from around the United States. As always, the announcements of NAREE’s 2015 journalism and book award winners were event highlights. Here’s a sampler of the writings that caught the judges’ eyes: Josh Salman, of the Sarasota Herald Tribune, discussed flaws in administration and oversight of the EB-5 investor visa program, which many non-citizens use as a way to get…

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Fewer Employees Will Qualify as Exempt From Federal Overtime Laws Under New Rule

Fewer Employees Will Qualify as Exempt From Federal Overtime Laws Under New Rule

Last summer, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that would increase the minimum salary requirement for workers to qualify as exempt from federal overtime rules. The DOL recently finalized the rule, which will go into effect on December 1, 2016. The DOL estimates that 4.2 million workers will now be eligible for overtime pay as a result of the changes. Federal law requires employers to pay employees time-and-a-half when they work more than 40 hours in a workweek….

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