Compliance Overview – FAQs – New Overtime Pay Rules

Compliance Overview – FAQs – New Overtime Pay Rules On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule regarding overtime wage payment qualifications for the “white collar exemptions” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Employers will need to comply with this rule by Dec. 1, 2016. FAQs–Overtime Rule Changes

Workplace Wellness – The Importance of Sleep

Workplace Wellness – The Importance of Sleep The Importance of Sleep As employees struggle to balance work, family and social obligations, one thing that is often neglected is sleep. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that adults get seven to eight hours of sleep on average; however, most Americans fail to meet…

HR Brief – June 2016

HR Brief – June 2016 Knowing the Difference between Exempt and Nonexempt The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay all employees at least the minimum wage for all hours worked, and, one and one-half times the employee’s regular wage rate for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek. However, if…

Benefits Buzz – June 2016

Benefits  Buzz – June 2016 ACA’s Affordability Contribution Percentage Increases for 2017 On April 12, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released new guidance on the percentages used to determine what is considered “affordable” health coverage. Benefits Buzz – June 2016

Live Well, Work Well – June 2016

Live Well, Work Well – June 2016 How to Turn a Bad Day Around Life is full of unexpected frustrations. Running late, spilling coffee on yourself or getting into an argument can start your day off on the wrong foot. The good news is that you can control your mood and prevent these obstacles from…

ACAComplinace Bulletin – Some State Shop Exchanges May Further Delay Online Enrollment Until 2019

ACAComplinace Bulletin – Some State Shop Exchanges May Further Delay Online Enrollment Until 2019 On April 18, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) extended a transition policy for state-based Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Exchanges that have not been able to implement online enrollment. Some State SHOP Exchanges May Further Delay…

Compliance Bulletin – DOL Updates Model FMLA Poster

Compliance Bulletin – DOL Updates Model FMLA Poster Every employer covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) must display an informative general notice about the FMLA. Employers may use the Department of Labor’s (DOL) model FMLA poster to satisfy this notice requirement. Employers may also create their own poster, as long as the…

Guidance for Non-Profit Organizations on Paying Overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Guidance for Non-Profit Organizations on Paying Overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act The Department of Labor (“Department”) recognizes and values the enormous contributions that non-profit organizations make to the country. Non-profit organizations provide services and programs that benefit vulnerable individuals in a variety of facets of life, including services that benefit those who the…