Are you Prepared for the Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime Regulations Changes?

Posted by Staff on Thu, May 19, 2016 @ 11:00 AM


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Tags: Benefits, Labor Law, Compliance, Employer, Work

Which Employers Must Pay the New 'PCORI' Fee Due July 31?

Posted by Shannon Burkel on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 @ 09:28 AM

Some employers face a July 31 deadline to pay a new fee required under the Affordable Care Act. The fee must be paid by employers who sponsor self-insured health plans, including health reimbursement arrangements and flexible spending arrangements. The new requirement may take some employers by surprise -- and, of course, there are penalties for failing to comply. This article explains what the federal government will use the money for and which employers must pay it.

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Tags: Benefits, Compliance, Legislature, Health Care Costs, small business, Health Care Reform

Administration Announced One-Year Delay of ACA Employer Mandate

Posted by Shannon Burkel on Mon, Jul 08, 2013 @ 11:39 AM

Tuesday, July 2nd the Administration announced that it will provide an additional year before the ACA mandatory employer and insurer reporting requirement begin.  It is important to note that no other portion of the ACA is being delayed by this announcement.

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Tags: Benefits, Compliance, Health Care Costs, Health Care Reform

Anticipating a Termination? Avoid the Legal Hazards

Posted by Shannon Burkel on Thu, Jun 06, 2013 @ 04:59 PM

Chances are you don't fire people often. If this is true, you might be a little rusty on the best way to handle the situation to make it run as smoothly as possible. Many books have been dedicated to this topic, but here are a few basic reminders to make the best of the situation.

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Tags: culture, Compliance

Crafting Job Descriptions with Legal Hazards in Mind

Posted by Shannon Burkel on Fri, May 31, 2013 @ 10:56 AM
Writing a clear and complete job description can make the difference between winning and losing an Americans with Disabilities Act case. Good job descriptions also force you to think about what people should be doing, help to ensure your employees are doing what you expect of them -- and make it more likely to get the right employees on board in the first place. Here are some tips.
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Tags: Labor Law, Compliance

Jury Duty

Posted by Shannon Burkel on Fri, Nov 02, 2012 @ 10:10 AM

Poor communication is typically at the heart of most workplace quandaries.

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Tags: Benefits, Compliance

Company rights not “up-in-smoke” when it comes to medical marijuana

Posted by Shannon Burkel on Tue, Oct 09, 2012 @ 02:05 PM

The cloud of medical marijuana use is one that may be lingering over the heads of HR managers.

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Tags: Compliance, drugs in workplace

Could the battle at the thermostat leave you battling in court?

Posted by Shannon Burkel on Thu, Aug 23, 2012 @ 11:52 AM

It’s a common back-and-forth in any office.

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Tags: Compliance, employee communication, claims

Personal Devices at Work, Not Just an IT Problem

Posted by Shannon Burkel on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 @ 02:16 PM

The benefits of allowing staff members to use personal devices such as smartphones and tablets may seem obvious.

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Tags: culture, Compliance, employee communication, HR Management, lead by example

Toeing a Dangerous Line When Terminating Employee's

Posted by Shannon Burkel on Mon, Jul 30, 2012 @ 12:36 PM

When the time comes to discipline or even terminate an employee, managers must be aware of the ever present threat of a violent backlash. 

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Tags: Labor Law, Compliance, employee communication, performance