Under the direction of President Obama, the Secretary of Labor updated overtime regulations on May 18, 2016 to take effect on Dec. 1, 2016. The update follows the original intent of the Fair Labor Standards Act—to increase wages of middle-class workers or allow them more free time outside of their jobs. The update modernizes and […]
The Bay Area of San Francisco, CA is now the first geographic area in the nation to mandate commuter benefits for employers with 50 or more full-time employees. Implementation of these commuter benefits must be complete no later than September 30, 2014. The nine counties in the Bay Area impacted are Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, […]
The Top Seven Things Every Human Resources Professional Needs to Know About Transitional Reinsurance Fees
Have you heard about the newest provision of the ACA, which began on Jan. 1, 2014? Transitional Reinsurance Fees (TRF’s) are a significant, but somewhat unpublicized funding provision took effect which impacts many employers offering health insurance to their employees. The Transitional Reinsurance Fee (“TRF”) program is, as its name implies, transitional in nature […]
This post is a reprint, in its entirety, from Leavitt Group. To view the original post, please click here. **************************************************************************** US Supreme Court Invalidates DOMA and Upholds Constitutionality of Same-Sex Marriage Today (June 26, 2013), the US Supreme Court issued groundbreaking 5-4 decisions in two separate cases involving the rights of same-sex couples. In the […]
Even though most employers won’t face the “pay or play” decision until early next year, if there is any doubt in your mind that you are a “large employer” of 50 employees or more, the record-keeping you need to be doing is right now!
The federal rule for paying overtime to employees is contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This comprehensive law was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 25, 1938. With only a few minor updates, the rule has remained the same since Oct 24, 1940. The FLSA […]
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As 2014 approaches and health care benefits change, certain details will inevitably become more bogged down by numbers and statistics, making it more difficult to manage. Because this information is important, the understanding from all parties in the company is vital to an efficient and smooth turnover into the new year. This *webinar on […]
Here’s a quote that has always stuck in my head: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” — Fred Rogers Luckily, we were able to feature one of […]
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS): E-Verify Listens — A New Way To Let Us Know What You’re Thinking –reprinted with permission from the USCIS E-Verify Listens’ success has been nothing short of amazing, made even more spectacular by you, our incredible users. We can’t thank you enough for the great ideas you’ve […]
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