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  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    The rising cost of providing health insurance to employees is one of the top financial pressures facing owners of small and midsize companies (SMBs), according to a recent Enterprise Bank & Trust Think Tank survey.
  • Monday, November 18, 2019
    The de minimis doctrine under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the federal minimum wage and overtime law, says that employers do not need to pay employees for otherwise compensable amounts of time that are small, irregular, or administratively difficult to record.
  • Friday, November 15, 2019
    By Katarina Niparko
    Recently, Colorado's Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) proposed certain amendments to the rules promulgated under Colorado's Wage Protection Act (WPA) and the Colorado Wage Claim Act (CWCA) related to the payout of vacation time when an employee is discharged from employment. The proposed amendments, if permanently adopted, will prohibit employers from establishing agreements requiring employees to forfeit unused vacation pay at the end of the employment relationship.
    View all Vacations News.
  • Thursday, November 14, 2019
    Lactation rooms, employee pay stubs, preemployment drug screenings, and more! Jacob M. Monty, with Monty & Ramirez LLP, answers commonly asked questions plaguing Texas employers.
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    Employees will be able to contribute up to $2,750 to a health flexible spending account (FSA) in 2020, a $50 increase from the 2019 amount, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced in Revenue Procedure 2019-44.
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    By Michael J. Modl
    You may have employees whom you have properly classified as exempt from receiving overtime pay under federal and Wisconsin wage and hour law. What happens when you are short one or more hourly employees and you ask an exempt employee to pick up their duties? Under certain circumstances, you may have overtime liability. Read on to learn how to minimize potential liability in these circumstances.
  • Monday, November 11, 2019
    By Mark Kingsriter, Fitness Director, Wellbeats
    Employees are often the primary focus of workplace well-being initiatives, and with good reason. It’s the employee whose health has the most visible effect on corporate success. But the people who come in to work each day aren’t the only ones whose health is impacted by well-being efforts, and they’re not the only ones whose choices affect an employer’s bottom line. Workplace well-being is increasingly a family affair.
  • Friday, November 8, 2019
    Employers finally have a good idea of what the new overtime rule will look like. But the long process has brought up issues that go beyond where to set the salary threshold and has states taking matters into their own hands.
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  • Thursday, November 7, 2019
    Benefit strategies have undergone a lot of changes since the economic recession of 2008. That’s why Gallagher asked 4,155 organizations how they handle their overall benefit strategy.
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019
    By Tammy Binford, Contributing Editor
    A new proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) intends to clarify that employers who pay nonexempt workers bonuses or other incentive-based pay in addition to a fixed salary can use the fluctuating workweek (FWW) method of paying overtime as a way to keep costs down as long as other requirements for using the method are met.
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