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DOL Overtime Rule Blocked in Federal Court

On November 22, Federal Judge Amos L Mazzant III allowed a preliminary injunction motion seeking to stop the revised regulations from taking effect nationwide on December 1, 2016. The Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) new federal overtime rule would have doubled the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (FLSA’s) salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay. In October, Read More

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Overtime Rule for Salaried Employees Explained

In 2014, President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to update the overtime regulations to reflect the original intent of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and to simplify and modernize the rules so they’re easier for workers and businesses to understand and apply. The department has issued a final rule that will put more money Read More

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Concerned about the PBJ data reporting deadline for long term care providers? Sheakley has you covered.

Effective July 1, 2016, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will require all Long Term Care facilities to start capturing staffing information based on payroll and timekeeping. The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) will collect staffing and census information from nursing homes and LTC facilities on a quarterly basis. This new report is being called the Payroll-Based Read More

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Major Changes in Overtime Regulations Coming Soon

Increased overtime availability is currently in the works. Set in motion by the Obama administration, these amendments to current Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations inevitably mean big changes for employers regarding payroll, healthcare, and various other aspects. According to a recent post by HR Morning there are two big questions on employers’ minds: How soon Read More

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New Overtime Rules on the Horizon

President Barack Obama signed a presidential memorandum last week directing the Labor Department to develop new overtime rules. While the memorandum does not specify what the rules or new salary thresholds should be, it is directed to salaried workers who make more than the $455 a week threshold set by President Bush in 2004 who Read More

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Minimum Wage Raised for Federal Contract Workers By Executive Order

President Obama signed an Executive Order on February 12th instituting a new policy to raise the minimum wage for workers under federal contracts for services or construction to $10.10 per hour. The order becomes effective January 1, 2015 and will apply only to new contracts and subcontracts signed after its effective date that provide the Read More

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Ohio Minimum Wage Increasing to $7.95 per hour Jan. 1, 2014

On Jan. 1, 2014, Ohio’s minimum wage will increase to $7.95 per hour for nontipped employees (previously $7.85 per hour) and $3.98 per hour for tipped employees (previously $3.93), plus tips. This increase applies to employees of businesses with annual gross receipts of more than $292,000 per year. The federal minimum wage remains at $7.25 Read More

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Think that Tipping is Just a Matter of Etiquette? Wrong. For Employers, it’s the Law.

A New York court recently ruled in a case regarding tip sharing between coffee baristas and their supervisors, bringing clarity for the state’s hospitality industry on how to compensate employees. In this case, the state court found that coffee baristas and their supervisors are both part time employees who serve customers and therefore, the baristas Read More

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New Regulations Impact Financial Incentives in Employer Wellness Programs

Wellness programs can be an effective way to reduce healthcare costs and minimize employee absence due to illness. To encourage participation, many companies offer incentives for participation in company sponsored wellness programs. Final regulations under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) concerning the wellness programs have recently Read More