DOL Updates Federal Overtime Rules: Key Takeaways and HR Next Steps

Hard work apparently does pay off—as 1.3 million American workers will soon be newly eligible for overtime pay.  Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced it will publish a final overtime rule, which will update the earnings thresholds necessary to exempt employees from the Fair Labor Standard’s Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage and […]

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Privacy Legislation Watch

July 9, 2019 rivacy Legislation Watch – the flurry of privacy legislation in 2019 has been intense. Eighteen states, as well as Puerto Rico, made efforts to strengthen privacy for individuals. Some met with success, others are mid-process, and still others have failed to gain traction… for now. If your organization collects data on individuals, […]

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New Privacy Laws Impacting Businesses Nationwide

June 5, 2019 We have all heard about the privacy breaches like Cambridge Analytica, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Anthem breach, Facebook missteps and numerous other incidents. Those breaches have prompted state lawmakers across the country to take action and the outcomes are shaping up to have significant impacts on businesses. California is leading the way in […]

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FLSA Changes: Updating Your Policies and Practices

May 6, 2019 Based on the US Department of Labor (DOL) issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding overtime pay, many employers are reclassifying some exempt employees as non-exempt. It’s not simply about figuring out the logistics of how to reclassify employees, employers also need to consider that reclassified employees may have to follow procedures […]

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PDPM: Everything Skilled Nursing Facilities Need to Know

April 12, 2019 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) in July of 2018. The guidelines will become effective on October 1, 2019. This blog post will explain PDPM in a nutshell. PDPM in a Nutshell: The PDPM is a new classification system. The rules will directly affect […]

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Rebuilding Faith in Others, One Day and Parade at a Time

January 21, 2019 Muses parade 2014 (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells, New in NOLA) You’re at Muses.You’ve never received one of their coveted, glittery shoes. Then, you make eye contact with one of the riders on the float. This is it. Your moment. You’re getting that shoe. All of a sudden, they’re gone, and the […]

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Are You Ready For 2019 ACA Reporting?

December 17, 2018 You may have heard the recent announcement that the IRS extended the deadline for 2018 for employers to distribute Form 1095-C, or the Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Form, from January 31st to March 4th, 2019.  This dictum reinforces the message that the IRS continues to mandate ACA reporting requirements for […]

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IRS-issued FAQs to Paid-Leave Tax Credit

December 5, 2018 Back on May 4th, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued and posted a set of frequently asked questions regarding the employer tax credit through Section 45S under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which applies to wages paid to employees between Jan. 1st of this year through December 31, 2019 and […]

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