Monthly Archives: June 2016

New Overtime Rules Issued: What it Means for You

June 27th, 2016

A change in the rules governing overtime has been coming for two years, with a sneak preview of proposed modifications last year. But on May 18, the Department of Labor (DOL) came out with its new final rules, which take effect on December 1, 2016. The rules will significantly raise the salary level used to determine...

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Meet Your Employee Review Goals with 360 Degree Feedback

June 27th, 2016

The 360-degree feedback mechanism (also called “multi-rater”) has been in use for decades, thus long enough that it’s been subjected to a battery of academic studies highlighting its benefits and pitfalls. The research has identified both. First, consider the limitations of the traditional supervisor-only evaluation, particularly for employees who work in teams or who have subordinates...

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Why NAHU is Fighting to Save the Employer Exclusion

June 27th, 2016

Under construction in the US Congress, spearheaded by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI), is a proposal that stands to limit or even eliminate employer tax exclusion on employer-sponsored health insurance. The employer exclusion allows an employer’s contributions to an employee’s health insurance to be excluded from that employee’s compensation for income and payroll...

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The Current State of Minimum Wage Laws, Plus the Overtime Debate

June 1st, 2016

The $7.25 per hour federal minimum wage has been in place since 1991. To have the same purchasing power today, the inflation-adjusted wage would have to be $12.68, according to the CPI Inflation Calculator from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. President Obama has been supporting an increase in the federal minimum wage to $12...

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DOL Issues New Employer’s Guide To FMLA & New General Notice

June 1st, 2016

On 04/28/2016, Helen Applewhaite, the FMLA Branch Chief of the Department of Labor (DOL), spoke at the 2016 DMEC FMLA/ADA Employer Compliance Conference concerning the administration of FMLA. During her presentation, she announced a new FMLA Employer Guide. This guide was three years in the making. The 76-page guide is designed to provide essential information about the FMLA...

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