• The Department of Labor Increases the Fair Labor Standards Act’s Overtime Salary-Level Threshold

    April 24, 2024 | News/News & Press

    The Department of Labor Increases the Fair Labor Standards Act’s Overtime Salary-Level Threshold The U.S. Department of Labor has stated that it will publish a final rule raising the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum annual salary threshold for overtime pay eligibility in a two-step process. Starting July 1, the threshold will increase from $35,568 to End excerpt

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  • 2024 New Independent Contractor Rule

    January 17, 2024 | News

        On January 10, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor published a new Independent Contractor rule which rescinds the Independent Contractor Rule of 2021. The new rule provides new guidance on how to analyze whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new rule includes End excerpt

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    December 28, 2023 | HR News/News/News & Press

    IRS MILEAGE RATE, OSHA REPORTING, AND FEDERAL CONTRACTOR MINIMUM WAGES   The following federal law changes take effect on January 1, 2024. IRS MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT RATE The IRS standard mileage rate will be 67 cents per mile driven for business purposes (up from 65.5 cents in 2023). This rate also applies to electric and hybrid End excerpt

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    December 18, 2023 | HR News/News/News & Press

      The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission extended the EEO-1 report filing deadline to January 9, 2024. Reports that were not submitted by the deadline of December 5, 2023 must be submitted by January 9, 2024. No EEO-1 reports will be accepted after January 9.   The EEO-1 report is a mandatory annual data collection that End excerpt

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  • Reminder-EEO-1 Data Collection Opens October 31, 2023

    October 18, 2023 | HR News/News/News & Press

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that the 2022 EEO-Component 1 data collection will open on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, and the deadline for employers to file is Tuesday, December 5, 2023. The requirement applies to private employers with 100 or more employees and federal government contractors and subcontractors with 50 or more End excerpt

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  • Medical Loss Ratio Rebates 2023

    September 26, 2023 | HR News/News/News & Press

    Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) rebate checks are currently arriving for many companies. MLR rebates are required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and are furnished when a health insurer does not utilize enough of the premiums they have received directly towards the cost of medical claims and activities that improve the quality of care. There End excerpt

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  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Employer Fees Are Due by July 31st

    July 20, 2023 | HR News/News

      The Affordable Care Act imposes annual fees on employers with self-funded medical plans (including level and graded funded plans) and on fully insured plans with health reimbursement accounts (HRAs). This fee was instituted to help fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PECORI), which conducts research to compare the effectiveness of various medical services used End excerpt

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  • Expired FMLA Certification Forms Are Still Usable

    July 15, 2023 | HR News/News/News & Press

    There have been many questions and concerns about expiring Department of Labor (DOL) forms in regards to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The good news is that the forms can still be used because the expiration date is not relevant to the content of the required information. Unpaid, job-protected leave for pre-determined family and End excerpt

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  • 2022 EEO-1 Data Collection Is Moved to Fall 2023

    July 5, 2023 | News

    EEO-1 Reports are required to be filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees. Due to an obligatory, three-year renewal of the EEO-1 Component data collection by the Office of Management and Budget, the EEOC pushed the data collection from End excerpt

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  • Prescription Drug Data Collection Reports (RxDC) Are Due by June 1, 2023

    April 14, 2023 | HR News/News

    Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA), employer-based health plans are required to produce and file an annual report on their prescription drug and healthcare spending costs. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is the collection agency for this information and the data submission is called the RxDC report. The Rx stands for End excerpt

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