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Department of Labor enters final stage of update to ‘regular rate’ rule under FLSA

By Mike O’Brien  bio Department of Labor enters final stage of update to ‘regular rate’ rule under FLSA. As we have discussed previously in these updates, the Department of Labor has been working to update the definition of “regular rate” of pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The regular rate is used to calculate overtime pay. The rule has not been updated in half a century, and fails to capture the realities of the modern workplace. The DOL recognized this, and has now proposed a final rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget. Although the details are not yet publicly available, prior versions of the rule clarified that forms of compensation like tuition reimbursement, employee discounts, employer-provided gym costs, wellness programs, and certain other benefits are… . . . read more.

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How to assess the overall health of your medical practice

By Nick Hernandez  bio
How do you know that your overall business is healthy? How do you know that the business processes you perform are…


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3-point retention strategy

By Julie Ellison  bio
Great medical offices are built with great people. In today’s competitive employment market, it’s hard enough…


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Immigration, salary threshold, LGBTQ discrimination, emojis and more

By Mike O’Brien  bio
Administration (SSA) just announced its plan to mail a second set of “no-match letters” to employers this fall. These notices request…


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Salary threshold increases getting review

By Mike O’Brien  bio
DOL sends proposed FLSA salary threshold increases to OMB for final review…


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5 essential steps to ensure an effective HIPAA program

By Danika Brinda  bio
HIPAA Compliance is a term that is often thrown around the healthcare industry; however, I commonly ask myself: Is the meaning of HIPAA Compliance the same throughout the…


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How to prepare for a strategic planning process

By Nick Hernandez  bio
There are many different models and action steps for strategic planning. Attempting to “jump right in”, however, is ill-advised. Undertaking some basic pre-work will help to ensure…


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7 reasons to consider a physician partnership

By Nick Hernandez  bio
Physician partnerships are often a great idea providing you give thought to how you will structure one and why you wish to…


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What you need to know when a bully takes you on

By Lynne Curry  bio
You’ve met bullies who play a win/lose game, even as you aim for a win/win solution. Guess who loses when…


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Avoid These 5 Common PowerPoint Mistakes

By Cheryl Toth, MBA  bio
Who among us has not suffered (or slept) through a deadly PowerPoint presentation in a meeting or at a conference? We all know…


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