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Employment Law Update

New overtime rule now in effect

By Mike O’Brien bio Jan. 1, 2020 was the deadline to comply with new FLSA overtime rule. At the end of September the Department of Labor issued its long-awaited final rule updating the salary level test for white-collar overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Under the new rule, the minimum salary level for exemption is raised from $455 a week to $684 a week, or $35,568 annually. The change marks the first increase in the minimum salary level to take effect in more than 15 years. It is expected to bring overtime eligibility to over a million employees who are ineligible under the current threshold. Although the DOL released a final rule raising the salary level in 2016, the rule was blocked by a federal district court and… . . . read more.

GET CREATIVE

Mind-map your way toward creating a great employee handbook

Sitting down with pen and paper and freely jotting down ideas may not sound like the best path toward creating…


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INCREASING PROFITS

21 easy ways to boost practice profitability fast

Simple changes to billing procedures, hiring policies, purchasing, patient relations, and other daily activities can have a positive impact on…


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MANAGING STAFF

“Why are you leaving us?” 5 key questions to ask staffers who resign

There’s good information to be had from a staffer who’s leaving.
People who have resigned “don’t have a hidden agenda.” They tend to be candid…


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MANAGING THE OFFICE

Telecommuters not working out? It’s not the flexibility that’s the problem; it’s your training program

Are you seeing a surge in low morale and unproductivity among your remote workers? Research suggests that it may be your lack of strategy and training…


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YOUR CAREER

Asking for a raise

One of the most frequently asked career questions is, “What is the best way to ask for a raise?”
Not surprising, a frequently…


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EMPLOYEE WELLNESS

How employers can help break the stigma of mental health in the workplace?

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! With approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiencing mental illness, according to…


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MANAGING STAFF

3 bonus formulas that boost staff productivity

What bonuses should the office give, and how can it design the bonuses to increase productivity…


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MANAGING STAFF

Why you might want to give your employees the summer benefits they want

What do your employees want this summer? In a recent survey from staffing firm Accountemps, employees said…


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READER TIPS

Try these no-cost ways to boost staff morale

To have good employees, an office “has to treat people right,” says Sabrina Hebert, manager of Northlake Surgical Associates…


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