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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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BLOG

How exit interviews support your management

By Paul Edwards  bio
Does your practice use exit interviews safely and beneficially? Small practices do not need to conduct these interviews in person—in fact…


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MANAGING THE OFFICE

The key ingredients of a profitable medical practice

Medical office managers are often so focused on the day-to-day that it can be easy to lose sight of the…


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EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK

Employee handbook compliance 101

An employee handbook is a living, active guide that your medical practice looks to and points to when your employees have questions about their…


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PRODUCTIVITY

Resolving employee conflict

Q: Two members of my staff don’t get along with each other—at all. The constant bickering and other childish behavior have me at my wit’s end. Sometimes I feel like…


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TERMINATION

7 steps to safely terminating an employee

Properly terminating an employee to minimize the chances of repercussions starts with gathering all the facts and considering all the factors, says HR attorney…


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TERMINATION BEST PRACTICES

Can your employee handbook help you safely terminate an employee?

If you ever need to terminate an employee, one of the best tools you can have is an employee handbook that sets out clear policies and…


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PRODUCTIVITY

How to handle the 4 most common types of “disconnected” staffers

Why don’t those staffers perform the way the manager wants them to perform? To a great extent it’s because there’s no connection between the staffer and the…


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INSIGHT

Cheap management tricks that really work

By Steve M. Cohen  bio
Sometimes office management is more a matter of quickly throwing out a good answer rather than some profound strategy or statement. I’m not trying to minimize the organization and old-fashioned brainpower that goes into…


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