New FLSA Rule Finally Announced

The Department of Labor (DOL) released its final regulation governing overtime exemptions for the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new rule affects most employers that have salaried employees with a new threshold of $913 a week for an annual wage of $47,476 per year. If your salaried employees make less than this then you need to track hours and …

Written By: Andrea Westhead

Responding to Unemployment Claims

Did your business receive a state unemployment insurance (SUI) claim? When an employee files an unemployment claim, state agencies where the employee resides will request former employers provide more information. Your business must respond promptly, but the claims process can be confusing and time-consuming for many small businesses.

Written By: Jim Thibodeau

Boosting Morale Through Employee Wellness

In a 2015 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, 76 percent of survey respondents currently offer employee wellness programs. Companies that lead this trend came from Silicon Valley, but many employers across the country now offer or plan to offer corporate wellness programs to help boost morale, reduce healthcare burdens to the employer, and to increase work productivity. …

Written By: Jim Thibodeau