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The 9 Most Common COBRA Mistakes

The 9 Most Common COBRA Mistakes

If you have at least 20 employees, you will most likely need to send out a COBRA notification at some point. COBRA is a legal act that was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1985. The goal of the act was to provide employees with group health benefits if...

The Impact of New FLSA Overtime Regulations on Employers

The Impact of New FLSA Overtime Regulations on Employers

On April 6, 2024, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a final ruling under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) about overtime regulations for exempt workers. While the regulation still has to undergo a comment period and potential lawsuits, it looks like these...

Is COBRA Required for Small Businesses?

Is COBRA Required for Small Businesses?

What benefits must be covered under COBRA? More importantly, is COBRA required for small businesses?  The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) was signed into law by President Ronald Regan in 1985. While it has been almost 40 years since this act was...

HR Compliance Update | May 21, 2024

HR Compliance Update | May 21, 2024

FEDERAL UPDATES Federal Contractors: AAP Certification Reminder - Certification in the OFCCP portal is due by July 1, 2024. AI Guidance - As required by President Biden’s Executive Order 14110, OFCCP released new guidance for the use of artificial intelligence by...

Decoding COBRA Compliance, Coverage & Risk Mitigation

Decoding COBRA Compliance, Coverage & Risk Mitigation

“COBRA is not the actual insurance, COBRA is the continuation of those rich group plans that you had.” In episode #101 of Mission to Grow, the Asure podcast that serves as small business owners' guide to cash, compliance and the War for Talent, Operations Manager,...

Addressing the Accounting Shortage: Challenges & Solutions

Addressing the Accounting Shortage: Challenges & Solutions

In the intricate world of finance, where numbers wield tremendous power, the role of accountants is indispensable. However, the accounting profession is currently facing a significant challenge: a staffing shortage that has been steadily growing over the past few...

How to Communicate New FLSA Overtime Regulations to Employees

How to Communicate New FLSA Overtime Regulations to Employees

On April 23, 2024, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a final rule that updated Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) salaries for overtime-exempt workers. The new changes will occur in a two-step progression.  In July, employers must start paying overtime-exempt...

9 Key Elements of an Overtime Policy

9 Key Elements of an Overtime Policy

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was originally created in 1938. Since that time, the FLSA and Department of Labor (DOL) regulations have governed the provision of overtime in the United States.  In April 2024, the FLSA received a major update for the first time in...

OFCCP Releases New Artificial Intelligence Guidance

OFCCP Releases New Artificial Intelligence Guidance

By Laura A. Mitchell & Alyssa J. Calabrese, Jackson Lewis Law Firm The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced ton April 30, 2024 the release of a new Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) landing page. The landing page, which encourages readers...

Tips for Restaurants, Retailers When Faced With Sabbath Day Requests

Tips for Restaurants, Retailers When Faced With Sabbath Day Requests

by Andrew F. Maunz, Jackson Lewis Law Offices Imagine you manage a busy restaurant, and you are working on the schedule for next week. Saturday is your busiest day, and you need all hands on deck, so you need to schedule everyone for that day. Just when you have the...

What Is Pay-As-You-Go Workers’ Comp?

What Is Pay-As-You-Go Workers’ Comp?

Some form of workers’ compensation has existed since 1911. While workers’ compensation has existed for many years, pay-as-you-go workers’ comp is a fairly new development. With this alternative payment option, you can simplify your premium payments, avoid deposits,...

New FLSA Overtime Salary Threshold

New FLSA Overtime Salary Threshold

“The way you communicate things to your employees is going to significantly change how they accept what you do.” In episode #100 of Mission to Grow, the Asure podcast that serves as small business owners' guide to cash, compliance and the War for Talent, VP of HR...

Is Outsourcing HR Right for Nonprofits?

Is Outsourcing HR Right for Nonprofits?

When you're managing a non-profit organization, every dollar counts towards achieving the mission and the allocation of resources demands careful consideration. Human Resources (HR) management stands as a critical function within these organizations, ensuring the...

The 5 Most Common Workers’ Comp Audit Issues

The 5 Most Common Workers’ Comp Audit Issues

At the end of a workers’ comp policy, the insurer performs an audit to see if they charged you the correct amount. Your annual premium charges are based on payroll for the previous year, which can change significantly. While some variation is normal, it’s important to...

The Top 10 Reasons to Switch to Pay-As-You-Go Workers’ Compensation

The Top 10 Reasons to Switch to Pay-As-You-Go Workers’ Compensation

In 1911, the first workers’ compensation plan was adopted in the United States. Over the years, workers’ compensation insurance has developed strict regulations. Rules can vary from one state to another, which can make it difficult to follow the applicable regulations...

HR Compliance Update | May 8, 2024

HR Compliance Update | May 8, 2024

FEDERAL UPDATES Exempt Salary Threshold.  As expected, the DOL finalized a rule raising the federal exempt salary threshold for the EAP exemptions (executive, administrative, professional), as well as the HCE exemption (highly compensated employees).  Unexpectedly, it...

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