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Guidance on New Overtime Exemption Ruling
Most likely to affect employers with salaried workers making less than $47,476 per year.
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Brought to by Sullivan Benefits
On May 18, 2016, the DOL blessed us all with another set of rules that have raised eyebrows. The final rules take effect December 1, 2016 and will re-define overtime wage payment qualifications for "white collar exemptions" under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 

The rule change that will prove to have the most impact on employers will be the required salary level increase from $23,660 to $47,476 to qualify for a white collar exemption. What does this mean?

It means applicable salaried employees earning less than $47,476 annually will now be eligible for overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours per week. 
In short, what the new overtime exemption rules mean.

1:32  In short, what the new overtime exemption rules mean.


What should you do now?

1.  Familiarize yourself with the new overtime payment rules.  

2. Review job descriptions, internal policies/handbooks, and compensation practices, including non-discretionary bonuses to determine areas requiring modification.

3.  Assess HRIS and internal timekeeping system capabilities and determine if modifications must be made or implemented.

4.  Prepare to communicate changes to your employees.

What the OT rules will mean to small business and non-profits.

2:16  What OT rules will mean to small business and non-profits.
Summer Safety... Time to break out the bug spray!
Brought to you by Nan Maley, RN
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Director of Corporate Wellness, Sullivan Benefits
Summer is here and it is time to break out not just the sunscreen, but the bug spray too! Most reactions to insect bites and stings are mild, causing little more than redness, itching, stinging or minor swelling. Rarely, insect bites and stings, such as from a bee, a wasp, a hornet, a fire ant or a scorpion, can result in severe reactions.  However, although rare, insects can carry life threatening diseases, such as West Nile virus or Zika.


What you will learn in this article...

How to take care of an insect bite or sting that causes a mild reaction.

When to seek emergency care based on what the injured person experiences.

The actions to take immediately while waiting for medical help.

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