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Too Much, Too Fast? An Update on the DOL’s New FLSA Overtime Rule

Published by David Thurber on Mar 29, 2017

The DOL's new FLSA overtime rule, which was set to take effect December 1, 2016, nearly doubled the existing exemption salary threshold. Had the new regulation taken effect, millions of employees in the country would have become exempt from overtime, qualifying for overtime pay under the FLSA. Just weeks before… Read More

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Delay of the OSHA Enforcement of Their New Anti-Retaliation Rules Under 29 CFR 1904.35

Published by David Thurber on Dec 19, 2016

​New rules from OSHA are encouraging employers not to retaliate or discriminate against workers who file or want to file workplace injuries. However, an August 2016 suit, TEXO ABC/AGC Inc. v. Perez, which seeks to overturn these OSHA regulations has caused their effective date to be postponed. Our SVP of… Read More

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Overtime and Minimum Wage changes to affect millions of workers…Are you prepared?

Published by Alliance Insurance Group on Jun 23, 2016

Significant changes to employee compensation are right around the corner. Previously, I’ve written about the new wage threshold that determines whether your employees are exempt workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Effective December 1, 2016, that wage threshold will move from $23,600 up to $47,476 annually, and from… Read More

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False Claims Act: Supreme Court hears oral arguments

Published by David Thurber on May 12, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a False Claims Act (FCA) case, Universal Health Services v. United States ex rel. Escobar1. The Court is being asked by the government to affirm the validity of their so-called implied false certification theory. This theory, advanced by the department of… Read More

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Obesity: A Protected Class?

Published by David Thurber on May 12, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that more than one-third (34.9 percent or 78.6 million) of American adults are considered obese, which it defines as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher using a weight to height ratio. Morbid obesity refers to a weight… Read More

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Workers’ Compensation: Vital to Manufacturing

Published by Alliance Insurance Group on Jan 22, 2016

Since the 1970s, manufacturing workers, along with construction workers, have consistently reported the most cases of debilitating work-related disability. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2013 more than 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by all private employers—including manufacturers. Read More

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2016 Affordable Care Act (ACA) Update

Published by Alliance Insurance Group on Jan 19, 2016

As it seems to be its usual modus operandi around any holiday, the government was busy during this past holiday season issuing employee benefits related guidance, regulations, and updates. Many employers who were taking a well-deserved break during this time may have missed some of these when they were released.… Read More