DOL Update: Lump Sum Nondiscretionary Bonuses Must Be Included in Regular Rate

Lump Sum Nondiscretionary Bonuses Must Be Included in Regular Rate

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has asserted once again that employers must include nondiscretionary bonuses in their employee’s regular wage rate calculations. In a new opinion letter, the DOL outlines how employers may go about allocating lump sum nondiscretionary bonuses that cover more than one workweek. The issue of bonus allocation is important because …

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Jury Duty Leave Requirements

Jury Duty Leave Requirements

Federal law imposes the following jury duty leave requirements on all employers: Employers are prohibited from discharging, threatening to discharge, intimidating, or coercing any permanent employee because of the employee’s jury service in a federal court. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers cannot make deductions for absence of an exempt employee due to …

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Stay Informed: Cyber Security Glossary

Cyber Security Glossary

In today’s day and age of just about everything being stored online, the need for strong cyber security practices and policies has never been greater. Cyber crimes and data breaches cost companies millions of dollars every year, and one slip-up in your security can dramatically impact your business’s future. While cyber security measures are necessary …

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DOL Updates Regular Rate of Pay Rules

DOL Updates Regular Rate of Pay Rules

On Dec. 12, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new final rule clarifying how to calculate an employee’s regular wage rate under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The regular rate is used to determine an employee’s overtime compensation, and guidelines related to this calculation haven’t been significantly updated in over 60 …

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Dental Care: Oral Health and Wellness

Dental Care: Oral Health and Wellness

Did you know that poor oral health can lead to many seemingly unrelated medical conditions? In fact, oral bacteria and oral disease have been linked to a variety of serious illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke and pregnancy complications. Importance of Oral Health The following examples illustrate the relationship between your oral health and general …

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