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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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CDC Urges Consumers to Stop Vaping After More Than 215 Hospitalized

CDC Urges Consumers to Stop Vaping After More Than 215 Hospitalized

On Friday, Aug. 31, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an advisory warning consumers of the dangers of vaping after over 215 cases of mysterious lung disease have occurred. The advisory also urges consumers to refrain from purchasing cannabis and e-cigarette products off the street, and stop modifying vaping devices. Vaping-related …

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Best Practices for Performance Reviews

Performance Reviews: Best Practices

Performance Management is an important part of a company’s quality assurance and employee engagement strategies. Many companies formally evaluate an employee’s performance and progress after an initial introductory period and then again on an annual or semi-annual basis. Although performance evaluations can improve productivity and employee morale, many employers do not make them a high …

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Ollis/Akers/Arney Press Release

Ollis/Akers/Arney announces new location; Paul Long to lead the local market

BOLIVAR, MO – The renovation of the First National Bank building brings new and existing businesses to the Bolivar Square. One such business is the insurance conglomerate of Ollis/Akers/Arney Insurance & Business Advisors. Formerly The Paul Long Agency, Ollis/Akers/Arney acquired Long’s business in July 2018 which included offices in Bolivar and El Dorado Springs. Ollis/Akers/Arney …

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Ann McDowell Appointed as New Board Member for Ollis/Akers/Arney

Ollis/Akers/Arney is pleased to announce the appointment of Ann McDowell as its newest Board of Directors Member effective December 12, 2017. McDowell comes to Ollis/Akers/Arney with a wealth of knowledge and an extensive background in management, marketing and community service. She brings more than three decades of experience to the organization including roles with Silver …

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