News

From The Desk of Richard Ollis 3/23/2020 Update

An Update From Richard – 3/23/2020

March 23, 2020 As we begin our week, we thought it was important to provide you with an update. We realize you are receiving many updates from many sources. Our goal is to provide you with timely, meaningful information, tools and resources. Ollis/Akers/Arney implemented our business contingency plan last week (Monday). We are fully operational, …

An Update From Richard – 3/23/2020 Read More »

COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Family Medical Leave: Key Provisions

COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Family Medical Leave: Key Provisions

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which goes into effect on April 2, 2020. The new law imposes sweeping new emergency paid leave and expanded family medical leave requirements for employers nationwide. Here is a summary of the key provisions affecting employers: EMERGENCY PAID SICK LEAVE …

COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Family Medical Leave: Key Provisions Read More »

Press Release - Ollis/Akers/Arney - Springfield MO

The Missouri Hospital Association appoints Myleah Shrimpton to Statewide Patient and Family Advisory Council

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 30, 2020 The Missouri Hospital Association appoints Myleah Shrimpton to Statewide Patient and Family Advisory Council SPRINGFIELD, MO – The Missouri Hospital Association (MHA) announced the appointment of Myleah Shrimpton, Director of Claims for Ollis/Akers/Arney Insurance & Business Advisors, to The MHA Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC). …

The Missouri Hospital Association appoints Myleah Shrimpton to Statewide Patient and Family Advisory Council Read More »

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 …

Lump Sum Nondiscretionary Bonuses Must Be Included in Regular Rate Read More »

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 …

CDC Urges Consumers to Stop Vaping After More Than 215 Hospitalized Read More »

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 …

Performance Reviews: Best Practices Read More »