If the Labor Department fails to finalize a new overtime-pay rule before the 2020 elections, the rule struck down in 2016—doubling the salary threshold for exempt positions—could come back to life, a former head of the Wage and Hour division warned.Tags: Benefits Compensation Equal Pay Pay
Janet L. Heins|Health Care Reform, Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs), Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Influencing Government Policy, News, Benefits, Compensation, Equal Pay, Pay
Republicans are no longer expected to make big changes in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But bipartisan legislation streamlining...
Janet L. Heins|California, Critical Evaluation, Minimum Wage, News, Overtime Eligibility and Exemptions, Benefits, Compensation, Equal Pay, Pay
California’s minimum wage and overtime-exempt salary threshold will rise in 2018 at different levels depending on employer size. Complicating...
Upheaval caused by recent hurricanes leads to temporary exemptions/waivers of written AAP requirements, extension of VETS-4212 reporting deadlineJanet L. Heins|Blog, News, Benefits, Compensation, Equal Pay, Pay
Two DOL agencies have modified some government contractor obligations in light of the turmoil resulting from recent hurricanes. First,...
Ask an HR Expert: Can We Allow Employees to Donate PTO to Co-Workers Who Have Had Family Emergencies?Janet L. Heins|Leave Benefits, News, Benefits, Compensation, Equal Pay, Pay
Leave-sharing programs that allow employees to donate PTO to coworkers can be great resources for people facing emergencies.
Janet L. Heins|Benefits Communication, Communication, News, Reporting and Disclosure, Benefits, Compensation, Equal Pay, Pay
Outsourcing the processing of Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage, is common. But employers remain responsible for...
Janet L. Heins|Benefits Strategy and Planning, Leadership and Navigation, News, Benefits, Compensation, Equal Pay, Pay
Workers’ ability to create a personalized benefit package—with greater flexibility to alter their selections outside of an annual open...
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