It’s Not Too Late: A One-Month Plan for Compliance with New FLSA Exempt Status Overtime Regulations

The new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exempt status overtime regulations are effective in one month - December 1, 2016. The significant changes include, but are not limited to, an increase in the minimum salary threshold for exempt status, rising from $455 per week ($23,660 per year) to $913 per week ($47,476 per year). As a result, millions of w…

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Missed the IRA Rollover Window? New Revenue Procedure May Save Stress and Money

On August 24, 2016, the IRS issued a new revenue procedure that has the potential to save taxpayers a lot of stress and money. In general, when a taxpayer takes a distribution from an IRA or other qualified plan, that distribution must be included in the taxpayer’s gross income unless the funds are redeposited into a new IRA or qualified plan withi…

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Order Issued in Greer v Advantage Health by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has issued an Order in Greer v Advantage Health reversing its previous grant of leave. In Greer, the Court of Appeals held that a plaintiff could recover economic damages in the amount billed by the health care provider, without reducing that amount to (i) what was actually paid by the patient or insurer or (ii) the amount of an a…

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The EEOC Issues New Guidance Regarding Reasonable Accommodations Required for Pregnant Workers Under the PDA and ADA

On July 14, 2014, for the first time in over 30 years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance clarifying the terms of pregnancy discrimination law under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The guidance focuses on the interplay between the PDA and ADA and interprets the…

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Medicare Part D Notice - October 14 Deadline Approaching

The October 14 deadline for plan sponsors who offer prescription drug coverage to give creditable/non-creditable coverage notice to Medicare-eligible individuals is rapidly approaching.

The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) requires plan sponsors offering prescription drug coverage to disclose to individual…

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