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DOL Proposes Changes to FLSA White Collar Exemption Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a proposed rule to modify the “white collar exemptions” provided by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The white collar exemptions are minimum wage and overtime exception rules for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees. Here are a few key updates of the proposed rule: […]

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Changes for 2014: Small Employer Health Care Tax Credit

For tax years beginning in 2014 or later, there are a few changes coming to the small employer health care tax credit program.  These changes include an increase to the maximum amount of the credit, a requirement that employers obtain group coverage through an Exchange, and a new two-year limit on taking the credit. Here […]

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Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA; Impact on Employee Benefits

On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court announced decisions in two significant cases regarding laws affecting same-sex marriage — the federal Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8. In this article, we provide a brief review of what we learned yesterday, thoughts on the potential impact to employers, as well as […]

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New Rules for HIPAA Privacy and Security Protections

On January 17th, 2013, new rules were issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that modify various HIPAA rules. The changes are primarily designed to engage privacy protections for patients and to strengthen the ability of the government to enforce the law. Here is an overview of some of the key […]

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