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Federal Court Strikes Down 2016 Overtime Rule
Brought to you by Sullivan Benefits
On Aug. 31, 2017, a federal judge in Texas struck down the Department of Labor's (DOL) 2016 overtime rule, stating that the DOL had exceeded its authority by issuing a new salary level requirement for white collar exempt employees. The DOL is unlikely to appeal this court decision because the ruling does not put into question the DOL's general authority to set any type of salary limit.

However, the DOL has also signaled its intention to propose a new overtime rule. The DOL has published a request for information (RFI) to invite the public to comment on the issues the DOL should consider before proposing a new overtime rule.

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Summertime Blues
Brought to you by Lori L'Ecuyer 
Fitness & Nutrition Consultant, Sullivan Benefits
Summer brings with it both relaxation and anticipation! Anticipation of that much needed vacation, of beach days and cookouts. We eat more, we drink more and relax more. For most of us, this means that our routines drastically change. Let's face it, the last thing we are thinking about after a cookout with a couple drinks on a Sunday night is what we are eating the next day, or what time we are getting to the gym! And if we're honest, most of us started on Friday night, after all it is summer!

So what happens when it's over?

Schedules go back to normal, kids are back to school and Sundays are our day to recuperate from the week instead of getting in one last party!  Labor Day marks the end of summer and the start of a new school year; this is the perfect time to revisit your health and fitness goals!

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