October 2016

Fall is upon us with cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and the smell of pumpkin spice lattes. Here at HR Advantage, our staff has remained happily busy with assisting area employers with mandated compliance. From EEO-1 reporting, the New OT Rule to policy updates in preparation for the new OSHA post-accident drug testing rule. 

Please see the article below to provide you with more information to prepare.
Feel free to contact HRA to explore the best practice for your company to ensure proper implementation by December 1, 2016.
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New Overtime Regulations
(Dec 1, 2016)  
Are you ready for the New DOL Overtime Rule?
The final rule was signed on May 18, 2016. If you are wondering whether or not you are a covered FLSA employer more than likely "yes."
Under FLSA the defined covered employer is basically any business with annual sales of $500K or greater, or who are engaged in interstate commerce. 
The term under FLSA "Interstate Commerce" is board and can simply mean mailing and receiving items from other states, using company telephones, or computers to place or accept interstate
business calls or orders.
Employers are to review current employees that are classified as exempt (White Collar), and Highly Compensated Employee status. Such as:

*Administrative, and;

to ensure that there are no misclassifications, and to determine if the projected salary threshold of $913 per week, or $47,476 annually will be met. For Highly Compensated the new threshold of $134,004 annually. The salary thresholds are expected to increase every three years. In addition, the new rule will allow employers to use non-discretionary bonuses/incentives "including commission" to meet up to 10% of the new standard salary level.

****HRA is currently providing on-site services to assist employers in assessing their current staff classifications to ensure compliance, determine who falls under those identified to raise to the new salary threshold ($47,476), or to re-classify as non-exempt. In addition, we provide recommendations on most the most suitable strategy for your company to address and communicate with managers and staff.

Call today to schedule your on-site assessment.

Job Openings within HR Advantage

Financial Advisor/OPS Manager
Springfield MO 
$60-70K with full Benefits

Executive Administrative Assistant
Springfield MO 

If interested or if you know of someone who is seeking employment in the related area, please inquire to
Grief in the Workplace

When an employee passes away, a company must deal with the emotional fallout of the situation while still planning for the viability of the business. Find advice to help your company navigate this difficult time. Click Here to read more about...

OSHA New Rules November 2016
Jake Wolfenden of Summit Safety discusses the impending OSHRA regulation set to take effect November 2016. Click  HERE to review the  video.

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