In This Issue .
  1. How-To: 4 Strategies to Decrease Overtime Costs
  2. Update: 2019 HSA Limits On The Rise
  3. HR & Compliance: Manual Entry Compliance Concerns
  4. Infographic: FLSA Exemption Guide
  5. Article: DOL Issues Guidance on Independent Contractors
  6. Compliance Matters: Updates to overtime regulations, "regular rate of pay" calculations, tip pooling rules, and Social Security notices for incorrect SSNs
Trending Business Tips & News .
4 Strategies to Decrease Overtime Costs
Is overtime management (or lack thereof) shrinking your bottom line? It's no secret that paying time and a half can dramatically increase your labor costs. And if your workforce is already stretched thin, your supervisors and HR team probably have enough on their plates without having to worry about overtime policing every shift. Read More
2019 HSA Limits Rise
According to IRS
By SHRM

The IRS has announced an increase to Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution for 2019. The new limits will be $3,500 for individuals (an increase of $50) and $7,000 for family coverage (an increase of $100).

MANUAL TIMEKEEPING:
IT'S 2018, PLEASE DON'T
By Southland Data Processing

Drop the stone and chisel--it's 2018, and that means it's time to enter the age of modern timekeeping. Read on to learn how manual practices are costing your business and why you should stop (like, now).

EMPLOYEE CLASSIFICATIONS:
FLSA EXEMPTION GUIDE
By Southland Data Processing

Covering everything from minimum wage to recordkeeping, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) can be tricky to navigate - especially when it comes to exemptions. This guide will help you understand employee classifications.

DOL ISSUES GUIDANCE ON INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS
By SHRM

On July 13, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Field Assistance Bulletin, providing the new administration's first substantive guidance on independent contractor classification.

Compliance Matters .
Social Security Notices

Social Security to begin mailing notices to employers with W-2s with mismatched name and SSN combinations.
FLSA
"Regular Rate of Pay"

Regulations to be amended for calculating "regular rate of pay" for FLSA overtime calculations.
Clock Counting Overtime
New Overtime Update

DOL plans to issue a new overtime regulation in January with a proposal to replace the previous salary threshold of $47,476 for overtime eligibility.
Tip Jar
Tip Pooling Rules

DOL also announced plans to address "tip pooling rules" in August 2018. Stay tuned for more information!
Event Calendar .
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On Demand Webinar - HR Insights: Performance Evaluations

FREE Webinar - Accruals 101

FREE Webinar - On The Fence About Timekeeping?

Networking Event - Happy Hour at SDP!

FREE Webinar - FLSA Pitfalls
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