November 2016

Monthly Archives

  • Urgent Update: Department of Labor Ruling Blocked

    Late yesterday, a federal judge in Texas blocked the Department of Labor’s ruling on overtime pay, which was set to take effect on December 1st. This is the ruling that would require employers to pay employees making under $47,476 per year at a rate of time and one half their regular hourly pay, for all […]

  • The Worst Things to Buy During the Holidays

    Holiday shopping season goes into full gear this week, as consumers and retailers prepare for Black Friday. Whether you’ve meticulously planned out your purchases or you just wing it and buy everything on December 23rd, you might want to consult this list of the 15 Worst Things to Buy During the Holidays. Here are some […]

  • Special Alert: DOL Implementation Deadline December 1st

    Earlier this year, The Department of Labor announced a Final Rule on overtime pay. Hopefully, you’ve had time to prepare for implementation, which occurs December 1, 2016. Here are some key provisions of the Final Rule: All workers earning up to $913 per week, or $47,476 annually for a full-year worker, must be paid at […]

  • Retirement Alert: New Contribution Limits in 2017

    Section 415 of the Tax Code, which limits the allowable contribution amounts to retirement plans, is reviewed every year and cost-of-living adjustments are made. The IRS has determined that beginning in 2017, some of these limits will go up. The following contribution amounts will remain the same, at $18,000 per year: 401(k) plans 403(b) plans […]

  • Don’t Lose Your Top Performers

    Are your top performers satisfied at your business? Hopefully you have an open dialog with your employees, and you have an idea of how they’re feeling about their jobs. However, there are some things that signal an employee’s impending departure. A recent article from The Creative Group looks at these signs. Here are some things […]