FLSA Amendment – Tip Regulations


FLSA Amendment Prohibits Employers from Retaining Tips, Allows Tip Pooling A 2018 spending bill enacted on March 23, 2018, amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to: Prohibit employers from retaining employees’ tips, regardless of whether the tip credit is used; and Eliminate prior regulations that barred tip pooling when employers pay tipped employees at […]

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Data From Facebook Accounts Exposed


Data From 87 Million Facebook Accounts Exposed Facebook recently announced that political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica, obtained information from up to 87 million accounts without their users’ consent. Experts believe that collected data could include locations, interests, photos, status updates and more. Facebook applications and third-party services can normally request access to an account’s information. […]

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Bitcoin: Weighing the Risks and Benefits


Before deciding to accept bitcoin as a form of payment, companies should carefully take into account the risks and coverage options, considering that bitcoin is experimental and still in active development. Because bitcoin is a new invention, its future is unpredictable and the use of and accepting it as a form of payment should be […]

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Offering Multiple Health Plans

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According to the Employer Health Benefits 2017 Annual Survey, 58 percent of covered workers are employed in a firm that offers more than one type of health insurance plan. Employers nationwide are realizing the positive impact that offering multiple health plans can have on their employee engagement, retention and recruiting efforts.  More Plans, More Choice […]

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Emergency Preparedness for Farmworkers

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Farms, like most workplaces, face unexpected emergencies and disasters, which can be natural or man-made. To help lessen the impact of these events, employers and supervisors should develop and exercise emergency action plans (EAPs), which prepare workers for emergencies and disasters before they occur. What is an Emergency Action Plan? An EAP identifies and organizes […]

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Direct Primary Care

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As a means to reduce rising health care costs, innovative solutions are rising to the surface. One such solution is known as direct primary care (DPC). What is DPC? In this model, physicians, pediatricians and internists charge a monthly membership fee that covers most of what the average patient needs, including visits and drugs at […]

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What To Do If Your Car Is Stolen


Did You Know? Because of their value, vehicles are popular targets for criminals. In fact, on lists of global vehicle theft statistics, you’ll find that the United States consistently ranks near the top. In the event that your vehicle is stolen, you will need to react quickly in order to have a smooth insurance claims […]

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Critical Cyber Flaws Affect Nearly All Computers

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Cyber security researchers recently announced the discovery of two major security flaws that could allow hackers to bypass regular security measures and obtain normally inaccessible data. The flaws, referred to as Meltdown and Spectre, are both caused by design flaws found in nearly all modern processors. These vulnerabilities can be exploited to access all of […]

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Wedding Insurance

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From a sudden vendor cancellation or damage to your treasured white gown, wedding insurance can protect against unforeseen problems, while also giving loving couples peace of mind. What Protections Does Wedding Insurance Offer? For the happiest day of your life, you must be covered! Wedding insurance protects an engaged couple’s investment in the event of […]

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When is a Workers’ Compensation Claim Compensable?


Carefully evaluating workers’ compensation claims is crucial in helping your company save money and prevent fraud. Workers’ compensation is simply a form of insurance that offers employees medical coverage in the event they are injured during a work-related function. Depending on the state of residence, it may also give compensation for disabilities sustained or cover […]

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