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It’s arrived, it’s here, and it’s been put into effect this year – the new Department of Labor’s final overtime rule has changed the way you must calculate your employees’ overtime pay, and it affects every business, no matter the size or industry. This new DOL rule increased the overtime exemption threshold from $455 to … Continue reading Why the DOL’s Final Overtime Rule Matters for Skilled Nursing Facilities
The drastic change to Form W-4 and the entire federal income tax withholding process that took effect on January 1 this year (check out our blog article on the topic here) created lots of questions for employees, lots of compliance challenges for employers, and more than a little confusion for some HCM providers. Recent employer … Continue reading Is Your HCM Solution Keeping You in Compliance With the New Form W-4? Take This Challenge to Find Out
Fun fact: Screwing up payroll isn’t just frustrating for employees and a hassle for your organization, it’s also illegal. Eighty-two million U.S. employees – that’s 54% of the American workforce – are affected by payroll problems. And it takes just two payroll errors to send nearly half of U.S. employees looking for a new job. … Continue reading Proofreading Payroll: How Can I Be Sure It’s Done Right?
Ever since the Secretary of Health Services announced that 50% of all Medicare payments would be made using the value-based care model by 2018, all healthcare costs have been on the rise. For those that have still not integrated this model, it has been a challenge to keep up and fully transition. For others that … Continue reading HR Best Practices for a Smooth Value-Based Care Transition
Office romances are frequent and generate much interest – there are more than 300,000,000 search results on Google about love in the workplace. We all enjoy a great office love story, like the one between Pam and Jim in The Office, or a nonfiction one like Bill and Melinda Gates. Or you may have read … Continue reading Love and HR: What We Don’t Really Talk About!
When you want to dive into your field, one of the best things to do is attend a conference. For two to three days you can spend time immersed in industry trends, compliance, technology, and firsthand experience. The best part is learning what agencies like yours are implementing to drive better care and growth. We … Continue reading The Top Home Care Conferences You Should Know About
My mom once told me “In an age of technology and information, ignorance is a choice.” Yes, you can say my mom is pretty wise. In the end, like it or not, she is always right, and whenever I got caught doing something I wasn’t supposed to, it was just a “Don’t do it again” … Continue reading 3 Things That Will Get Your Skilled Nursing Facility Audited
Welcome to Pay Matters, our monthly roundup of all the payroll and compliance news that you must know. Stay informed and in compliance with our monthly payroll alerts and insights. DOL Issues Final Joint- Employment Rule On January 12, the US Department of Labor issued its anticipated Final Rule interpreting joint employer status under the … Continue reading Pay Matters! February 2020
Remember those “word problems” in math class? If 2 trains leave the station going in opposite directions, and the conductor of train A buys 3 apples for 75 cents, and the conductor of train B buys 2 apples for 40 cents, is Jill older than Jane? OK, maybe they weren’t that complicated in algebra class, … Continue reading Payroll Systems – “If I’d known there was going to be math involved…”
We get it: You are running a business that is demanding and unique. You probably do your own payroll, human resources, office administration, compliance ensurance, and much more. On top of everything you already have on your plate, Sarah, one of your caregivers, just handed in her letter of resignation – she is the 3rd … Continue reading Secrets to Help You Tackle the High Home Care Turnover Rate