Employee Leave – Legal Rules

Employees may need to take time off from work for various reasons, including for their own medical situations or family emergencies. Federal and state leave laws require employers to provide employees with leave in certain situations. In general, when employees request time off from work, employers should consider their obligations under: The federal Family and…

New HIPAA Rule Will Require Updates to Privacy Notices

On April 26, 2024, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule that strengthens the HIPAA Privacy Rule by prohibiting the disclosure of protected health information (PHI) related to lawful reproductive health care in certain situations. The final rule requires covered entities, including health plans, to update their privacy notices…

Preparing for the DOL’s New Overtime Rule

In early March 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed overtime rule, announced in August 2023, entered its last stage of review. Publication of the final rule is expected soon. The rule would amend the requirements that employees in certain white-collar occupations must satisfy to qualify for an overtime exemption under the Fair Labor…

DOL Independent Contractor Rule

Worker classification directly impacts employee eligibility for benefits, legal protections (such as minimum wage and overtime rights) and taxation. Employee misclassification is a growing concern for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). While several tests exist to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor, the DOL uses the economic reality test…

2023 Year-End Technology Checklist

Our Chief Technology Officer, Kelly Davis, wants to ensure you wrap up 2023 knowing that your networks and hardware are secure for the near year! Check out his tips below: 1. Review your backup devices and services Business backup solutions are as simple as having an external hard drive connected or a cloud backup for…