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Ready or Not: DOL Proposes Change to Salary Exemption Requirements

Toward the end of 2023, The U.S. Department of Labor announced a notice of proposed rulemaking to increase the threshold minimum annual salary requirements for exempt employees and “highly compensated employees” under the FLSA’s overtime pay requirements. Under the current rules, an employee must meet the minimum salary requirements of $684 per week or $35,568 annually for that employee to be exempt from the FLSA overtime rules. The new rule would increase this threshold to $1,059 per week, or $55,068 annually. The rule would also change the annual salary requirements for employees who are considered “highly compensated employees.”   Under the […]

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CDC Changes COVID Isolation Rule – Why Do I Care?

On March 1, 2024, the CDC said it would no longer require a 5-day isolation period for individuals testing positive for COVID-19. This guidance is contained in “Preventing Spread of Respiratory Viruses When You’re Sick.” The new CDC guidance applies to individuals experiencing “respiratory virus symptoms that aren’t better explained by another cause,” including fever, […]

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Lever1, Kansas City-Based HR Solutions Leader, Expands Operations to Oklahoma.

Lever1, a leading provider of comprehensive HR solutions, is thrilled to announce its expansion into the state of Oklahoma at 820 W Danforth Rd., #1038, in Edmond. This exciting move marks the company’s continued commitment to supporting businesses across the nation by offering innovative and cost-effective payroll and HR solutions. With a proven track record […]

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Year-End Reminders for Business Owners: Ensuring a Smooth Transition into 2024

By Chad Braymer, Lever1 President As 2023 draws to a close, it’s crucial for business owners to proactively address year-end tasks to ensure a seamless transition into 2024. By staying ahead of important deadlines and taking necessary steps, you can avoid potential penalties, compliance issues, and administrative burdens. Review and Reconcile Financials Before the year […]

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Beyond Gratuity: How HR Can Reshape Tipping Culture

Exploring Tipping Culture: Navigating Complexity with HR Expertise By Jordan Lamb, Lever1 Director of HR In an era of evolving tipping norms, the intricate landscape of tipping culture in the United States has sparked ‘tipping fatigue,’ impacting both customers and businesses. This article delves into the multifaceted implications of this phenomenon and its significance for […]

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Mastering Open Enrollment: A Guide to Success

By Bob Van Vliet, Director of Sales & Marketing Succeeding in Open Enrollment: Your Path to Confidence Open enrollment, for business owners, can often feel like a complex maze filled with challenges and opportunities. As we venture into this annual endeavor, our goal is clear: to provide the best benefits to our employees while securing […]

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Ahead of the Curve: Insider Strategies to 2023’s Recruitment Game

By Pam Martin, Lever1 Director of Recruiting Services Recruiting and hiring the right talent is a critical challenge that companies face in 2023, given the shifting job market dynamics and the increasing demand for skilled workers. To address these challenges and build a strong workforce, organizations must adopt effective recruitment strategies that align with current […]

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Form I-9 Flexibility Ends: Everything Employers Need to Know

DHS Ends Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility: Important Updates for Employers As of July 31, 2023, the temporary flexibilities for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, will come to an end. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has recently announced that employers must complete in-person physical document inspections for employees […]

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