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Regulatory Update: New Temporary Rule for FFCRA

The information below is accurate as of press time. However, as the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, it's possible that some data have changed since publication. Additionally, this information is provided for general educational purposes only. It should not be relied upon as,...


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The Reopening Dilemma

CEO Notebook | As schools are focused on creating safe learning communities, new legislation seeks to protect schools and other essential businesses from potential COVID-19 related liability. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Independent school leaders face one...


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CARES ACT and Retirement Plans: What Independent Schools Need to Know

Human Resources | Should schools modify their retirement plans to include CARES provisions? And if the school wants to lower contributions, do those changes need to be made concurrently? A roundtable discussion with Chris Garrison of Plan PILOT and Dave Mauger of New Pinnacle...


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New Overtime Threshold, Same Classification Headaches

Human Resources | Properly classifying school employees as exempt or nonexempt is tricky. A new white paper helps clarify matters. The deadline for implementing the new overtime salary threshold — January 1, 2020 — is quickly approaching. Currently, nonexempt employees who earn a...


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New Overtime Rule Proposed

(from the Society of Human Resource Management) T he Department of Labor has proposed an increase in the salary-level threshold for white-collar exemptions to $35,308 per year from $23,660. If finalized, the new overtime rule would result in the reclassification by employers of more than a...


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New Overtime Rule Likely in March

(from the Society for Human Resource Management) T he Department of Labor is expected to propose a new federal overtime rule in March that will likely increase the salary threshold for the white-collar exemptions to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In a 2018 regulatory agenda,...


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Risk & Compliance: Wage and Hour Laws Don’t Go on Summer Vacation

Human Resources | Are summer camps exempt from FLSA requirements? A closer look at the recreational establishment exemption. Article by Grace H. Lee From the March/April 2019 Net Assets magazine Summer camps can be an excellent source of auxiliary income, but schools may not be...


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The More You Know: Wage/Hour Misclassification

Human Resources | Wage-and-hour claims are booming. From the July/August 2018 Net Assets magazine The following is an excerpt of the article "The More You Know," which covers nine additional topics (see box below). This information is provided for general educational...


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Department of Labor PAID Program: Amnesty Provision or Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

Human Resources | A careful self-audit of your wage-and-hour program may be a better step than inviting the DOL into your school for this program. By James E. Fagan, Offit Kurman James E. Fagan Principal, Offit Kurman In March, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S....


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DOL Clarifies Compensability of Break Time and Travel Time

Human Resources | Article by Grace H. Lee, Esq. Two Department of Labor opinion letters issued April 12 provide clarity on issues that often perplex independent schools in relation to the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act. The letters are the first from DOL...