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Higher Exempt Salary Levels Or Not. Where Do We Go From Here?
By Sandy Seay, President, Seay Management Consultants   
Monday, 05 December 2016
“The Wheel is come full circle . . . .” – Spoken by Edmund, “King Lear,” Act 5, Scene 3.

“I wish he would explain his explanation.”  Lord Byron, “Don Juan.”

OK, so the Department of Labor said they were raising the salary level for exempt employees sometime in 2015.  Then they said they didn’t know when it was going to be.  Then they said December 1, 2016.  They said the new number was $970 per week.  Then they said it was $927. Then they said it was another number and they didn’t know what it was.  Then they said it was $913. Now, at just about midnight, a Texas judge issues a preliminary injunction that prevents the rule from becoming effective on December 1st.  So all of the work, preparation, sweat and tears that management has put into getting ready for change is for naught, at least for the time being.  This is especially true for non-profit organizations and small businesses.
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The Department of Labor Announces New Exempt Salary Levels and Implementation Date
By Sandy Seay, President, Seay Management Consultants   
Thursday, 19 May 2016
“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” -- Sir Winston Churchill, following the Battle of El Alamein, 1942.

Following a proclamation of intention about a year ago, and nearly 12 months of anxious concern and speculation by employers, the United States Department of Labor has published the final rule regarding increased salary levels for exempt employees.  The news is not as bad as it could be but it still represents a seismic change for employers.  Here is what we know:
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Have you verified license status of employees/contractors lately?
By the FCA Help Desk   
Wednesday, 06 April 2016
The FCA has had two calls recently in which a member learned that they had an employee/contractor whose license was not valid. Chiropractic physicians who employ licensed health care practitioners, either as W2 employees or as independent contractors, are responsible for verifying licensure status.  
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Free Obama Care Compliance Manual Now Available to Members
By the FCA   
Tuesday, 18 August 2015

The FCA now has an Obama Care compliance manual available for download at no cost to members. The manual is brief and easy to use.

 

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Jan. 31 Fingerprinting Deadline for Massage Establishments
By the FCA News   
Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The Department of Health, Board of Massage has recently sent out another letter advising the current owners of Massage Establishment Licenses that they must be fingerprinted or will be subject to a fine. If you have had a Massage Establishment license, you must either get fingerprinted (unless you had a background check and were fingerprinted after January 1, 2013) or formally surrender the license, if you are exempt from maintaining it.

If you have received the Enforcement Letter, do NOT ignore the letter. Either keep the establishment license, get fingerprinted and update your license or formally surrender your Massage Establishment License.  The Enforcement letter has a provision at the end for relinquishing the license formally.  Following are answers to most frequently asked questions and appropriate links and numbers to help you take action. 

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