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Opt-out Arrangements: Critical Considerations for Employers

Sep 24, 2017 8:43:33 PM / by Deborah Hyde posted in ACA, affordability, Affordable Care Act, Deborah Hyde, hr compliance, Front Page Post, opt-out payments, overtime pay, regular rate of pay

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An opt-out arrangement offered as part of a group health plan can provide significant advantages to employers. Through such an arrangement, employees who have alternative sources of coverage are incentivized to forego participation in the employer plan. In exchange for the waiver, the employee receives a (taxable) payment. However, recent developments - both regulatory and judicial - may undermine the effectiveness of opt-out arrangements in certain circumstances.

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DOL Releases Proposed Changes to FLSA Overtime Regulations

Jun 29, 2015 3:16:38 PM / by Michelle Montoya posted in extend overtime protections, Fair Labor Standards Act, Federal Register, hr compliance, Michelle Montoya, overtime pay, overtime regulations, U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of L

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On June 30, 2015, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a proposed rule to update overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Specifically, the proposal will update the definition that determines which white collar workers are eligible to receive overtime pay.

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