Tag Archives: regulation

Consolidation in the health care industry: bane or boon?

In the past five years, there have been several thousand mergers and acquisitions of both health care providers and payors. Continue reading →

Mining under pressure

Mining may be our oldest industry — it predates agriculture by tens of thousands of years — but that doesn’t mean it’s predictable. In 2016 mining companies all over the world face pressures that are testing their leaders and risk … Continue reading →

Q&A guide to the final FLSA overtime pay exemption regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued final regulations updating the overtime pay rules that govern the so-called “white collar” exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional (EAP) employees and for certain highly compensated employees (HCEs). These new rules update … Continue reading →

Winding down the business of the U.S. independent contractor

The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has been busy issuing new guidance on the entire independent contractor classification system. Continue reading →

New U.S. overtime regulations – The wait is over!

The DOL's final regulations updating the overtime pay rules, released May 18, primarily focus on updating the salary thresholds needed to qualify as exempt employees, although certain other important changes were also included. Continue reading →

Paid family leave: A U.S. culture shift?

There is growing support in the U.S. for more substantial paid family leave beyond the unpaid weeks required under the FMLA. What should companies consider? Continue reading →

U.K. pay equity passes another milestone–With implications this year

The countdown to the proposed introduction of the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2016 (the ‘Regulations’) in October has passed another milestone. On 12 February, the government published its response to the feedback from last year’s consultation … Continue reading →

Collateral Damage to Reputation: The Fight Back Continues

I’ve blogged before about the risk of collateral damage to reputation for individuals caught up in regulatory enforcement activity involving their employers. Now a new and successful challenge has been made by a manager of a major investment bank against … Continue reading →

PPACA Continues to Evolve: Automatic Enrollment Gone, Is Cadillac Tax Next?

Margaret Thatcher is reputed to have said, “I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.”  Perhaps that is the right model for employers to consider when it comes to changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable … Continue reading →

PPACA Update: Extensions are Over, Penalties Await Late Filers

Most employers that sponsor group medical plans (all applicable large employers and those smaller employers that self-fund their plans) have a new reporting obligation for 2016 under the PPACA. The IRS means it this time — no more delays. It’s … Continue reading →