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Congress Pushes Back on DOL's Overtime Rule Bookmark

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Over 100 members of Congress sent a letter to Labor Secretary Tom Perez this week expressing concern with the Administration's efforts to finalize a new rule this year that would more than double the salary threshold to determine who is eligible for overtime pay. Among the members of Congress were Dan Benishek, Mike Bishop, Bill Huizenga, and Dave Trott.

The Department of Labor released a proposed rule last summer that would require employers to pay overtime wages to employees making $50,440 or less per year, which would be a 113 percent increase over the current threshold.  

Numerous organizations, including MSAE, submitted comments on the proposed rule to DOL last year. MSAE reported that the the new rule would adversely affect many nonprofit organizations. To contain payroll costs from increased overtime obligations, employers would have to either lay off employees or exclude reclassified employees from telework and career growth opportunities outside of core business hours.

Governor Snyder Keynotes MSAE's Legislative Public Policy Conference Bookmark

Plan now to attend this important event on February 16, 2016, and invite your members as well.
For the third year in a row, Governor Rick Snyder will kick off MSAE’s Legislative and Public Policy Conference, the premier and most provocative legislative and public policy conference in Lansing. The conference is slated for Tuesday, Feb. 16 at the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol.

Mark your calendars and make a plan: March 4th is National Employee Appreciation Day! Bookmark



Organizations would not be able to operate without employees. This simple fact is too often overlooked and unacknowledged because our days are jam packed with more to-dos than we have time to do! We forget to stop to thank those around us for everything they do to help the organization succeed. This is the reason the first Friday in March has been set aside every year since 1995 as Employee Appreciation Day.

Is Your Employment Handbook Up-to-Date? Bookmark



 

An employment handbook is a critical tool for communicating to employees. It provides employees one place to get everything they need to know about their employment. By clearly laying out what the organization expects of them as well as what they can expect from the organization, it lays the groundwork for an open, positive work relationship.


Member News: week of february 1 Bookmark


Rangel Promoted to Director of Events and msae welcomes two new members
Kim Rangel, CMP, has been promoted to director of events at Experience Grand Rapids.

10 Event Trends for 2016 Bookmark


What trends will have an impact on your event in 2016?
2016 is #backtotech. The first piece of news is that 2016 will be about event technology, more than ever before. As the event tech market expands, attendees grow tired of usual concepts, and more event professionals see a direct link between the use of technology and better engagement. EventMb said that in July: 94% of event professionals will invest in technology to increase engagement at events.

Grab a copy of EventMB's report and view their presentation.

member news: Week of January 25 Bookmark


MSAE would like to welcome three new members and one new organizational member
Tina Fike, director of sales, Edward Village Michigan
Angela Madden, executive director, Michigan Association of Ambulance Services
Tina Miller, director of marketing, MessageMakers

New tax forms may hit your desk Bookmark


New Tax Forms May Hit Your Desk
As a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), some taxpayers will receive unfamiliar tax forms at the beginning of 2016. Forms 1095-A, 1095-B and1095-C ask for information about the health coverage you offered in 2015. In addition, some employees may receive forms regarding their health coverage. Form 1095-A will be sent to individuals enrolled through the Marketplace. Form 1095-C is for employers of more than 50 employees. Form 1095-B is for those employees not covered in either of the above forms.
Click here for information on these new forms, including who should expect to receive them and what to do with them.

member news: week of january18 Bookmark


Murray Named Executive Director of Michigan Primary Care Consortium and MSAE Welcomes Four New Members
Drew Murray, M.A., M.P.P., has been selected as the executive director of the Michigan Primary Care Consortium (MPCC). For the past four years, Drew has worked as the Director of Innovation and Impact at the Michigan Health Council. He has in-depth and relevant expertise within higher education and has been working with practitioners in Grand Rapids, Detroit, Flint and several other areas across the state to find ways to promote best practices related to inter-professional collaboration. Read More

HR Tidbit Bookmark


HR Tidbit
Did you know there are more than a dozen employment law notices that are required to be posted at the worksites of most Michigan employers?

The January 1st increase of Michigan's minimum wage serves as a reminder of the requirement to hang the current Michigan Workforce Opportunity Wage Act poster. Now's a great time to ensure all your employment posters are up to date and in the correct location.

Need help tackling this project?

You can contact Jodi Wehling at People Matters, MSAE's preferred partner for HR services at 517-925-8257 or jodi@people-mattershr.com.

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