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Welcome to the fall, and the end of the presidential debates.  Just a couple of weeks until our next president is elected …

It’s also now just about 5-6 weeks before the new FLSA Overtime Rule takes effect.  We’ve just completed a series of 9 short briefs on everything you need to know, but you can also simply download our free FLSA Overtime Rule Toolkit; the kit contains all 9 briefs and a list of resources.

Also in HR, SHRM’s Steep New Penalties Under the OSH Act are Causing Compliance Concerns shows you just how significantly OSHA fines have risen; and, Top 10 OSHA Citation Violations for 2016 gives you a very good idea about the kinds of things you need to focus on at your own company.

The Healthcare Quagmire is creating significant medical premium increases for many, problems for the growing number of  individuals investing in HSA accounts, and outrageous costs for patients confused by difficult to understand ‘in-network’ and ‘out-of-network’ designations.  You can gain a greater understanding of the issues by reading How Surprise Medical Bills are Sticking Patients with Outrageous Costs.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE HELP SELECTING THE BEST PLAN OPTION FOR YOUR COMPANY, OR FOR UNDERSTANDING THE REQUIREMENTS AND LIMITATIONS OF YOUR CURRENT HEALTHCARE PLAN, CONTACT US AT HR@eESIpeo.com AND ASK FOR AN HR BUSINESS PARTNER.

YOU MAY ALSO INQUIRE ABOUT OUR TIME AND COST-SAVING HEALTH ADVANTAGE PROGRAM – a unique new program where it takes only 16 minutes, on average, for a doctor to return your call and advise you on your health issue.

In Sales & Marketing, Inc. posted an article presenting 9 Simple Ways to Keep Your Current Clients Coming Back; a reminder that your current clients are your best source of business and future growth.

And, finally in Leadership this week, the New York Times posted a study into the effects of Walmart’s Experiment on Increasing Employee Pay … the article details the impact the hourly pay increases have had on sales and applicant quality at the retail discount giant, and leaves us wondering about how it will affect long-term profitability – perhaps the most important metric.

Enjoy Your Weekend!