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U.S. Department of Labor authorizes increase to overtime pay threshold

U.S. Department of Labor authorizes increase to overtime pay threshold

An estimated 1.3 million more American workers soon will be eligible for overtime compensation with an expansion of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The U.S. Department of Labor on Sept. 24 issued its final overtime rule, increasing the threshold at which non-exempt employees can receive overtime pay to $35,568, or $684 per week. The higher…
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Gellerman’s Wichita Open run ends in second round

Gellerman’s Wichita Open run ends in second round

Michael Gellerman will have to wait longer to add another golf tournament championship to his list of accomplishments. Gellerman did not make the cut to advance to weekend play of the Wichita Open by shooting two over par with a score of 72 in the second round of the tournament. He shot even par in…
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Michael Gellerman eager for more after even-par first round of Wichita Open

Michael Gellerman eager for more after even-par first round of Wichita Open

Michael Gellerman has a fondness for the Wichita Open. The city’s premier golf tournament is where Gellerman, who calls Sterling, Kan. home, made his first start as a professional golfer in 2015 after graduating from the University of Oklahoma. “It’s great,” Gellerman says of the Wichita Open. “They do an incredible job. All the player…
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Court ruling expands EEO-1 reporting requirements; Syndeo can assist with compliance

Court ruling expands EEO-1 reporting requirements; Syndeo can assist with compliance

A recent court ruling may require certain employers to submit more information to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Companies that file an Employer Information Report, more commonly referred to as an EEO-1 Survey, with that organization now have until Sept. 30 to submit “Component 2” data in addition to the “Component 1” information that…
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Social Security Administration launches another round of ‘no-match’ letters for businesses

Social Security Administration resumes ‘no-match’ notifications for employers

The U.S. Social Security Administration has started sending employers “no-match” letters for the first time in seven years. Letters are being sent for instances when the organization discovers W-2 records an employer submits do not match records the administration has for an employee and his or her social security number. The forms also are called…
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