News & Insights

Bukaty Companies Partners with Kaw Valley Insurance

Bukaty Companies and Kaw Valley Insurance joined forces this spring to expand their reach throughout western Kansas.

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Proposed overtime rules looming

On December 10, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced its agenda to review and update regulations for the overtime threshold established by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). A formal proposal of their new rules is expected within the month.

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Perfecting performance management

It can be tricky to track employee performance, but conducting performance reviews on a regular basis is a beneficial practice for managers and employees. Reviews help strengthen the relationship between the employee and the manager by providing a space for open dialogue from both parties. This...

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Negligent entrustment can end in costly settlements

Allowing an employee to drive on behalf of their employer without ensuring that the individual has a valid driver’s license and clean driving record can be considerednegligent entrustment. Employers can be held liable by third parties under negligent entrustment tort laws for auto accidents caused...

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PCORI fee Form 720 available now

Self-funded plan sponsors are subject to the annual Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee. Employers should use the updated Form 720 to file the necessary information with the IRS. The fee per covered individual for plans ending on or after October 1, 2021, and before October 1,...

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Form I-9 updates

All employers are required to complete Form 1-9 to verify an individual’s employment eligibility, which can be a confusing document to navigate. The most recent round of proposed changes to Form I-9 come from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and aim to simplify its structure and make it...

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Employee Assistance Program services in demand

As the world adapts to a working in a post-Covid-19 environment, the way employees prioritize benefit offerings is also changing. Employee Assistance Programs are gaining more traction, and worth adding to your benefits lineup. 

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EEO-1 submissions due mid-May

EEO-1 reporting is now open. Employers must file the report by May 17.

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High deductibles don't have to mean high health care spend

High deductible health plans (HDHPs) boast relatively low monthly premiums in exchange for higher deductibles. This can cause some enrollees to delay care because they are unable to pay out of pocket to meet their deductible. With one-third of covered U.S. workers opting for HDHP plans, employees...

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ACA deadlines approaching

In response to the Supreme Court ruling they do not have the authority to enforce mandatory vaccination and testing requirements, , OHSA has withdrawn the ETS. 

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