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HR Minute: Overtime Exemption

By Claudia St. John On Thursday, March 7, the Department of Labor announced its recommended revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) “overtime rule.” If finalized, these revisions would increase the minimum salary level threshold for exempt employees from $23,660 per year (or $455 per week) to $35,308 per...

AffinEco Taking the Lead in Electronic Inspections

By Matt Ellis This year, a group of eight AffinEco managers and senior staff attended the Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI) Contracting Success 2018 Conference in Dallas. The group heard a keynote address from President George W. Bush and took part in seminars and breakout sessions on topics such...

Labor Issues & Escalating Overhead

By Sue Minichiello The good news is the economy is strong. The bad news is the economy is strong. Such is the paradox for American business owners. While a good economy typically means higher consumer spending, it also means higher operational costs, especially for labor and wages. The current increase...

State Minimum Wage Increases Lead to Rising Costs for Businesses

By Glenn A. Duhl, Esq. There are currently 29 states plus the District of Columbia whose state minimum wage is greater than the federal minimum wage of $7.25, which has not been raised since 2009. Effective January 1, 2019, 20 states and several cities will increase their current minimum wages,...

Employee Spotlight: Carlos Nique

By Marshall Hook Carlos Nique joined AffinEco about two-and-a-half years ago as a Director of Operations for the Red Team. At the time, he had two decades of experience in the building services field and was eager for new challenges. So, he reached out to AffinEco Managing Partner Paul Senecal...