New DOL Guidelines: Employee vs. Independent Contractor Classification

2024-02-02T21:17:56-05:00February 2nd, 2024|2024, Human Resources, Labor News, Legislative News|

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has recently issued final guidance on differentiating between employees and independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The DOL Independent Contractor Rule, crucial for businesses in the automotive industry, including carwashes, [...]

Enhancing Safety in Carwash Operations

2024-02-01T20:03:53-05:00January 25th, 2024|2024, Safety Tips|

Operating a carwash, whether automatic or manual, demands stringent health and safety measures. In this industry, risks range from chemical exposure to physical hazards, affecting both employees and customers. As a business owner, it's crucial to implement effective prevention [...]

2024 Health Care Horizon: Navigating Legislative and Regulatory Changes

2024-02-01T19:28:53-05:00January 24th, 2024|2024, Employee Benefits Legislation, Health Care, Health Care Reform, Legislative News|

As 2024 unfolds, Congress faces a narrowing timeframe to enact significant health initiatives. The fiscal year's spending bills offer a crucial opportunity for legislation. The process faces two key deadlines: the first when four annual appropriations bills expire on [...]

Navigating the Inflation Reduction Act

2024-03-31T17:05:57-04:00January 23rd, 2024|2024, Fleet Industry, Fuel Industry News|

With the Inflation Reduction Act's passage, an unprecedented path unfolds for organizations to embrace clean energy advancements while potentially easing tax implications. This landmark legislation earmarks $369 billion for clean energy initiatives over the next decade, introducing several credits [...]

Managing Your Health Care: Important Information about Emergency Room (ER) Use

2024-01-18T18:53:27-05:00January 18th, 2024|2024, Health Care|

The emergency room is absolutely where you should go for life-threatening illnesses or injuries, such as chest pain, head trauma, and other serious conditions. However, ERs see far too many minor injuries and illnesses – respiratory infections, UTIs, sprains, headaches [...]

2024 Employee Benefits: Navigating the Changing Landscape with NARFA Leading the Way

2024-01-05T14:08:08-05:00January 5th, 2024|2024, Employee Benefits|

The year 2024 has just begun, but things continue to rapidly change in the employee benefits landscape. Rising healthcare costs, shifting workforce priorities, and a complex regulatory environment – it's enough to make any business owner's head spin. How [...]