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Needed Immediately – Project Manager, Washington DC

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We have a client looking for a Project Manager to work at a DC site.  The main responsibilities will be:

  • Scheduling Meetings, Set Agenda, Facilitate Discussion, and Coordinating Resources. There are approx. 25 executives, technical professionals, and clerical staff connected to the success of the project. It’s imperative everyone is keep on track, in sync, and on schedule.
  • Managing staff hours.
  • Managing project budget.
  • Reporting.
  • Ensuring BAs and Technical staff finish key deliverables (i.e. file plan, taxonomy plan, conversion plan, etc.).

Additional Information

  • Current allocation is1,352 hours (approx. 30/week.
  • Position has the potential to become 40 a week position transitioning as projects are completed and new ones are obtained.
  • Salary range is $35-$40 an hour.

We are scheduling interviews in NE DC this week and on Monday and Tuesday of next week.  If you are interested please send your resume immediately to careers@amemgmtgroup.com  with “Immediate Project Manager” in the subject line Thank you


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For 2014, Higher Limits for HSA Contributions, Out-of-Pocket Expenses

Minimum deductible amounts for high-deductible plans unchanged

The Internal Revenue Service announced higher limits for 2014 on contributions to health savings accounts (HSAs) and for out-of-pocket spending under high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) linked to them.

In Revenue Procedure 2013-25, issued May 2, 2013, the IRS provided the inflation-adjusted HSA contribution and HDHP minimum deductible and out-of-pocket limits, effective for calendar year 2014. The higher rates reflect a cost-of-living adjustment and rounding rules under Internal Revenue Code Section 223.

By Stephen Miller, CEBS

A comparison of the 2014 and 2013 limits is shown below:

 

Contribution and Out-of-Pocket Limits for Health Savings Accounts and for High-Deductible Health Plans

 

For 2014

For 2013

 


HSA contribution limit (employer + employee)


Individual:
$3,300

Family:
$6,550


Individual:
$3,250

Family:
$6,450


Individual:
+$50

Family:
+100


HSA catch-up contributions (age 55 or older)
*


$1,000


$1,000


No change
**


HDHP minimum deductibles


Individual:
$1,250

Family:
$2,500


Individual:
$1,250

Family:
$2,500


No change


HDHP maximum out-of-pocket amounts (deductibles, co-payments and other amounts, but not premiums)


Individual:
$6,350

Family:
$12,700


Individual:
$6,250

Family:
$12,500


Individual:
+$100

Family:
+$200


*
Catch-up contributions can be made any time during the year in which the HSA participant turns 55.

** Unlike other limits, the HSA catch-up contribution amount is not indexed; any increase would require statutory change.


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If Wal-mart can be sued are you sure your HR practices are actually protecting you?

Last week Wal-Mart settled a lawsuit over unpaid wages to over 200,000 workers that could cost them up to $86 million. Over the past few years, the giant retailer has paid as much as $640 million to settle 63 federal and state Imageclass-action lawsuits alleging unpaid wages. And what about your organization? Are you sure your HR practices are actually protecting you?

Below are a few of the most common workforce mistakes companies make:

  • Not paying the agreed-upon wage
  • Not putting wage agreements in writing
  • Averaging hours worked over 2 or more workweeks
  • Deducting money from pay without written authorization
  • Loaning money, advancing wages, or paying wages without maintaining clear, written documentation of the transaction
  • Allowing (or encouraging or ordering) employees to work off the clock
  • Thinking that paying an employee a salary is enough to avoid having to pay overtime

Improper handling of HR issues is the number one reason companies get sued.  Make sure you don’t end up in the news.


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2013 Proposed Budget Will Help States Provide Paid Family Leave, Says White House

According to a White House statement, “Too many families must make the painful choice between the care of their families and a paycheck they desperately need.  The Family and Medical Leave Act allows workers to take job-protected unpaid time  off, but millions of families can’t afford to use unpaid leave. A handful of states have enacted policies to offer paid family leave, but more states should have the chance.”

To support this effort, the proposed 2013 budget would allocate a $5 million State Paid Leave Fund within the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to provide technical assistance and support to states that want to establish paid-leave programs.

The proposed budget preserves resources added to worker protection agencies under the Obama administration and includes $1.8 billion for these agencies.

The budget document also includes a $6 million request for DOL’s Wage and Hour Division for increased enforcement of the FMLA and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).