Federal overtime pay rule could affect some veterinary practices

  |   Practice Management

A new federal rule will extend overtime pay requirements to more workers as of January 1, 2020. Some veterinary practices and employees could be affected by the U.S. Department of Labor rule. The rule raises the earnings thresholds for workers to be exempted from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requirements that workers be paid overtime pay of at least 1.5 times their regular pay rate for any hours worked in excess of a 40-hour workweek. The Department of Labor estimates that 1.3...

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New WSVMA Power of Ten Leadership Class begins with participants from around the country

  |   WSVMA News

The WSVMA is pleased to welcome the fifth class of qualified and impressive veterinarians that have been accepted to participate in the WSVMA leadership program. What is Power of Ten? It’s an initiative designed to help recent graduates develop foundational skills in leadership, communication and business. The year-long program begins in November and culminates with graduation at the 2020 Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference. To date, thirty-nine veterinarians have graduated from WSVMA’s Academy. Dr. Kristi Wubben, a graduate of the first Power...

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Having trouble finding a veterinarian to hire? Consider an employer student loan repayment program

  |   Practice Management

Paycor.com examined the benefits of employer repayment programs in “Employer Student Loan Repayment Program: 5 Tips for 2020” stating, “Companies that offer student loan debt relief can more easily attract and retain talent. In fact, studies indicate that 86% of workers between the ages of 22 and 33 would commit to an employer for five years if the employer offered a student loan repayment program.” The article also provides advice to employees to help repay their student loans and also...

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Phone scam targets Washington health professionals

  |   Professional News

The Washington State Department of Health (department) has been notified that scam artists are calling various health professionals across the state claiming suspicious activity with their license. Reports indicate that scammers are using department phone numbers as their own. This appears to be part of a larger extortion scheme related to scammers posing as government officials. This is not how the department or boards/commissions operate, and all health professionals should be skeptical of anyone making such demands. Please be aware that the...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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PNWVC Supplemental Material: Wildlife Rehabilitation and How Veterinarians Can Help – WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife WSU: discovery could slow the spread of West Nile – Washington Ag Network FDA, CDC agree: Go ahead and pick up those pig ears! – AAHA NewStat Clearing up cannabis confusion for veterinary professionals –  DVM360 Employees' concerns about well-being differ among generations Gallup.com   Posted November 15, 2019...

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