Comments due Sept. 4 to Department of Labor - How will these regulations affect your organization?

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA), employees are entitled to wages at or above the federal minimum wage and must be paid time and a half overtime for work after 40 hours in any work week.  In enacting the federal wage and hour law, Congress exempted from these standards executive, administrative, and professional employees, and left it up to the Secretary of Labor to define the terms of the exemption.

Persons who are properly classified as executive, administrative, or professional employees are considered “exempt employees.” All others are “non-exempt” and must be paid at least the minimum wage and overtime after 40 hours worked in a week.

If the draft regulations were to be implemented as written:

What effect would the proposals have on your organization’s ability to advance its mission? Variables could include the need to raise more money, serve fewer people, or not being able to perform under government grants or contracts, among many others.

What effect would the proposals have on the individuals and communities your organization serves? For example, would higher compensation, if realized, reduce the number of individuals seeking services from the organization, and thus cut the workload of the organization or enable you to pursue other mission objectives?

Sept. 16: Confidential Intermediary Training

Event Date: 
09/16/2015 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Confidential Intermediary Training
Child and Family Services of Michigan, Inc., is hosting a one-day training, endorsed by The Michigan Probate Judges Association, to provide interested individuals an overview of the skills and information necessary to function as a confidential intermediary.

2157 University Park Drive, Okemos, MI 48864

2015 MNYF Annual Conference

Event Date: 
08/12/2015 - 11:00am to 08/14/2015 - 12:15pm
Event Website

Special early registration offer is good through July 31: Buy one, get one half-off! Vendor exhibit space is also available for a modest fee. Download attachments for details.

Four workshop tracks are offered:


  • Transitions to Success
  • Advanced Leadership Development
  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Skills for Managing Workplace Conflict
  • Effective Approaches to Dealing with Unacceptable Employee Behavior
  • Investing in Your Most Valuable Resource...Your Team
  • Community Organizations...Collaborate!


DoubleTree by Hilton on the Riverfront, Bay City, MI

Welcome to Hope Network Behavioral Health Services, the Federation’s newest full member

hopenetwork.pngWelcome to Hope Network Behavioral Health Services, the Federation’s newest full member!—The Federation Board of Directors has voted to approve for full membership Hope Network Behavioral Health Services, led by Megan Pena, Director of Specialized Residential Treatment. Based in Grand Rapids and Pontiac, the CARF-accredited agency serves nearly 30 counties in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, through its Center for Autism, assessment, residential treatment, specialized residential treatment, crisis residential treatment, supported independent living, and outpatient services for children, adolescents and adults. Learn more about Hope Network at Welcome, Megan Pena and staff! 



Welcome to newest Federation Corporate Sponsor: Qualifacts!

Welcome to newest Federation Corporate Sponsor: Qualifacts!—The Federation is pleased to announce Qualifacts as its newest Corporate Sponsor! Visit the home page at where the Qualifacts logo has a direct link to the company’s contact information. Qualifacts representatives plan to participate in the Federation’s Senior Management Conference as a Gold Sponsor, Exhibitor and Advertiser; this will be a great opportunity to get to know them!

Qualifacts is the largest Cloud provider of EHR and billing systems for behavioral health and human services providers. Qualifacts’ CareLogic Enterprise is Stage 2 Meaningful Use Certified and includes comprehensive, integrated clinical, financial, reporting and administrative information management capabilities. Qualifacts recently launched CareLogic IMPACT, a comprehensive outcomes management tool that integrates dozens of standardized instruments into the clinical work flow. For more information, please contact Marketing Coordinator Kathryn Hutcherson | office:  615.386.6755 ext. 5250 | mobile: 615.390.4137 | email:


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