Presented by NFDA annually, Pursuit of Excellence winners are firms that have demonstrated a commitment to raising the bar on funeral service excellence by adhering to strict ethical and professional standards and providing outstanding service to families and communities.
On May 18, the Department of Labor (DOL) released the long-anticipated final rules defining overtime exemption requirements, including guaranteed salary requirements for white collar exemptions for executive, administrative, professional and highly compensated employees.
One of the takeaways from this year's NFDA Convention were the discussions on change - families, trends, the profession, etc. According to NFDA it dominated conversations. Change is upon us that's for sure. Are you prepared?
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The Vatican announced Tuesday that Catholics may be cremated but should not have their ashes scattered at sea or kept in urns at home. According to new guidelines from the Vatican's doctrinal office, cremated remains should be kept in a "sacred place" such as a church cemetery. Ashes should not be divided up between family members, "nor may they be preserved in mementos, pieces of jewelry or other objects."
This month we feature a firm who sets a very high standard for families by incorporating staff who have gone above and beyond their educational requirements. They are also Pursuit of Excellence Eagle Award winners and a Hall of Excellence Inductee.
At the Illinois Funeral Directors Association, our mission is to provide the resources to support our members in being professionally, ethically, and operationally superior, and to advocate for the funeral service profession.