The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) specifies standards for minimum wage and overtime pay as well as restricts the age when children can begin working. It requires employers to pay covered employees who are not otherwise exempt at least the federal minimum wage and overtime after 40 hours of work in a workweek of one-and-one-half-times their regular
Small businesses may not have a lot of employees, but that doesn’t mean they have fewer obligations under state and federal laws. Here are some compliance issues that affect even small companies and how you can meet the requirements. Minimum Wage and Overtime: FLSA doesn’t depend directly upon the number of employees. Rather, it covers
Think you’re accurately capturing your employees’ time? Think again. According to one study, almost 80 percent of the businesses using timesheets admitted they regularly have to make corrections before they can run payroll. Not only can these mistakes cost a business time and money, they also put employers at risk of wage and hour disputes.
If you offer a benefits package to your employees, you’re no doubt familiar with ERISA – the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 – that sets minimum disclosure standards for retirement and health plans. But did you know that violations are common, and the Department of Labor continues to increase penalties for noncompliance? Among
Warm weather may signal a welcome relief for many employers in the Northeast, but it can also bring its own set of challenges. That’s why it’s important to have policies in place to address common HR issues that arise during the summer and ensure continued compliance with applicable workplace laws and regulations. Here are five
In April, special agents with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE’s) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested 280 employees at a company in Texas on charges of working in the country illegally. The raid on the business, who allegedly knowingly hired undocumented immigrants or workers with fraudulent ID documentation, highlights the importance of having procedures in
Under federal law, when a nonexempt employee works more than 40 hours in a workweek, employers must pay them 1.5 times their regular rate of pay for all overtime hours or risk violating the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime pay requirements. And that can be costly: employers guilty of willful or repeated violations are subject
Marijuana legalization across the US is increasing recreational and medical use of the drug. And in some workplaces, that’s having an impact on productivity and safety. To maintain an optimal working environment, many organizations are developing policies governing the use and possession of the drug, as well as impairment. In Workforce magazine, Complete Payroll Solutions
Even though employees may pass by them daily without a second glance, workplace posters are essential to alerting workers of their rights and responsibilities under state and federal law. That’s why employers must hang specific notices in an area where all employees can read them – or risk steep fines and even lawsuits. See our
Federal laws and regulations require a number of benefit notices and filings of employers. We’ve compiled a list of the mandatory documents by company size.