With all the new requirements, there are bound to be penalties for those who don’t comply. However, and as stated in a previous article – the penalties for the “Pay or Play” provision that affect larger employers have been delayed until 2015. You still have some breathing room to assess your healthcare strategies for compliance. Just […]
Whether it’s auditing your current staff or reviewing what is Human Resource’s practice for new hire packet forms for employees, the last few months of the year are a good time to make sure things are in line for the next year. Answering What Is Human Resource’s Most-Asked Question: Workers Exemption In all the time […]
The US Supreme Court has given us a new standard for definition of “supervisors” for employees involved in Title VII claims. You know Title VII—it’s the Big Five of employment discrimination law. In a nutshell, it makes it unlawful to discriminate against an individual based on race, color, national origin, sex and religion. Title VII […]
It’s a thought that crosses some employers’ minds about this time of year. “What about hiring a summer intern for free?” Ahhh…summertime, and the living is easy… Three Questions for Employers Oftentimes we attempt to justify these free internships with reassuring statements to ourselves like, “I know some students who are taking the summer off […]
Last year, employers paid out nearly $180 million in back wages to more than 208,000 employees in minimum wage and overtime claims as a result of federal wage and hour law violations. With the number of complaints registered increasing more than 34% from 2008 to 2010 (24,000 to 32,000 cases annually), this trend is expected to grow again in 2011.
Is it ok to dock Billy’s pay if he comes to work late every day because the goldfish frowned at him? Can you dock Suzy’s paycheck is she leaves work early every day to buy lottery tickets? Well, the answer is…
Independent contractors are individuals who perform work for your company but aren’t legally employees therefore aren’t entitled to many of the legal protections accorded to employees under law. There’s no federal law that clearly distinguishes employees from independent contractors, but the Internal Revenue Service has developed a set of criteria you can apply to help you […]