It’s no secret that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has meant a lot of changes for small businesses. There are the increased regulatory obligations of the employer mandate, as well as far-reaching improvements to the healthcare system. On the 6th anniversary of the ACA, we celebrate this landmark law and its role in transforming our […]
How well do you know the Fair Labor Standards Act? Created in 1938, complying with the FLSA is complex, with highly-specific exemptions aplenty. Take our FLSA challenge to see if you can properly determine which jobs receive overtime and minimum wage, and those that shouldn’t.
Two common misconceptions in paying out overtime to employees is that both 1) “white collar” office workers and 2) any salaried employee with a manager title is automatically exempt from receiving overtime. This confusion has led to its fair share of pricey legal fees and penalties, so, we’d like to sort through once and for […]
One of the most time-consuming and confusing parts of managing employees is managing their paperwork. From the moment you first meet a candidate to their eventual last day on the job, the employer/employee relationship generates a paper trail that includes resumes, offer letters, signed employee handbooks, I-9s, performance reviews, benefits and compliance documents, and much […]
When bad weather rolls in, precipitation, flooding, and lost power can turn into a real nightmare for companies and their employees. We’ve put together a guide to help unpack different bad weather policies, and plow through any other weather-related challenges. How to Handle Bad Weather and the Workplace The US Department of Labor has issued a number of opinion letters […]
Don’t know if you’re compliant with the Affordable Care Act? It could cost you, and in more ways than one. How so? In 2016, about 33% of employers expect additional costs to be incurred as new ACA reporting, disclosure, and notification requirements go into effect. As requirements grow more complex, employers will be at greater […]