When you get into the office on Monday morning and go over your priorities for the week, “spend time thinking about health insurance policies” is hardly ever at the top of the list. Let’s be honest, it probably isn’t on the list at all – and for the past several years, you’ve mostly been able […]
On Wednesday, the US Department of Labor changed the rules determining who is eligible for overtime, a change that will affect virtually every business in the country. Under current law, if a salaried employee performing certain “white collar” job functions earns more than $23,660 a year and works more than 40 hours a week, they […]
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 […]