Ember DeVaul

Ember is an HR Advisor at Zenefits. Having been raised by small business owners, she is passionate about helping small companies succeed and guiding them through their tricky and time-consuming HR issues.

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What Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) reports does a 100 employee company have to file and by when?

All companies who have had 100 or more employees throughout the year must submit an EEO-1 Report by September 30th of each year. The EEO-1 report is a compliance survey mandated by federal regulations that requires companies to obtain employment data, categorized by race/ethnicity, gender, and job category. This employment data must be pulled from […]

If an employee’s salary is based on 45 hours per week and an employee works more than that, do we owe the employee more for the extra hours?

If your employee is an exempt](https://zenefits.com/workest/whats-the-difference-between-an-exempt-and-non-exempt-employee/) salaried employee, under the [Fair Labor Standards Act, you aren’t required to pay overtime for extra hours. How to Determine Exempt FLSA Status You can determine if your employees are exempt from the FLSA overtime rules by looking at 2 key things: They are paid at least $455 per […]

Do I need to classify my exempt employees with the appropriate federal exemption code?

Yes. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) includes codes regarding overtime and minimum wage. It is important that employees whose jobs fall under the FLSA be properly classified as exempt or non-exempt because it determines whether or not they are eligible for overtime. Exempt or Non-Exempt The majority of workers governed by the Fair Labor […]

When an exempt employee works 20 hours weekly doing their exempt function and is assigned new non-exempt duties for the same employer, is the employer required to pay minimum wage?

Exempt or Non-exempt TheFair Labor Standards Actdoes not allow for mixing of exempt and non-exempt duties, so you need to consider all types of duties included in the position when deciding whether the employee is exempt or non-exempt under federal law. In this case, if the employee works 20 hours per week performing duties that […]

What are the requirements for Massachusetts insurance plans to meet the Minimum Creditable Coverage (MCC) standards?

Definition TheMinimum Creditable Coverage (MCC)is the minimum level of benefits adults who file taxes in Massachusetts need to have in order to avoid penalties. Measuring Compliance To be compliant, insurance plans in Massachusetts need the following: Coverage for a comprehensive set of services (e.g. doctor visits, hospital admissions, day surgery, emergency services, mental health and […]

Is an Account Manager typically an exempt or non-exempt employee?

Whether or not an Account Manager qualifies for exemption will depend on their salary and primary role with your company. When determining if an employee is exempt or non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act, you need to look at three things: Their compensation The type of work the employee does Their specific duties You […]

What’s the difference between an exempt and non-exempt employee?

The primary difference in status between exempt and non-exempt employees is their eligibility for overtime. Under federal law, that status is determined by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Exempt employees are not entitled to overtime, while non-exempt employees are. In order to qualify as exempt, certain criteria must be met. To determine if your […]

How do I determine if my event planner employee is exempt or non-exempt?

Your event planner could be classified as exempt if they meet certain state laws and criteria under the Federal Labor Standards Act (FSLA). Determining Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Whether an employee is exempt or non-exempt, according to FSLA, is determined by the following three things: Their compensation The type of work the employee does Their specific […]

How do I determine if my customer service employee is exempt or non-exempt?

Your customer service employee may be exempt if they meet certain Federal Labor Standards Act (FSLA) and state-specific criteria. Determining Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Whether an employee is exempt or non-exempt, according to FSLA, is determined by the following three things: Their compensation The type of work the employee does Their specific duties Customer Service Employee […]

What are best practices for hiring internally?

Internal hiring is a great way to shift proven talent between roles in your company, keep talent engaged, and build cross-functional strengths and relationships. Promotion, the most common example of Internal hiring, is a great way to preserve experience and leverage it to improve the organization while also bringing in new talent. Another way is […]