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Common Employer Misconceptions About The FLSA That Can Get You Into Trouble
Attorney John E Thompson has pulled together a great list of the most prevalent misconceptions that employers have about the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, (FLSA); pulled from the article, “FLSA Famous Last Words”: “Salaried Employees Don’t Have To Be Paid Overtime”…
Payroll Tax Holiday Winds to an End
Almost a year ago, an extension was filed on the yearlong provision set forth in the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011. Around 160 million people were affected by this 2% reduction in the tax on their payroll, says corporate payroll services departments. The reduction brought the percentage from 6.2% down to 4.2%.
Can You Require Your Employees to Work Mandatory or Forced Overtime?
Most U.S. employers understand that if an employee is asked to work more than 40-hours in a week that they must pay that employee time and one half for every hour worked over 40 as outlined in the Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA. But are you aware that time worked over 40 can be viewed as mandatory or “forced” overtime?
The Differences Between Exempt & Non-Exempt Employees
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to classify positions as either exempt or non-exempt.
The differences between exempt and non-exempt employees can be somewhat confusing, but require careful consideration by employers. Based on FLSA guidelines, employers must consider whether a job is exempt or non-exempt taking into consideration:
Living Dangerously – Denying Hourly Employees Pay For Time Worked
“Do I have to pay my employee for every minute worked”?
I know that it sounds like an odd, even absurd question, but managers are consciously or subconsciously tackling this very question every day in scenarios that sound a lot like this:
Hot Topics From Around The Web: The Implication of Daylight Savings Time For Employers and Hourly Staff
Here’s a brief, but informative article from the website of Goldberg Segalla, LLP on the implications of Daylight Savings Time on an employee’s pay and employer obligations. It’s one article that you want to bookmark for future reference. Here’s why.
Attendance Policy Checklist for Small Businesses
Do your employees know what to do when they need time off work or even if such time off is allowed? Instead of relying on word of mouth, craft a detailed attendance policy that keeps every supervisor and worker on the same page.
6 Business Benefits of Employee Automated Time and Attendance Systems
Your employees could be stealing $800 or more each year with your blessing. Employee time theft is a rising concern across the small business community as workers come in late, take long lunches, clock out early and waste time on Facebook.
The Dreaded Termination Letter- Write it “Right” The First Time
Firing an employee is never easy, but it is especially difficult when you rarely need to perform the task. Working in a small business, you cannot afford the same legal slip-ups as large corporations.