Regardless of the size or type of business, or how well the business is run, the odds are that you will eventually be faced with some type of employee lawsuit. According to Fisher and Phillips, LLC, for employers, the key to facing any type of employment litigation case is to have at the ready key […]
The Affordable Care Act and the 40 Hour Week Bill: What Employers Need To Know
Recently, the House of Representatives voted handily in favor of increasing the number of hours required to be categorized as a “full time worker” under the Affordable Care Act, (ACA) from 30 to 40 hours per week. The distinction is important, because the ACA requires employees classified as working full time hours to be provided […]
Minimum Wage and Overtime Lawsuits Increase – What Is An Employer To Do?
Overtime and minimum wage lawsuits continue to increase as more employees claim violations against the wage and hour provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). According to ADP Research Institute, 90% of employment related lawsuits involve disputes involve wage and hour related issues. The report highlighted the top employee claims against employers: Employees who […]
Do I Need to Run Background Checks on My Seasonal Workers?
The holiday season is here, which means a busy time of the year for many businesses. Between the retail craze of Black Friday and the celebratory rush of the end of the year, every industry from retail to freight delivery to travel gets hit by an army of customers and an overtime workload. The […]
Staying One Step Ahead of Wage and Hour Lawsuits
Unpaid wages and overtime lawsuits continue to increase as more employees file claims against their employers for not abiding by the wage and hour provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). According to ADP Research Institute, 90% of employment related lawsuits involve disputes centered on wage and hour related issues. The facts show that […]
The Tax Implications of Giving Staff Holiday Gifts
The holiday season is traditionally a time when many employers hand out cash bonuses, awards and non-monetary gifts to employees. If you are planning on gifting employees this year, make sure you are aware of all the tax implications when doing so. The Internal Revenue Service treats most cash gifts and awards as additional W-2 […]
Balancing Business Needs with Empathy During Time of Grief
The mantra to keep your personal life separate from your job is an old school belief that doesn’t always apply to the realities of the modern workplace. Human nature being what it is, employers must recognize that it is not always possible to separate your personal life from the office; particularly in situations where a […]
3 Ways To Avoid Workers’ Comp Overcharges
For most businesses, workers’ compensation is an unavoidable expense. While workers’ comp laws vary from state to state, just about every state except Texas requires most businesses to provide workers’ compensation coverage for its employees. While the intent behind workers’ compensation is well-meaning — to ensure employees who get injured or sick on the job […]
Can Domestic Violence Accusations Mean Discipline at Work?
Domestic violence is wrong. So are many other actions such as driving while intoxicated, check fraud, soliciting for sex, speeding, public drunkenness, etc. Of course, we have criminal laws against such actions in order to maintain the type of society that we deem to be acceptable. Enforcement of our laws requires that the applicable criminal […]
Proof Of Receipt Vital When Mailing FMLA Notices, Appeals Court Rules
Sending a legally mandated notice via ordinary U.S. mail is not sufficient proof that the intended recipient of the notice actually received it, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently ruled in a case with potentially far reaching implications for employers. The Case The case involves an instructor at one of the […]
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