How the Cloud Can Help You Stay Compliant with Wage & Hour Laws

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For many professionals, the phrase “cloud-based computing” has become synonymous with business-as-usual, and the promises that come with the cloud, such as rapid deployment, faster services, and greater connectivity, are baked into many modern work environments. However, less than a decade ago, the concept of the cloud was still new and fairly novel for many businesses and organizations. This is because compliance is everywhere. Download the Report.

LA Restaurant Fined Over Half a Million Dollars for Wage Theft; Workers Paid $4 per Hour

HRWatchdog

Wage theft refers to infractions of the California Labor Code involving the payment of wages to worker. A Los Angeles restaurant has been ordered to pay $519,706 for wage theft violations uncovered by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office. Twenty-five servers at the restaurant were paid far below the minimum wage (as little as $4 per hour), were not paid overtime or rest breaks and were required to work off the clock.

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State Minimum Wage Increases for 2019 (Map)

HR Daily Advisor

Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2019. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, but the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws that are more favorable to employees. The minimum wage for federal contractors in 2019 is $10.60 per hour. State Minimum Wage Changes Effective December 31, 2018. per hour.

9th Circuit Adopts Workweek as Proper Measure for Minimum Wage Compliance

HR Daily Advisor

Following the lead of several other courts of appeals and the long-held position of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington—recently concluded that minimum wage compliance under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is determined by dividing the total weekly earnings by the total hours worked that week.

Timekeeping Integration - The Key to Compliance

Speaker: Cynthia Hoyt, Regional Sales Director, Southland Data Processing

You hear about them almost every day. Another ruling on a wage and hour class action law suit. As an HR Professional, how can you know it all, and how can you help ensure that your company is in compliance? Today, more than ever, accurate timekeeping is the key to compliance. Tracking employees' time on paper just isn't cutting it, and you could be left holding a timebomb. ready to explode at any minute.

Massachusetts wage and hour laws you need to know

Genesis HR Solutions

As an employer in the Commonwealth, you need to understand the complexities specific to Massachusetts salary laws, hiring, and employing workers. In this article, we’ll discuss Massachusetts wage and hour laws, all of which are referenced in the Wage and Hour section of the Mass.gov website. Massachusetts Wage And Hour Laws: 2020 & Beyond. Minimum Wage. per hour. The minimum wage will increase $0.75

How to Avoid Wage and Hour Violations

Paycor

Compliance Isn’t a Given. Maintaining compliance with hundreds of rules and regulations at the federal, state and local levels is tough. But making sure your minimum wage and overtime pay follows federal and state wage and hour laws is important. Most workers in the United States who are paid hourly are entitled to be paid the federal minimum wage of $7.25 The U.S. to pay $158,230 in back wages to 126 employees.

What you can and can’t do when employees discuss wages

Insperity

Can your employees discuss their salaries or wages with their co-workers? In fact, having a policy against it could get you in hot water with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) because such policies generally violate federal labor law. The National Labor Relations Act protects employees’ rights to discuss conditions of employment, such as safety and pay even if you’re a non-union employer. For example, the NLRB issued a complaint against a diaper supply company in St.

Business owner beware: FLSA compliance and personal liability

Insperity

The nuances between what legally constitutes a person and an employer aren’t always clear-cut when it comes to FLSA compliance. In fact, when considering lawsuits about back wages, the federal government has the authority to deem a business owner an “employer” if certain criteria are present under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA sets basic standards for minimum wage and overtime pay. Legal compliance

Resolution of Wage Violations Not Necessarily Ensured Under DOL’s PAID Pilot Program

HR Daily Advisor

A new pilot program announced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in early March provides employers with renewed hope that the agency is changing its approach from strict regulatory enforcement to encouraging voluntary compliance and minimizing litigation. Employers, however, should proceed with caution before voluntarily disclosing possible violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Is immunity on the table in that situation?

Conference Twitter Primer #HRtechConf 2018

Advos

Once again using HRmarketer software, we analyzed the #HRTechConf conference website and tweets to come up with the following Conference Twitter Primer — all the information you need to socially prepare for the world’s largest HR technology conference and exposition hall! Bookmark this page and refer to it during the conference if you need someone’s Twitter ID. The Basics. Location: The Venetian®, Las Vegas. The best is yet to come!

Protect Your Restaurant from Wage and Hour Violations

Paycor

The hospitality industry (particularly restaurants) faces more wage and hour violations than any other industry. In fact, throughout 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) received over 7,000 wage and hour claims from the hospitality industry, recovering more than $483 million in back wages for employees for issues like off-the-clock work, failure to pay overtime wages and misclassifying employees.

New U.S. DOL Office Offers Employers Compliance Assistance

HRWatchdog

The DOL wants to help employers comply with federal labor laws. This past week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it’s creating a new Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI) to help companies comply with federal labor laws, prevent violations and extend compliance outreach. Enhancing outreach to stakeholders for the DOL’s enforcement agencies. Instead, the OCI should be seen as complementary to the DOL’s enforcement arm.

New California Employment Laws Affect Businesses in 2018 and Beyond

HRWatchdog

Several new laws will affect California employers’ daily operations and policies in 2018 and beyond. The California Chamber of Commerce today released the list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2018 and beyond that will affect California employers’ daily operations and policies. Be prepared by downloading CalChamber’s new white paper, which summarizes the new laws’ effects on California employers.

Best Practices for Your Dealership to Maintain Employee Compliance

Hireology

Keeping up with constantly changing state and federal employee compliance regulations can be a never-ending cycle for your HR team, but your dealership can face steep fines or lawsuits for common human error mistakes. By instead automating many of your HR processes, your dealership can maintain employee compliance and save time that would have otherwise been spent manually tracking each compliance update. Hiring Process Compliance. Payroll & Tax Compliance.

Best Practices for Your Dealership to Maintain Employee Compliance

Hireology

Keeping up with constantly changing state and federal employee compliance regulations can be a never-ending cycle for your HR team, but your dealership can face steep fines or lawsuits for common human error mistakes. By instead automating many of your HR processes, your dealership can maintain employee compliance and save time that would have otherwise been spent manually tracking each compliance update. Hiring Process Compliance. Payroll & Tax Compliance.

Best Practices for Your Dealership to Maintain Employee Compliance

Hireology

Keeping up with constantly changing state and federal employee compliance regulations can be a never-ending cycle for your HR team, but your dealership can face steep fines or lawsuits for common human error mistakes. By instead automating many of your HR processes, your dealership can maintain employee compliance and save time that would have otherwise been spent manually tracking each compliance update. Hiring Process Compliance. Payroll & Tax Compliance.

Employment laws to watch in 2018

Insperity

Employment laws continue to evolve, and 2018 will usher in some big changes in two of our most populous states, California and New York. The HR world is abuzz with all the implications of implementing New York state’s paid family leave legislation and California’s ban-the-box law, both of which went into effect January 2018. New York State’s paid family leave legislation is billed as the country’s strongest. Ban the box. 1, 2018.

Here are the 2018 Minimum Wage Changes for Small Businesses

Zenefits

On July 1st of this year, nineteen minimum wage increases occurred across the United States and your company might be affected. In total, two states, the District of Columbia, and sixteen other localities were impacted by these changes and for many, this is just the first of several increases that are scheduled to be implemented on July first of each sequential year. July 1, 2018 Minimum Wage Updates. July 1, 2018. July 1, 2018.

5 labor law compliance challenges in changing times

Insperity

Labor law compliance is a big deal for businesses of all sizes. When it comes to labor and employment laws, change is the only constant business leaders can expect. From paid family leave and hiring to safety and sick leave – and all the many points in between – federal, state and local governments are forever changing what constitutes a company’s responsibility to its workers. The District of Columbia, as well as many cities and counties, have also joined this trend.

Is Travel Time Compensable for Technicians Paid on an Hourly Basis?

HR Daily Advisor

As we previously reported , last week the U.S. Important questions were addressed regarding the interplay of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the compensability of travel time for nonexempt employees. Part 2 of this article will address the travel time questions. Whether time spent traveling is paid work time for nonexempt employees depends on the type of travel involved.

Restaurant Time & Attendance Tracking

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You also probably discovered—very quickly—that there was an administrative side to things that involved parts of the business you weren’t particularly fond of, like paperwork, and employment laws, and tracking time and attendance for your restaurant. The dining experience you created led to great reviews, which drove more diners in the doors. As your business grew, so grew the side of your business you weren’t that fond of. Take the Time Theft Quiz.

Can I Focus on Compliance and Still Be a Good Employer? [Podcast]

UpstartHR

HR compliance is a necessary evil in the workplace. Rarely do employers make it to the top of the “best employers” lists by handling FMLA or DOL regulations well. Yet time and time again we see HR professional flocking to sessions like “Top 10 Ways to Get Sued in 2018,” taking notes like this is golden content. General Legal Compliance We're Only Human

State Minimum Wage Increases for 2018 (Map)

HR Daily Advisor

Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2018. . Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, but the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws that are more favorable to employees. The minimum wage for federal contractors in 2018 is $10.35 per hour. Loading… State Minimum Wage Changes Effective December 31, 2017.

Compliance Issues, #MeToo Movement Impact Employers

HRWatchdog

Do you have the same compliance concerns as the employers in this survey? Over the past year, employers’ compliance challenges increased significantly thanks to both an uptick in federal employment law enforcement, and the growing “patchwork” of state and local requirements, according to the 2019 Littler Annual Employer Survey. The survey, released May 8, found that employers’ primary concern is the U.S.

Two Compliance Issues every HR professional should know and teach to managers

OmegaHR Solutions

I have come across a number of “must-know” lists in the past couple of weeks. Perhaps this is an artifact of the time of year, getting a fresh start phenomenon. These are the things that I think all good professionals must know. Most of us know this as the EEOC laws. The prime law is the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which covered race, religion, color, sex and national origin. HR professionals need to be on the constant lookout for racial discrimination.

From the archive: Which industries do you think are hit the hardest by FLSA violations?

OmegaHR Solutions

Wage and hour violations cost some industries more than others. Wage violations occur in these industries as much today as they did two years ago. . With the December 1, 2016 deadline for changes in the new overtime regulations a great deal of attention is being focused on the Fair Labor Standards Act. A recent study conducted by TSheets , using Department of Labor data, looks at industries that are hardest hit by wage and hour violations.

Paying for overtime with cash under the table is NOT a good practice!

OmegaHR Solutions

Reading through the USDOL press releases it appears that many companies have problems paying for overtime. At an average of about $250,000 per case, plus whatever the legal costs were, a lot of overtime could have been paid for without getting in trouble. Under the table. One company in Southern California apparently tried to hide the fact they were not paying overtime at the required rate of time and a half. Missing the paperwork.

Employers just keep messing up!

OmegaHR Solutions

Five companies that learned the law the hard way. In the past month, there were multiple stories of employers messing up compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Here are the stories: Alabama Installation Company to Pay $134,097 to 22 Employees After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Sacramento-Area Gas Stations Paying $45,957 to 40 Employees to Resolve Wage Violations.

Reliable Time & Attendance for Employees, Managers & Business Owners

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Between the country’s economic growth and the record low unemployment rate of 4.1%, times are looking good for many companies and workers. Now wages are starting to nudge upwards too. According to recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data, average hourly earnings moved up nearly 3% from a year ago. According to the New York Times , along with raises, companies are also enhancing benefits packages, exploring new perks, and even changing the way they recruit.

How a Payroll Provider Can Help You Maintain Compliance

Hireology

Keeping up with constantly changing state and federal compliance regulations can be a never-ending cycle, and employers can face steep fines or lawsuits for common human error mistakes. But automating your HR processes enables you to stay compliant and save time that would have otherwise been spent manually tracking each compliance update. Below, we’ve outlined several compliance regulations the right payroll provider can help you track. Payroll & Tax Compliance.

The Seven Biggest HCM Compliance Issues of 2017

Ceridian

As we wrap up 2017, it is time to reflect on the year’s major compliance issues in the human capital management world. Below is a summary of the important compliance issues along with highlights of where changes took place over the course of the year. Employee fair scheduling is one of the hottest topics that is sure to continue into 2018. In addition, Oregon was the first U.S. Later in November, the U.S.

Retail Worker Scheduling

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One essential part of a retail manager’s job is creating the employee schedule. You have to know what the store needs, have a sense of sales trends, and be able to anticipate shopping spikes, all while making sure to keep the wishes of your employees in mind. It depends on who you ask, and what tools the manager is using. The last question is perhaps the most interesting. What happens when the store is short-staffed?

A Review Of Perspectives 2018 From A Workforce Management Perspective

SumTotal

I’m still exhausted from the few days at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, but I’m also energized. As the song says, “The future looks bright” and since how we manage our workforce is the bedrock of any organization, let’s take a look a look back at Perspectives from a Workforce Management viewpoint. Josh Bersin’s keynote , “Learning in the Flow of Work” was very engaging and, as always, Josh loaded us up with insightful data.

5 Ways to Mitigate HR Compliance Risk

Paycor

With the compliance landscape constantly changing, it’s no wonder that 33% of employers find keeping up with state regulations across states extremely challenging. Whether you’re an HR leader in a small business or one that employs hundreds of workers, compliance responsibilities fall on your shoulders. Herein lies the challenge for many HR departments (or teams of one): you just don’t have the budget or the resources to manage compliance alone.