Understanding Minimum Wage (Updated for 2020)

Zenefits

Federal minimum wage laws have been in effect for more than 90 years, but many small and midsize businesses (SMBs) don’t fully understand what the law encompasses. What is the federal minimum wage? Today, the federal minimum wage is set at $7.25 per hour.

Managing HR Compliance in the Age of Technology

Get Hppy

Compliance may not be the rock star of HR tasks, but it is the one that is necessary to keep the band together. Without compliance, businesses are at risk of fines, lawsuits, bankruptcy, and closure. Research by Forrester concluded that businesses who do not effectively manage risk or implement compliance policies are at risk of losing billions of dollars. For many companies, technology has changed the ways in which they manage HR compliance.

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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.

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. 5 ways the right HR partner can help you manage compliance effectively. Wage Violations.

2019 HR & Compliance Web Summit: Executive Summary

Paycor

Industry experts like Jennifer McClure offered actionable insights and advice on all things HR, from self-care for the HR pro to in-the-news compliance issues. If you missed the live webinars you can watch them on our on-demand webinar page. In the meantime, here’s a quick overview of each session. In today’s business environment only 20% of HR professionals interact with the executive suite. Maintaining compliance for the organization.

Misclassification Alone Is Insufficient for Class Treatment

HR Daily Advisor

Wage and hour class actions continue to be large thorns in the sides of many employers, and this recent decision serves as a good reminder of how critical it is for you to review your overtime policies, job descriptions, and exemption classifications. Trial Court Denied Motion for Class Certification. hours per day or an alternate work schedule that permits them to work 8.33 hours per day in exchange for receiving every other Monday or Friday off.

Employee Benefits in Italy

Global People Strategist

Italy offers a wide variety of benefits to employees across the country. From vacation and holiday leave to maternity and overtime benefits, learn about employee benefits in Italy for 2020. The number of paid days off and paid vacations varies by company policy. Minimum Wage. There is no set minimum wage limit as laid out by the Italian government. Every year, the wages are fixed via collective bargaining agreements throughout the nation.

Department of Labor Introduces New FMLA Forms and Guidance

Zenefits

As more employees look to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to attend to their own serious medical condition or that of a family member, the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division has provided new guidance and documentation. 5 new certification forms. Compliance

Flexible Work Schedules: How to Support Even Super Short Shifts of Varying Lengths

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However, the trend was dramatically accelerated in early 2020 thanks to COVID-19. Because standard shifts rarely work in the home setting, new patterns of work hours quickly emerged. What is the benefit of flexible work for employers and employees?

Steps to Take Toward a (Smart) Smartphone Policy

HR Daily Advisor

In yesterday’s Advisor , we discussed the wage and hour compliance dangers of employee cell phone use; today, help with crafting intelligent cell phone policies. Employers may have to pay for the time taken by nonexempt employees to read and send e-mails after work hours or to deal with phone calls. If employees are checking e-mails for 2 or 3 minutes, or taking a quick call (Where’s the ABC file?), Learn More.

Beyond PPA, FFA and CARES: $1 Billion in Tax Credits That Have Always Been There!

HR Topics

We have all been hearing about the Paycheck Protection Act, Family First Act and CARES – but have you ever heard of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit? Congress extended the credit in December 2019 for another year, and no one is looking into it. Click here to learn more !

DOL Issues New Information on its PAID Self-Audit and Self-Reporting Program

ComplianceHR

Last month, we reported on the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division’s (“WHD”) newly created Payroll Audit Independent Determination (“PAID”) Program, through which employers can proactively seek to resolve potential and actual violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The WHD recently issued additional information on the program. Eligibility to Participate in the PAID Program. Mandatory Review FLSA Compliance Materials.

DOL Issues New Information on its PAID Self-Audit and Self-Reporting Program

ComplianceHR

Last month, we reported on the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division’s (“WHD”) newly created Payroll Audit Independent Determination (“PAID”) Program, through which employers can proactively seek to resolve potential and actual violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The WHD recently issued additional information on the program. Eligibility to Participate in the PAID Program. Mandatory Review FLSA Compliance Materials.

Employment Laws Every Alabama Business Owner Should Know

Homebase

It’s important to stay up to date on all of the employment laws in your state so that you can maintain compliance in your business. We did some of the hard work for you and put some of the most important Alabama statutes in one place so you can either learn them for the first time or give yourself a refresher. . If the polls open two hours before an employee’s shift begins or one hour after the shift ends, the employer is exempt from the requirement.

Georgia Employment Laws Every Business Owner Should Know

Homebase

It’s important to stay up to date on all of the employment laws in your state so that you can maintain compliance in your business. We did some of the hard work for you and put some of the most important Georgia statutes in one place so you can either learn them for the first time or give yourself a refresher. . Minimum Wage. Tipped Wages . The FLSA requires employers to pay tipped employees a minimum wage of $2.13. .

Employer Strategies for Successfully Hiring Justice Involved Job Candidates

ExactHire HR Trends

My gut tells me that many employers are open to the idea of hiring individuals from the justice involved community, but have historically avoided the opportunity for a variety of reasons. Why you should consider hiring the justice involved population. The time is now.

The Best Way to Process Payroll [Updated for 2020]

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Or you own an existing one that is moving into the realm of employees. Payroll is one of the most important processes to handle correctly. Learn to Process Payroll Efficiently and Legally. How To Avoid The Top 6 Payroll Mistakes. January 1, 2020, the new overtime rule will take effect. The new salary threshold is $684 per week (equivalent to $35,568 per year for a full-year worker). Compliance. This continues through the onboarding process.

4 Labor and Employment Law Changes to Keep an Eye On In 2015

Insperity

Right now, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) —also known as health care reform—is probably your number one concern when it comes to complying with new government regulations in 2015. But while health care reform brings a whole new set of challenges to your business in the coming year, it’s not the only legal change you need to keep an eye on. Changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). An increase in federal minimum wage.

The Pre-Hiring Checklist

Homebase

Finding and hiring the right people to help you run and grow your business is one of the most important tasks you take on as a business owner. These are all the things that should be on your to-do list before you ever post a ‘For Wanted’ sign in your window to hire someone . For example, a partnership business structure allows for the share of profits and assets as well as shared liability between all the partners. . Determine Wages .

Plan for COVID-19 Workplace Response

Affinity HR Group

The World Health Organization (WHO) has now classified COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, as a worldwide pandemic. While other countries are seeing more fatal impacts than we are in the US, the situation here grows more serious and wide-spread every day. With COVID-19 impacting people and businesses across the country and around the world, many companies are trying to figure out their options of how best to balance business needs with employee health.

How to Achieve Your Dream of Owning a Fitness Studio?

Career Metis

Owning a fitness studio is not only a dream come true for personal trainers , but also for enthusiasts in the field. It’s a well-known fact that the health industry in the U.S. The fitness craze has been growing steadily and persistently — at a 3 percent rate — per annum. The trend has been predicted to continue through at least one decade. Stats show that the average American spend a lot of money on health and fitness. Next comes the gym equipment.

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.

Improve Employee Scheduling to Fast Track Business Recovery: The Comprehensive Guide

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Companies that initiated work from home policies during the coronavirus lockdown are bringing teams back to the office in phases. The Benefits of Effective Employee Scheduling. The Benefits of Effective Employee Scheduling. What are the main benefits of effective employee scheduling? It doesn’t matter what type of business you have—you need the right tool for the job. The system alerts you to scheduling conflicts. Think Outside the Box.

A Franchise Expert’s Guide to Hiring Franchise Employees

ApplicantStack Applicant Tracking

You have to carefully follow the proven business model. Learn Recruitment Best Practices. Learn from experts. Avoid recruiting mistakes that could threaten the survival of your business. Read the hiring information carefully. Take advantage of the collective wisdom of fellow franchisees who have built successful franchise businesses. A common reason franchises fail is because the franchisee doesn’t follow the formula.

PEO: The Ultimate Guide (Everything You Need To Know)

Genesis HR Solutions

Get ready: You’re about to read the ultimate guide to professional employer organizations, also known as PEOs. If you are a small to midsize business or nonprofit organization and you’ve never heard of a PEO, keep reading—you’ll be surprised to learn how partnering with a PEO can make your company more attractive to employees, and even help grow your company’s bottom line. PEOs and the co-employment relationship. Payroll processing and tax compliance.

Does Your Company Walk the Talk? More Results of Our Employment Branding Survey

HR Daily Advisor

Yesterday’s Advisor presented some findings of BLR’s Employment Branding Survey; today, we share further results from the study, including the most successful branding actions taken by respondents, and how they monitor external branding. 391 participants responded to the Employment Branding Survey, conducted in June 2015. Keeping an Eye on the External Brand. The “Other” sources, indicated by 17%, included (but were not limited to): Facebook. Learn More.

New Research from Paycor Reveals HR’s Increased Impact on the Bottom Line

Paycor

Report “People Management - Perception vs. Reality” Discusses Key Insights about Employee Engagement, Turnover and Compliance from SMB CEOs, CFOs and HR Leaders. The report highlights common misperceptions around employee engagement, turnover and compliance in 2019, provides tips and tools that help overcome these challenges to ensure organizations can thrive and, ultimately, describes how this increases HR’s role in and financial impact on the overall business.

How Does Payroll Processing Work?

Paycor

Processing payroll is one of the most important, but time-consuming and frustrating tasks businesses face. Every time a new tax law is introduced, big changes to the process can result, especially if you’re shouldering all of the responsibilities. Ensuring accurate and timely payroll requires attention to detail and careful record-keeping, and it’s one of the top reasons why companies rely on a payroll partner who has the experience to handle complex regulations.

A Guide to Truck Driving and Delivery Jobs

Corn on the Job

The median pay for truck drivers in 2016 was $13.65 per hour —equaling $23,390 per year. Training needed for these jobs is often minimal, and typical entry-level education, such as a high school diploma or equivalent, is required, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The main responsibility involved in truck driving jobs is operating the vehicle to deliver goods to a specified destination on time. Required Certifications and Licenses.

All the Reasons You Shouldn’t Work with a PEO

Stratus

If working with a PEO can boost business growth by 7-9% , lower turnover by 10-14% and make it more likely that a company will increase YOY profits and stay in business from one year to the next, all without adding more work to anyone’s plate (and actually taking a lot of it away), why isn’t every small business using one? A quick search of the Internet will result in some pretty compelling arguments against PEOs. Some of the claims are true, some aren’t. The takeaway?

Choosing the Right Cloud-Based Payroll System for Your Business

InfinityHR

Whether you’re a small or large business, you know that payroll processing is the most important operation that you cannot mess up. Because the moment your employees are paid inaccurately, or if payment is delayed, there will be problems. This is their livelihood at stake, so it’s up to you to make sure that payroll goes off without a hitch. How to choose the right cloud-based payroll processing system. Obviously, spend the money on what you can afford.

Choosing the right cloud-based payroll system for your business

InfinityHR

Whether you’re a small or large business, you know that payroll processing is the most important operation that you cannot mess up. Because the moment your employees are paid inaccurately, or if payment is delayed, there will be problems. This is their livelihood at stake, so it’s up to you to make sure that payroll goes off without a hitch. How to choose the right cloud based payroll processing system. Obviously, spend the money on what you can afford.

Talent and Performance Management Survey Summary

HR Daily Advisor

The HR Daily Advisor research team conducted the 2016 Talent and Performance Management Survey in January, 2016. Talent and performance management are some of the most important and rigorous tasks any HR professional has to deal with. Highlights of the Talent and Performance Management Survey: When survey takers were asked if they expect to face shortages of talent in areas that will impact their productivity or success in 2016, the majority (71.4%) answered “Yes.”.

Understand Important HR Trends in 5 Minutes

Paycor

If you missed Paycor’s Fall HR and Compliance Web Summit, we’ve got you covered. For detailed action plans on how to find more qualified talent, navigating compliance uncertainty and increasing employee engagement, check out full recordings from each session. Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find: Critical components of the recruiting process. In fact, according to a LinkedIn study, the top obstacle to hiring is finding suitable candidates (46%). The stakes are high.