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Small Business Payroll Guide: Utah Minimum Wage and Overtime Laws

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Employer laws are constantly changing and can be very complicated, especially since these laws often vary state to state. Here is a simplified guide for minimum wage and overtime payroll laws in Utah : Federal minimum wage law is governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Guide to mandatory overtime: Can you force employees to work long hours?

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Most business owners don’t want to ask their employees to work overtime, but sometimes it’s necessary when the unexpected happens. To avoid any misunderstandings between you and your team, it’s important to address the question: Is mandatory overtime legal? Learn more.

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8 Federal Employment Laws to Keep Top of Mind

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Staying on top of employment laws is a constant challenge for employers. Regardless of the employer’s size, there are so many regulations to interpret, implement, and keep up with. New employers, especially, may have a hard time figuring out their legal obligations.

New Jersey Employment Laws Business Owners Should Know

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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 New Jersey statutes in one place so you can either learn them for the first time or give yourself a refresher. . It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. New Jersey Employer Handbook .

The pros and cons of hiring independent contractors

Business Management Daily

Not only do you want to find the right candidate to complete the job, but you want to ensure that you hire them under the best category to fit your business needs. Independent contractors are self-employed workers. You must abide by the contract.

Oh Joy! Guest Worker Case Answers Tricky Wage and Hour Questions

HR Daily Advisor

A recent decision from a California Court of Appeal addressed the issue of whether a worker without a work permit was entitled to minimum wage and overtime protections under federal and state law. Further, the court examined the novel issue of whether lodging and meals provided to an employee may be used to satisfy the minimum salary requirement for exempt employees. Joy Holiday terminated his employment on May 25, 2011. under the FLSA and $2,773.33

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. We’ve created a comprehensive 5-part payroll processing guide to help you.

Which state laws apply to remote employees

Business Management Daily

During the pandemic, many businesses allowed their employees to work from home as a matter of safety. Now, remote work has become the norm. However, it can be tough to navigate the switch from a compliance perspective, particularly when it comes to out-of-state remote staff members.

Tips for hiring independent contractors

Business Management Daily

The use of freelancers or independent contractors has become increasingly popular over the past decade. They can also be more affordable as independent contractors do not get employee benefits , employer contributions to payroll taxes , unemployment insurance, or overtime.

What Employers Must Know In The Case Of A Natural Disaster: payroll, time off, and more!

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As wildfires rage in California and we head into hurricane season, employers might be wondering about their obligations to employees in the case of natural disasters. Should they provide time off? Paid Time Off. In the case of a natural disaster, an employer’s payment duties for exempt & non-exempt employees are quite different. This is due to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). HR Payroll employment law FLSA natural disasters OSHA

August Legal Updates

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If you’re an existing ComplianceHR client, you can access these updates and robust links to learn more about each of these changes through the PolicySmart solution. The below list contains August Legal Updates, which have been added to the PolicySmart solution in the last month.

August Legal Updates

ComplianceHR

If you’re an existing ComplianceHR client, you can access these updates and robust links to learn more about each of these changes through the PolicySmart solution. The below list contains August Legal Updates, which have been added to the PolicySmart solution in the last month.

W-2 vs. 1099: Which workers get which?

Business Management Daily

As the gig economy continues to expand, employers now more than ever need to possess a thorough understanding of the classification for each person performing services for the company. Don’t risk getting in trouble by issuing the wrong form.

HR Consultancy – Best Option for Small Enterprises

PCS

Here are some of the benefits in employing a third-party provider of human resources support services. . The HR consultant can take care of hiring qualified personnel to perform vital responsibilities for a small business. Compensation and Benefits.

Employer Tips for Remote Workers Moving Away

HRWatchdog

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the way employers do business, including remote working arrangements that were forced upon many employers and employees in an effort to limit the spread of the disease. Wage and Hour Laws.

HR for restaurants explained

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If you’re the owner or operator of a growing restaurant, you’re probably no stranger to working with tight budgets and narrow profit margins. . Restaurants need HR to help them manage everything from restaurant staffing, scheduling, compensation, payroll, and compliance.

HR Consultancy – Best Option for Small Enterprises

PCS

Here are some of the benefits in employing a third-party provider of human resources support services. . The HR consultant can take care of hiring qualified personnel to perform vital responsibilities for a small business. This service provider knows how to make the practice more efficient and economical for a growing organization. Consultants are well-versed with employment laws and regulations. Compensation and Benefits.

Ohio Court Addresses Distinction Between Employees, Contractors

HR Daily Advisor

A recent decision from Ohio’s 10th District Court of Appeals is a useful reminder that the line between employees and independent contractors may not always be as clear as one would think. was engaging in alleged fraud, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services began an employment audit of the company. Six days later, the auditor participated in a phone call with the owner of BNA, Horatio Lucero. Employment Law BNA employees hours OUCRC

The most common employee documents used at trial

Business Management Daily

How do you protect your company in the event you go to trial? Maintaining HR documents is an essential step in protecting your company, and yourself, in the event you go to court for civil litigation, criminal charges, or other investigations. In the U.S., Training.

Top 7 Payroll Concerns for Small Businesses

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With federal employment laws constantly changing and more states passing labor regulations, small businesses are feeling the pressure to keep up. Many of these laws are tied to both payroll and HR , complicating matters even more. Payroll fraud.

Are You Responsible When Employees Don’t Report All Hours Worked?

HR Daily Advisor

Employers often place the burden of recording hours worked on employees. Employee handbooks may contain provisions that require employees to record and report all their time worked, and employers may require employees to verify their hours by reviewing and signing their time cards. Policies may prohibit off-the-clock work and notify employees that they must report any errors in pay. Employees Can’t Record Online Training at Home.

Going Against the Grain: Worker Fired After Unequal Pay Complaint

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The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota—recently reversed an Arkansas district court’s dismissal of a former employee’s retaliation claim against a grain company under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act (EPA), and the Arkansas Civil Rights Act. Oakley Grain hired “Mariah” in August 2010 to work at the Yellow Bend facility in Arkansas City.

The Legal Consequences of Not Paying Your Employees On Time

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Payroll compliance is a new topic we’ve been exploring on the blog, and this week, we’re talking about the legal repercussions of not paying your employees on time. As an employer, it is your responsibility to adhere to a regular pay schedule that is in accordance with state regulations. Failure to do so could result in costly litigation, penalties, fines, and a permanently soured employee-employer relationship. an attorney practicing law in New York.

7 Ways an HR Portal Can Radically Transform Your Business in 2021

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An HR portal is the employee interface in a Human Resources Management System (HRMS). In the portal or dashboard, employees handle HR tasks. (An Eliminate the processes that scream “we hate our employees” Transport your HR team from the Dark Ages.

Avoid an HR Headache with these 25 Tips

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The expectations business leaders place upon their human resource departments are increasing. Years ago, the role of HR centered around filing employee paperwork, navigating benefits, and a range of activities meant to avoid compliance fines and lawsuits. Avoid Wage and Hour HR Issues.

Caution Advised for Employers Considering DOL’s New PAID Program

HR Daily Advisor

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) announcement of a pilot program aimed at getting employers to voluntarily work with the department to resolve “inadvertent” overtime and minimum wage violations represents an opportunity for employers to fix mistakes without litigation, but attorneys who work with employers on wage issues urge caution. Benefit for Employers? As such, it is difficult to ‘un-ring the bell.’”

The Changing Workplace, Part 1: Why Remote Work is Gaining Permanence

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At the onset of the pandemic, many companies set up their employees to work from home as a response to shelter-in-place orders or a health and safety precaution. Is the lingering impact of the pandemic making companies consider a long-term remote work policy?

Important 2018 EU Labor Law Changes – Part 1

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Every year there are changes to EU labor laws and 2018 is no exception. This series works to provide an overview and insight into key changes that will impact companies who employ EU citizens. Here are some of the most noteworthy changes and proposed changes to stay on top of in HR and labor law, that we’d like to share. One of the most significant changes happening in the EU is that pay equality is moving from the ‘morally right’ thing to do, to a legislated right.

Misclassified Housecleaners Receive $50K Each in Back Pay

HRWatchdog

The California Labor Commissioner recently intervened on behalf of a group of housecleaners who were improperly classified as independent contractors and paid less than minimum wage with no overtime. The five housecleaners, who typically worked over 10 hours a day, will receive an average of $50,000 each in back pay. The housecleaners were required to clean 12-15 houses each day. The settlement included $247,616 in back pay and $17,384 in penalties.

Everything Is On Demand; What About Employees?

HR Daily Advisor

Deanna Brinkerhoff, an associate in the Las Vegas office of law firm Holland & Hart LLP, offered her tips at BLR’s Advanced Employment Issues Symposium, held recently in Las Vegas. Some of the other benefits of on-demand talent often cited include: The staffing company is responsible for payroll, taxes, and benefits. Brinkerhoff identifies the following: Agency temps: The person works for an agency that assigns him or her to work for other companies.

How to Build an HR Department: A Practical Manual

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Getting HR right from the start has a massive impact on the success of an organization. Maybe your organization hasn’t had an HR department and has been doing just the bare minimum to get along. Explore the state of HR in your organization 2.

HR Audit: Everything You Should Know to Get Started

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If these factors are not continually monitored, a business can find itself on the wrong side of employment laws. Especially as we round the corner in a post-pandemic world, a lot of things can change quickly in a business with its people. Payroll records.

What Is A Pay Stub? Everything You Must Know About It In 2021

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Pay Stubs are nothing but the documentation that you need to provide to the employees while paying their wages. It communicates all kinds of calculations applied to the final paycheck between an employer and the employee with full transparency.

HR Glossary of Terms

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ATS, employee handbook, HRIS, workers’ comp … there are plenty of acronyms and terms in the HR world to know and stay on top of. Sometimes you need a glossary on hand when you’re stuck trying to remember a definition, or you’re wanting to learn some new terminology.

Independent contractors done right

Business Management Daily

Independent contractors save organizations time, money and hassle by eliminating the hoops employers have to jump through to manage employees. Independent contractors assume responsibility for payroll taxes and workers’ compensation. Employers pay invoices to a 1099 worker—no overtime, no timecards, no problems. It takes more than a signed independent contractor agreement to escape the sticky legal webs of employment. The U.S.

Out-of-State Employees

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Among the many changes to “business as usual” forced upon businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic is the reality of more employees working from home. However, employers who have employees who are temporarily working in a different state have even more implications to consider.

Restaurant compliance explained: Rules and regulations you need to know

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The restaurant business comes with a lot of responsibilities and distractions. That makes it easy to let administrative tasks, HR matters, and even restaurant compliance concerns fall by the wayside. . Give your team the tools they deserve. Learn more. Employment law.

How to write an employee handbook effectively

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Employees can use them to answer questions they may have around vacation time, wage and hour policies, and more. . Additionally, they can even prove that you are working to keep your small business compliant with federal and state laws should a violation claim be made against you. .

The Business Case for HR Outsourcing

Tandem HR

In fact, you’re already sold on the concept and want to find out how much an HR outsource solution would cost or save your company. Before you begin though, you want to get buy-in from upper management or the rest of your team. From the interview process to onboarding and throughout the employee lifecycle, your candidates will know you mean business. You will work with A-rated carriers and offer a benefits package to attract the top talent in your industry.

What you need to include in a small business employee handbook

Business Management Daily

When you’re trying to oversee your business’ sales, marketing, product, and finances it’s easy to put HR tasks like developing an employee handbook on the backburner. Reviewing the employee handbook should be a routine step in new employees’ onboarding process. Paid time off.