Monthly Archives: August 2017

85 Percent of Job Applicants Lie on Resumes. Here’s How to Spot a Dishonest Candidate

A new study shows huge increase in lies on job applications. By J.T. O'Donnell Founder and CEO,@jtodonnell According to HireRight's 2017 employment screening benchmark report, 85 percent of employers caught applicants fibbing on their résumés or applications, up from just 66 percent five years ago. Given we have the lowest unemployment rate in a decade, [...]

August 16th, 2017|New hire|

Court reveals company made major FLSA mistakes

Need a primer on what not to during a federal investigation of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) compliance?   Look no further than a recent Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals case: Perez v El Tequila LLC.   Problems with records   In this case, the federal court found that El Tequila, a restaurant chain, intentionally [...]

August 2nd, 2017|Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Recordkeeping|

New OT threshold and more: 3 big DOL changes for Payroll

Jumping to 47,476 was a ‘shock to the system’   Just when you were thinking about taking some time to relax this summer, the Dept. of Labor (DOL) rolled out three changes that Payroll will need to stay on top of.   The new Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta, has been on the go since [...]

August 2nd, 2017|2017 Tax Changes|

Failing to account for deductions pre- & post-shift work costs $3.8M

DOL warns these types of FLSA violations aren’t uncommon   The Walt Disney Co., primarily known for creating children’s entertainment, recently provided valuable lessons to employers about wage-and-hour law.   The lessons: Watch for pre- and post-shift work that goes unpaid, as well as pay deductions that drop workers below minimum wage.   Following an [...]

August 2nd, 2017|Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Recordkeeping|