Monthly Archives: June 2018

Paid program draws scrutiny: Top drawbacks & what to consider

Eleven Attorneys General address their concerns   The Dept. of Labor (DOL) just announced the launch of its PAID (Payroll Audit Independent Determination) program, which was designed to give companies a reprieve from fines and other penalties when they self-report wage issues.   Although the PAID program’s in its infancy, it’s already facing some significant [...]

June 26th, 2018|Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Timekeeping|

Massachusetts Strengthens Its Equal Pay Act

The Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA), passed in 1945, was the first state law of its kind. But it hasn’t provided enough detail to be useful to employees or stiff enough penalties to be compelling for employers. The amendments to MEPA, which take effect July 1, 2018, make the law significantly more relevant. Equal Pay [...]

June 14th, 2018|Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)|

Paid family and medical leave credit: Latest need-to-know info from IRS

Details about how companies leave programs can qualify   The IRS has just released more details about the new paid family and medical leave business credit. An FAQ from the agency clarifies some of the key requirements companies must meet to collect the credit. Here are the highlights.   Wages and more   To claim [...]

June 14th, 2018|FMLA|

Employee denied promotion while on FMLA leave: Avoid costly mistake

Company owes worker at least 30K in wages and damages   Just because you don’t always have to pay employees when they’re on leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be on the lookout for any pay-related issues.   If it even looks like FMLA leave was a [...]

June 14th, 2018|FMLA|