Monthly Archives: July 2018

Travel time: Important guidance for when employees should be paid

Company owes $62k to workers required to drop of trucks   Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA), all travel between job sites throughout the workday must be paid. This includes if employees are required to “check in” at their employer’s location after completing their work at the end of the day.   Making mistakes [...]

July 26th, 2018|Recordkeeping, Timekeeping|

New info from DOL clarifies when rest breaks must be paid

FMLA may supersede rules on breaktimes   What happens when an employee asks to take repeated, short breaks each workday for a health condition?   Should you be making sure that person gets paid – or does the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) supersede the rules on breaktimes?   The Dept. of Labor (DOL) [...]

July 26th, 2018|FMLA, Recordkeeping|

$120K owed: Food processing wasn’t a problem, but payroll processing was

Employer falsified timecards, then disposed of them   Investigators found glaring paycheck errors at a food-processing plant in Westbury, NY, the state attorney general announced.   From 2013 to 2017, Diversified Processors Inc. and Processors Inc. mishandled minimum wage and overtime payments due to 10 plant workers.   Now, the employer must pay $120,555 in [...]

July 19th, 2018|Recordkeeping, Timekeeping|

IRS updates form & guidance for federal tax levies

Check your records: The IRS recently updated several key pubs and forms related to federal tax levies.   You’ll want to double-check that you have the most up-to-date info when calculating how much of an employee’s pay is exempt from levy.   New instructions   Because the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminated the personal [...]

July 19th, 2018|Garnishments|