Monthly Archives: January 2022

OT issues put firm on wrong side of the law

Slocumb Law Firm LLC in Auburn AL paid $26,496 in back wages and damages to 42 workers for violation of the recordkeeping and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The employees didn’t receive overtime pay when they worked more than 40 hours during a workweek. The law firm also didn’t keep accurate records [...]

Employee fired after FMLA leave request was ignored

BFI Waste Management in Little Rock, AR was ordered to pay a worker $36,007 in back wages. The company had fired the worker for being absent, even though the employee had informed a supervisor of the need for FMLA leave and the leave was approved by the company’s third-party FMLA administrator. Even after the company [...]

January 21st, 2022|FMLA|

Hiring? Take a Look at the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Are you hiring? If so, you should know that hiring someone who has been receiving SNAP and/or unemployment benefits (including many who lost their jobs due to the pandemic) might qualify you to receive the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). There are restrictions, but the program is worth looking into. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit [...]

January 13th, 2022|hiring|

New Hampshire unemployment tax rates

New Hampshire employers: your tax rate changes each quarter, so be on the lookout for the notices at the beginning of each quarter and forward the page with the rates to us immediately so the rates can be applied with the next payroll. Otherwise, you will owe taxes if there was a rate increase that wasn't applied [...]

January 5th, 2022|tax rates|