Monthly Archives: November 2023

Do employees need to be paid for time spent putting on and taking off safety gear?

Protective gear and time worked: What federal appeals court said Do employees need to be paid for time spent putting on and taking off their safety gear? That common Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) question has popped up again in the courts, this time in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. In Tyger v. Precision [...]

November 24th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Avoiding scammers posing as the IRS

IRS Tax Tip 2023-99, Aug. 8, 2023 Crooks are always looking for new ways to scam unsuspecting taxpayers. Scammers impersonate the IRS by phone or email, in person, or by mail or delivery service – and cost people their time and money. By staying vigilant against schemes and scams, taxpayers can protect themselves. Scammers can [...]

November 17th, 2023|Uncategorized|

How specific is your policy on floating holidays?

Floating holidays are implemented in different ways by different business. Some businesses require that they coincide with official federal or state holidays. Some determine which days are floating holidays for everyone, which might vary from year to year. Other businesses let employees chose their own floating holidays, which can even be mental health days. Considerations [...]

November 10th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Mass. company penalized for H-2B & FLSA violations

The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $771,022 in back wages and $61,215 in liquidated damages for 47 workers of a Haverhill landscaping company after the employer failed to comply with requirements of the federal H-2B worker program and the Fair Labor Standards Act. The H-2B Worker Program permits businesses to employ temporary visa workers [...]

November 3rd, 2023|Uncategorized|