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Updated rule on independent contractor classification

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published a final rule for independent contractor classification under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Here are details on the rule. Here's a summary: Beginning on March 11, 2024, the rule will effectively reinstate the longstanding version of the “economic reality” test the DOL previously used. This test [...]

January 20th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Minimum wage increases for federal contractors

The minimum wage for work performed on or in connection with federal contracts will increase as follows: Contracts Covered by Executive Order 13658
: The minimum wage will increase to $12.90 per hour and the minimum base wage for tipped employees will increase to $9.05 per hour. Contracts Covered by Executive Order 14026
: The minimum wage [...]

January 5th, 2024|Uncategorized|

2024 mileage reimbursement rates

The IRS standard mileage rate will be 67 cents per mile driven for business purposes (up from 65.5 cents in 2023). This rate also applies to electric and hybrid vehicles. Use of this rate is optional, though it’s widely accepted as an easy and standard reimbursement rate for employees who use their personal vehicle for [...]

December 29th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Coming soon…our new payroll & HR platform

In an effort to provide our clients with the most robust payroll and HR platform, we are pleased to roll out our new payroll software, iSolved, over the first quarter of 2024. The transition will be gradual over the next few months, with the goal of having all clients on the new platform.   We will [...]

December 22nd, 2023|Uncategorized|

Seven Things to Consider When Providing Paid Time Off

Everyone needs time off from work, but not everyone’s able to take it. Paid time off helps a lot. People are better able to take the time they need without worrying about a smaller paycheck. Employers demonstrate to their teams that they value them as whole people and recognize that time away from work is [...]

December 15th, 2023|Uncategorized|

MA HIRD Filing

The Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (HIRD) is a state reporting requirement in Massachusetts, which launched in 2018. State law (M.G.L. c. 118E, section 78) requires every in-state and out-of-state employer who had 6 or more employees within Massachusetts at any time during the past 12 months to annually submit a HIRD form, which collects information about your employer-sponsored insurance [...]

December 8th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Year-End Schedule & Checklist

Here are the 2023 year-end schedule and checklist for clients.

December 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|

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|