Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Posters

May 17th, 2024|Uncategorized|

What You Should Know About the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The PWFA went into effect on June 27, 2023. On April 15, 2024 the EEOC issued its final regulation to carry out the law. The final regulation goes into effect on June 18, 2024. Overview       What is the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act?Generally, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) requires a covered employer to provide a [...]

May 10th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Navigating Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

Are you using an artificial intelligence (AI) tool to help you with your work tasks? Have you considered doing so? If so, read on to learn the advantages and risks associated with the use of AI in the workplace. What Is AI? Artificial intelligence (AI) is an umbrella term for a machine’s ability to make [...]

May 3rd, 2024|Uncategorized|

FTC Announces Rule Banning Noncompetes

On April 23, the Federal Trade Commission issued a final rule to promote competition by banning noncompetes nationwide, protecting the fundamental freedom of workers to change jobs, increasing innovation, and fostering new business formation. “Noncompete clauses keep wages low, suppress new ideas, and rob the American economy of dynamism, including from the more than 8,500 [...]

April 26th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Pros and cons of eliminating the college degree requirement

How Skills-Based Hiring Could Expand Your Applicant Pool Are you finding it difficult to fill job openings because not enough people are applying? You wouldn’t be alone. Some organizations are expanding their applicant pool by dropping the college degree requirement and instead adopting a more inclusive, skills-based approach to hiring. Would such an approach benefit [...]

April 19th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Massachusetts Businessman Sentenced for Payroll Fraud Scheme

Frank Loconte, president of NER Construction Management Corporation and NER Management LLC, based in Wilmington MA was sentenced to 20 months in prison following his involvement in a fraudulent payroll scheme. He was also ordered to pay over $4.5 million in restitution and a $15,000 fine. Loconte pleaded guilty in September 2023 to charges of [...]

April 5th, 2024|Uncategorized|

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|