8 08, 2022

Do you know the laws for paying final wages to workers who resign or are fired?

August 8th, 2022|compensation|

If you terminate an employee, or if an employee quits, do you know the laws regarding their final pay? These laws, which vary by state, cover: When workers must be paid. This can depend on whether the separation from employment is voluntary or involuntary, final or temporary, and sometimes even the type or work or [...]

29 07, 2022

Mobile app for on-the-go timekeeping

July 29th, 2022|Timekeeping|

We offer a wide assortment of timekeeping solutions: time clocks, web clocks, biometric clocks, voice clocks, and more. But the solution that has our clients buzzing with enthusiasm is our mobile app for Apple and Android users, for companies who track time with TimeWorksPlus. The TimeWorks Plus Mobile app lets employees report hours on-the-go from [...]

20 07, 2022

IRS increases mileage rate effective 7/1/2022

July 20th, 2022|reimbursement|

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that its optional standard mileage rate will increase to 62.5 cents per mile driven for business purposes. The increase takes effect on July 1, 2022.  Use of this rate is optional, though it is widely used by employers as a standard rate for calculating mileage reimbursement for [...]

15 07, 2022

What people new to the workforce need to know about income tax withhold

July 15th, 2022|W-4s|

For many new grads and other people entering the workforce for the first time, filling out new hire paperwork can be confusing—what’s a W-4, anyway? New employees should ensure they understand their tax situation and do some planning now, so they’re in good shape at tax time next year. It’s important to know the correct amount of [...]

6 07, 2022

Must you pay for pre- and post-shift work?

July 6th, 2022|compensation, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Overtime, Recordkeeping|

The Department of Labor (DOL) assessed Area Wide Protection Inc., dba Roadtek Traffic Solutions LLC, $112,187 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 297 employees based in Virginia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. The employees had to report to the office to complete tasks before and after their shifts. Tasks included flagging, [...]

22 06, 2022

Can you pay employees with cryptocurrency?

June 22nd, 2022|compensation, Department of Labor, labor regulations, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)|

In a word, no. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations state that wages must be paid in cash or its equivalent. Employers may pay bonuses in crypto, but FLSA regulations do not permit base wages to be paid in virtual currency (crypto), such as Bitcoin. Payments for work are considered "wages" for employment tax [...]

10 06, 2022

Can you count FMLA leave under your no-fault attendance policy?

June 10th, 2022|FMLA|

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently clarified how attendance policies can lead to violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). No-fault attendance policies give employees points for every absence instead of distinguishing among reasons for leave. For example, a father who misses three days of work to care for his young daughter in [...]

26 05, 2022

Penalties for FLSA violations increase in 2022

May 26th, 2022|Department of Labor, labor regulations, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), FMLA|

The cost of everything seems to be going up--and that includes fines for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Department of Labor announced its latest penalty amounts in the Federal Register on January 14, 2022. Here's what has changed for 2022 as it pertains to the FLSA and some other laws administered [...]

20 05, 2022

Must employees be paid while they wait for slow computers?

May 20th, 2022|compensation, Timekeeping|

Technological setbacks can try anyone's patience--whether it's waiting for your computer to boot up, software to load, or upgrades to finish. Recently, questions about whether nonexempt employees must be paid for this type of waiting time have reached the courts. Here are the details from two cases: In Peterson v. Nelnet Diversified Solutions, LLC, the [...]

12 05, 2022

Sign-on bonuses may need to be included in OT calculations

May 12th, 2022|compensation, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Overtime|

Home health company owed $25K after DOL investigation Getting employees in the door with sign-on bonuses can help a company through a hiring crunch, but a new employee's bonus may need to be included in the regular rate of pay for overtime purposes. In fact, the Department of Labor (DOL) has been checking for compliance [...]