7 04, 2022

Is that job-seeker telling the truth? 3 in 10 people have lied on resumes

April 7th, 2022|hiring|

Applicants exaggerate their experience, credentials, and more According to a recent survey, 32% of Americans admit to fibbing on their resumes to make themselves look more appealing to potential employers. What are the top reasons for lies on job-hunters' resumes? Here are the responses to the survey: to improve my chances of getting hired [...]

25 03, 2022

Country club penalized for not including commissions in OT calculations

March 25th, 2022|compensation, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Overtime|

Belle Meade Country Club in Nashville TN violated the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and had to pay 12 workers $93,750 in back overtime wages and damages. Employees--who provided lessons, merchandise sales, and equipment services to members and guests of the Club--didn't receive the proper overtime pay because commissions were not included [...]

17 03, 2022

Is remote work included in employee handbook?

March 17th, 2022|Remote work|

If remote work, or in some cases a mix of on-site and remote work, is here to stay at your company, take a look at your employee handbook. (If you don't have an employee handbook, you can create one in minutes with our HR product.) In 2020, the quick pivot to work-from-home arrangements left little [...]

11 03, 2022

Taxable fringe benefits? IRS provides 2022 amounts

March 11th, 2022|2022 Tax Changes, employee benefits|

Avoid surprises about what must be included in income The IRS has released the 2022 dollar amounts about what must be included in employees' gross income. Here's an update of what's taxable and what's not for fringe benefits your company offers employees. Commuting benefits For qualified transportation fringe benefits, the 2022 monthly exclusion amount will [...]

3 03, 2022

Are you paying workers when shift is cut short?

March 3rd, 2022|compensation|

If your business pays hourly workers, are you aware that you need to pay them for the full shift if they show up to work and then their shift hours are cut? This law applies to employers in MA and NH as well as some other states. Read more here.

26 02, 2022

Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

February 26th, 2022|compensation, Covid-19|

The Massachusetts COVID-19 Temporary Emergency Paid Sick Leave Program requires employers to make leave time available to employees for certain reasons related to COVID-19. This program is effective from May 28, 2021 to April 1, 2022, or when funding runs out, whichever is first.The Emergency Pay is implemented as a reimbursement program, meaning it does not [...]

24 02, 2022

Reasons employees may need to fill out a new Form W-4

February 24th, 2022|2022 Tax Changes, W-4s|

Employees may need to give you an updated Form W-4 if they have any of these changes: filing status on a tax returnnumber of jobs worked during the yeardeductions or credits

17 02, 2022

Teen worked hours that weren’t allowed by law

February 17th, 2022|Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Overtime|

A 14-year-old youth was allowed to operate power machinery while helping with repairs. The youth also worked while school was in session. In addition, employees of all ages didn’t receive the proper overtime pay. For these violations of the child labor and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, AutoWorld of Conway SC had [...]

8 02, 2022

Delivery drivers owed mileage reimbursement

February 8th, 2022|compensation, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), reimbursement|

Sandwich shop franchises (Clemson Subs LLC and Anderson Subs LLC in Anderson, SC) was found to have broken the minimum wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to reimburse employees for mileage. Employees who delivered food weren’t reimbursed for their mileage expenses, which caused their pay to fall below the federal minimum [...]

29 01, 2022

OT issues put firm on wrong side of the law

January 29th, 2022|compensation, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Overtime, Recordkeeping|

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 [...]