25 08, 2023

What Employers Should Know About Pregnancy Discrimination

August 25th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Pregnancy discrimination happens when an employer treats an applicant or employee unfavorably because they’re pregnant, gave birth to a child, or have a medical condition related to their pregnancy or childbirth. Despite being against the law, pregnancy discrimination remains a pervasive problem, at great personal and professional cost to its victims. Every year, the Equal [...]

18 08, 2023

Paying for travel time between job sites

August 18th, 2023|Uncategorized|

US Department of Labor recovers $96K for 10 workers on Kauai after finding cleaning company denied pay for overtime, work travel All Kauai Cleaning in Lihue also assessed $1,540 in penalties for repeated violations HONOLULU – U.S. Department of Labor investigators have found that a Lihue cleaning service failed to pay employees overtime wages when [...]

11 08, 2023

FMLA violation: wrongful firing for excessive absenteeism

August 11th, 2023|Uncategorized|

The Wicked Taco Inc., a Bradenton Beach, FL, restaurant, violated the Family and Medical Leave Act. Although an employee had a doctor’s note, the restaurant forced the employee to work and later fired the individual for excessive absenteeism. So, she gets:• $30,033 in back wages, and• $30,033 in liquidated damages.More info:

4 08, 2023

New Form I-9 and Remote Verification Procedure

August 4th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Per the IRS: Do not accept an ITIN in place of an SSN for employee identification or for work. An ITIN is only available to resident and nonresident aliens who are not eligible for U.S. employment and need identification for other tax purposes. You can identify an ITIN because it is a 9-digit number that [...]

28 07, 2023

Are your policies in compliance with labor laws?

July 28th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Here are some recent examples of companies that faced heavy fines for violating labor laws. Home care agency owed overtime to 55 employeesAlma Conway Home Care LLC, a Philadelphia home care agency, owed back wages to 55 employees due to its Fair Labor Standards Act violations. The business paid straight time rates even when employees [...]

21 07, 2023

Let PayPlus, not scammers file your ERC

July 21st, 2023|Uncategorized|

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a refundable tax credit against certain employment taxes for businesses affected by the 2020 government-mandated shutdown. You have likely seen or heard ads for companies proposing to file ERC (Earned Income Credit) applications for you, claiming you can get back $27,000 per employee. Be aware that many of those [...]

14 07, 2023

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging: What They Mean and Why They’re Important

July 14th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Though we’re all different, we can all thrive in the same workplace. That’s the motivating belief behind efforts to increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). When done well, these efforts redesign the workplace from an environment that holds certain people back to one that empowers everyone to succeed. Together, they create an environment where [...]

7 07, 2023

6 things HR needs to do now for diversity retention

July 7th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Great job, HR! Diversity recruitment is up — exactly what many companies prioritized in recent years. But, there’s a glitch. And it’s a big one. Diversity retention is down. Companies are getting a more diverse workforce, but they aren’t keeping the employees. Read more.

30 06, 2023

Tax benefits to help offset the cost of making businesses accessible to people with disabilities

June 30th, 2023|Uncategorized|

IRS Tax Tip 2023-66, May 11, 2023 When employers hire people with disabilities or make their business accessible to employees and customers with disabilities, they may be eligible for certain tax benefits. These tax benefits encourage employers to hire qualified people with disabilities and off-set some of the costs of providing accommodations. Disabled Access Credit [...]

28 06, 2023

Beware of Employee Retention Credit scams

June 28th, 2023|Uncategorized|

The IRS continues to see third parties aggressively promoting Employee Retention Credit (ERC) schemes. In News Release IR-2023-105, the IRS renewed an alert for businesses and tax exempt groups to watch out for warning signs of aggressive Employee Retention Credit marketing.  These promoters may lie about eligibility requirements. In addition, taxpayers using these companies could be at risk [...]