Do you understand how your state may vary in its garnishment laws, versus those at the federal level? If you’re confused about these complexities, you’re not alone.
Lawsuits alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act have increased by more than 300% since 2000 and is one of the fastest growing areas of employment law litigation. Are you 100% certain that you are compliant in paying your employees correctly?
Paying travel pay correctly can be difficult for even the most compliant of payroll departments. And since travel pay falls under both the federal and state wage and hour laws, the potential for lawsuits can be enormous. The main stumbling block to paying travel time correctly is not in understanding the rules, although they are […]
Being responsible for payroll that has employees located in different states is a difficult task. You must be familiar with the taxes, both on the state and local levels, as well as the wage and hour laws. But when an employee lives in one state and works in another or works in two or more […]
When teaching or speaking about a subject, I try to hone in on a key aspect of the entire topic to direct those learning the material where to focus in on it. If this key aspect can be made clear then all of the subject matter, most of the time, also comes right into focus. […]
A question I am often asked when I do child support webinars is “why?” Why is payroll responsible for collecting child support? Just how and where did the withholding of money for a citizen’s responsibilities to their child come within the purview of payroll? It all boils down to what is known as the […]
Fran Lebowitz once said, “In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.” Obviously she never worked in payroll and never had to calculate the taxable wages for the personal use of a company vehicle. Because whether it is for the personal use of a company car commuting home each night […]
The federal rule for paying overtime to employees is contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This comprehensive law was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 25, 1938. With only a few minor updates, the rule has remained the same since Oct 24, 1940. The FLSA […]
Paying an exempt employee’s salary would appear to be an easy payroll task. According FLSA rules to qualify as exempt, the employee must receive the same amount of wages week in and week out regardless of quality or quantity of work as long […]
Determining whether or not an employee can be categorized as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a process done daily by employers all across the United States. But by the very nature of the rules under the FLSA that must be interpreted and followed, it can be and often is an […]