COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

PTO takes off

06/29/2016
43% of employers now use paid time-off banks

Know when you can dock exempt employees' pay

06/27/2016
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, exempt employees must be paid the same salary regardless of the quality or quantity of their work.

Young adults increasingly live with their parents

06/23/2016
More of your youngest employees probably live with their moms and dads than have a place of their own, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.

In the Payroll Mailbag ...

06/23/2016
Late pay W-2c exception? Company liable for FICA withholding mistake?

Reconcile California wage law with new federal overtime rules

06/22/2016
California employers must comply with both federal and state wage-and-hour laws.

Feds' deal for call center: $150K to fix misclassification

06/22/2016
A Southern California marketing firm will pay $150,000 in back pay and overtime to resolve charges it misclassified employees as independent contractors.

DOL: Slow cash flow no excuse for missing payroll

06/22/2016
Joined, Inc., has agreed to issue $439,000 in back pay to 58 workers following a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation.

Broad backing for rules that expand overtime

06/21/2016
Poll shows that most Americans back new OT rules.

ACA roundup

06/20/2016
The Department of Health and Human Services has released its final notice of benefit and payment parameters for the 2017 plan year and the Department of Labor has finalized changes to the summary of benefits and coverage template.

The worst vacation is the one that wasn't taken

06/20/2016
Employees say they’re willing to trade off other benefits in exchange for more vacation time—but consistently decline to take time off to which they are entitled, according to a new survey by the HR software development firm Namely.

School's out, hire carefully

06/16/2016
There’s a lot to know before you hire a teen for a summer job.

Free resources for offering myRA benefits available on web

06/14/2016
The Department of Labor has rolled out a website full of resources for employers that want to help employees set up retirement savings accounts through Uncle Sam’s myRA program.

Snapshot: Who is responsible for recruiting?

06/14/2016
Who handles the recruiting in your company?

Chasing the next story a bad career choice

06/14/2016
For the third year in a row, journalism brought up the rear in employment research firm CareerCast.com’s annual 10 Job Rated Worst Jobs report.

Is timekeeping software the OT answer?

06/13/2016
When the Department of Labor released the final overtime regulations last month, the agency also put out extensive guidance on how to account for hours worked. The DOL suggested that employers and employees can simply agree on a set schedule, with the understanding that employees would report any deviations from the usual to their boss.
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