PTO takes off

43% of employers now use paid time-off banks

Know when you can dock exempt employees' pay

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

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 ...

Late pay W-2c exception? Company liable for FICA withholding mistake?

Reconcile California wage law with new federal overtime rules

California employers must comply with both federal and state wage-and-hour laws.

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

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

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

Poll shows that most Americans back new OT rules.

ACA roundup

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

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

There’s a lot to know before you hire a teen for a summer job.

Free resources for offering myRA benefits available on web

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?

Who handles the recruiting in your company?

Chasing the next story a bad career choice

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

Is timekeeping software the OT answer?

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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