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Compensation & Benefits

Bay area bistro forks over more than $172k in overtime

10/04/2019
New Thai Bistro in Alameda County will pay 14 employees $172,862 after investigators from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found the restaurant violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Financial wellness benefits vary among employers

10/01/2019
A new survey found that, among employers interested in offering financial wellness benefits to their employees, even defining what the term means can vary greatly.

November 2019: Employer’s business tax calendar

09/30/2019
Here’s your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.

Is your organization suffering ‘appreciation depletion’? Formalize a recognition program

09/26/2019
The vast majority of employers make efforts to recognize employee accomplishments and, increasingly, they’re doing so through formal companywide recognition programs.

What’s the new retirement plan designed for small New York employers?

09/23/2019
Q. We are a small employer and don’t have a retirement savings plan. An employee just asked us about what he described as a new retirement plan that won’t cost us anything. What’s that all about?

Empower bosses to recognize employee contributions

09/23/2019
Every day at work ought to be Thanksgiving Day, according to Karl Ahlrichs, senior consultant for employee benefits at Gregory & Appel Insurance in Indianapolis. He offers these suggestions for inexpensively thanking employees for their efforts.

DOL opinion letters address FMLA, FLSA, CCPA

09/23/2019
The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recently issued three opinion letters addressing employer-submitted questions about the FMLA, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Consumer Credit Protection Act.

HDHPs can cover more preventive services

09/19/2019
With certain exceptions, HDHPs can’t start reimbursing employees until they meet those high deductibles. The IRS recently added to the exceptions for preventive services.

In the Payroll Mailbag: October ’19

09/19/2019
How voluntary is a voluntary wage assignment? … O’Dowd, O Dowd or O-Dowd?

DOL nods to one-duty rule for highly compensated employees

09/19/2019
The Department of Labor has concluded in an opinion letter to an inquiring employer that paralegals who earn $100,000 or more could qualify for the administrative exemption, if they performed one duty of an exempt administrator.