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DOL issues final tip credit rule

11/04/2021
A new final rule from the DOL prohibits employers from paying tipped workers a sub-minimum wage if they perform non-tip-producing work more than 20% of the time.

Amazon’s leave fiasco could trigger worker skepticism

10/28/2021
Amazon got lots of public heat last week after a New York Times report detailed major glitches in the company’s handling of employees’ paid and unpaid leave. The result: Paycheck errors shortchanged workers at nearly 180 Amazon locations for years.

Pay some teleworkers less based on location?

08/26/2021
It may be time to rethink how much you pay remote employees. Some large employers already have. If you are considering adjusting your compensation strategy for remote employees, expect backlash. Two tactics will make it easier to weather the criticism.

Welcome to our three-hurricane Friday wrap

08/20/2021
Let’s talk FIRE system improvements, new employer guidance from OSHA, new per diem rates and more.

Do your obligations follow digital nomads?

06/17/2021
Many employees who worked remotely through the pandemic will soon begin returning to work in person this fall. Before then, however, many of your pandemic teleworkers are likely planning to hit the road this summer—and taking their laptops with them as they can continue to work remotely from some location away from home. Here’s what to consider before giving them the green light.

Friday wrap: Child tax credit, new collection procedure, IRS webinars and more

06/11/2021
Here’s our first, official June Friday wrap. Read it and then go to the beach.

Consider paying back employees’ PPE costs

06/10/2021
Responding to the coronavirus pandemic added unexpected line items to many employers’ budgets. But what about expenses employees incurred? If you required employees to wear masks, face shields or other personal protective equipment, you should consider reimbursing them.

Monday mashup: Draft Form 941, Biden budget and other good stuff

06/07/2021
It’s an old government trick—dump stuff on a Friday afternoon, especially during the summer (and most especially during this summer), when our attention is elsewhere. Mondays, of course, are the day we sort it out.

Consider new perk: Student-loan repayment

05/27/2021
A little-known provision in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, signed last December, lets employers offer student-loan repayment as a benefit. This may help attract job applicants who see the value of paying down their student debt.

Afraid you’ll miss payroll? Here’s what to do

05/27/2021
Failing to pay employees what you owe them, on time, is certain to cause legal trouble. Not only do many states have strict rules about when employers must pay wages due, the U.S. Department of Labor aggressively goes after employers that don’t pay workers on time.