Commuter benefits are fringe benefits that allow employees to set aside pretax money to pay for work-related transportation costs. Generally, for employees to use the benefit, their employer must set up a commuter, or transportation, benefits plan that meets the requirements of Section 132(f) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Should I Offer Commuter Benefits?
In 2018, the Department of Labor issued an opinion letter in response to a query regarding whether certain lump-sum payments are considered earnings under Title III of the Consumer Credit Protection Act, which limits the amount an employer can deduct from an employee’s wages for child and alimony support plus other wage garnishments. The CCPA […]
Executive, administrative and professional employees who meet the Fair Labor Standard Act’s job duties and salary basis criteria are exempt from the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime pay provisions. Per the FLSA, these employees must be paid no less than $455 per week on a salary basis. However, the following positions may be exempt from […]
Hurricanes, storms, tornadoes, blizzards, floods and other weather-related disasters can cause inclement weather closures. But even if one of these calamities causes your business to close, your employees must still be paid on their next regularly scheduled payday if they did any work during the pay period. To ensure accurate payment, you’ll need to take […]
Payroll laws for nonprofit organizations can be challenging, as they require dealing with special provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which is administered by the DOL, and the federal tax code, which is governed by the IRS. FLSA Coverage for Nonprofits The FLSA’s minimum wage, overtime, record-keeping and child labor laws cover employees […]