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5 Interview Questions to Avoid

March 15th, 2019 4:30 pm

The Civil Rights Act forbids employers from discriminating against employees and job applicants based on their race, color, sex, national origin and religion. Asking questions related to those (and other) protected classes may be a blatant violation of the law or, at the very least, could be unethical or unwise. Here are five of these […]

Who Is Excluded From the FLSA’s Minimum Salary Requirements?

February 16th, 2019 10:55 am

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 […]

Inclement Weather and Your Payroll Obligations

January 15th, 2019 2:27 pm

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 […]

Unemployment Claims and How to Handle Them

December 5th, 2018 9:29 am

Unemployment claim benefits are provided through a federal-state unemployment program, which is funded largely by federal and state taxes imposed on employers. The Internal Revenue Service enforces federal unemployment tax laws. The state unemployment agency oversees state unemployment tax as well as the determination and disbursement of unemployment benefits. When an employee files a claim […]

Federal Payroll Laws for Nonprofit Organizations

November 2nd, 2018 10:45 am

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 […]