FLSA Amendment Prohibits Employers from Retaining Tips, Allows Tip Pooling

A 2018 spending bill enacted on March 23, 2018, amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to: Prohibit employers from retaining employees’ tips, regardless of whether the tip credit is used; and Eliminate prior regulations that barred tip pooling when employers pay tipped employees at least the full FLSA minimum wage and do not claim … Continue reading FLSA Amendment Prohibits Employers from Retaining Tips, Allows Tip Pooling

DID YOU KNOW?

More than 60 percent of employee turnover is voluntary, according to a recent ADP Research Institute report. This report allows employers to understand the workplace characteristics that are most likely to lead to employee turnover. If you are experiencing high turnover, chances are you are experiencing high losses as well. It costs nearly 20 percent … Continue reading DID YOU KNOW?

How to Handle an ACA Penalty Letter

The IRS has begun issuing letters to employers who are not offering health coverage to full-time employees. Under the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared responsibility rule, applicable large employers must provide affordable health coverage to full-time employees or face stiff penalties. There are two key provisions to the ACA’s employer shared responsibility rule that … Continue reading How to Handle an ACA Penalty Letter

Compensable Time: What You Need to Know

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay their employees for all hours they are “suffered or permitted to work.” These hours are known as “work hours” or compensable time. What is compensable time? Compensable time includes all hours during which an individual is actually performing productive work and all hours an employee … Continue reading Compensable Time: What You Need to Know

FBI Warns of Direct Deposit Phishing Attacks

The FBI warns that cyber criminals are posing as HR employees and using a phishing scam to get employees to provide the scammer with access to the company’s self-service payroll platform. When employees click on the link within the scammer’s email and provide the requested information, they unknowingly provide the scammer with their W-2 and … Continue reading FBI Warns of Direct Deposit Phishing Attacks