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They said it couldn’t happen but listen to this….

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An employer decided he had enough with employees’ sloppy way of clocking in and out and manager’s inability to keep track of their employees, so they installed a fancy (read that as super expensive) computerized time and attendance program that the manufacturer guarante...

EEOC Wants Your Pay Information

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that starting March 2018, it will collect summary employee pay data from certain employers.  Now you may not think this is anything to worry about since you’re not affected by the annual EEO-1 Survey report, and...

Time is Running Out…Are You Ready for FLSA?

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Time is Running Out…Are You Ready for FLSA? FLSA changes are almost here and I can’t open my Inbox, read an article, or even run into someone where the topic doesn’t turn to the looming Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Changes deadline and the hope that will be saved at the last...

HOUSE PASSES BILL TO DELAY DATE THAT OVERTIME RULE TAKES EFFECT!

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Don’t be misled by headlines like this.  With the administration’s passion to get the FLSA Overtime Changes operational BEFORE the 2017, newly passed bills will be vetoed. We have been receiving telephone calls from several clients who are hoping that a situation like...

And the Stupid Firing Actions Just Keep On Happening….

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Although firing at-will (termination for no reason or cause) is legal in most cases, it’s not the smartest or safest way to go. Listen to one company’s $100,000 tale or woe. A business owner decided that “good old Joe” just didn’t fit in with his team and he wanted him gone. So...

Dealing With A Disruptive Employee is Easier Than You Think!

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How you react when faced with poor-performing or disruptive employees can make the difference between your team’s success and failure and can ultimately float or sink your chances as a management star. Unfortunately, too many managers simply don’t know how to connect with this...

Penalties from the USCIS are Going Up Aug 1, 2016

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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that as of August 1, 2016 the penalties for I-9 violations will increase 96% for mistakes or omissions on the Form I-9.  If you’ve ever experienced an I-9 forms audit, you know first-hand just how...

Violations Associated with Form I-9

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Penalties from the USCIS are Going Up Aug 1, 2016 Violations Associated with Form I-9 On May 4, 2016, USCIS published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register inviting public comment, for 60 days, on the proposed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee...

FLSA Changes are Here

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Ending two years of speculation the U.S. Department of Labor finally announced its final changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act federal overtime rules. Yes the FLSA Changes are here! Here are the basics you need to know now. The changes don’t go into effect until Dec. 1, 2016....

FLSA Final Rule Released

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FLSA FINAL RULE RELEASED Changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime Regulations are HERE! Today, the Department of Labor (DOL) released its final regulations making changes to overtime exempt requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Here are the key elements...