One of the advantages of running your own business is being able to manage the money coming in, and the expenses going out. But, unless your company has big capital expenses such as equipment, vehicles, computers and such, you may find yourself looking for ways to shield what your business earns from taxes. A 401K [...]
Pay Equity Translated for the Common Employer Equal Pay Laws are often overlooked and ignored by good people, who think they’re treating employees fairly. The reality of employer compliance is really much more complex. Across the United States, there are 24 different types of legal provisions on Equal Pay that establish the who, what, when, [...]
What's at Stake without A Covid Response Plan? More than ever, how you treat your employees during a time of challenge as disruptive as COVID will follow you and impact employer reputation. The fundamental question all employers must be able to ask themselves when recruiting for new talent is “Why would someone want to work [...]
During COVID there are absolutely disruptions and hardship, but also incredible opportunities to reset and think differently. Instead of instinctively looking to fill key roles, focus on acquiring the skills you need to gain an edge over the competition. In late November 2019 Gartner was reporting that the top priority for HR leaders in 2020 [...]
On August 9, 2019, the Paid Family & Medical Leave (PMFL) insurance program was created to provide partially or fully compensated time away from work for employees who require Family, Medical or Safe leave. The law allows covered individuals to receive up to 12 weeks of paid time off to recover from serious illness, bond [...]
On May 15, 2020, the State of Oregon will require all private-sector employers with one (1) or more employees (based in Oregon) to participate in the OregonSaves program. Open to everyone, the state-run retirement program is intended to make it easier for workers in Oregon to save for retirement by contributing a portion of their [...]
Each company has their own reasoning behind wanting their workers to use up their Paid Time Off, (PTO) but can they actually force you to take your vacation time?
Each time a new labor law is passed or rule approved, there’s typically some ominous warning from the Department of Labor about the dramatic $10k fines as a consequences of inaction or not remaining current. Could that really happen?
While wage and hour law requires that employees are paid for all time that they are 'suffered or permitted' to work, the question here is whether his attempt to go to a cancelled meeting would count.
Most people define a work week as the hours of operation of a business, often starting at 8am on Monday and ending on 5pm Friday. There is a bit more to it than that, and it's necessary to ensure compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by establishing an actual workweek.