The price of Wage and Hour violations just went up

Just this last Thursday I listed some of the top FLSA issues for 2018. It turns out that as of January 2, 2018, the costs of those violations have gone up. Published in the Federal Register The USDOL is required to annually update, due to inflation, the penalties it assesses for violations of regulations. Published …

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Do you know the penalties for improperly classifying employees as Independent Contractors?

I gave a presentation the other day, on behalf of ComplyRight,  on how companies can incorrectly classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees. Many companies think that using independent contractors is a prudent way of doing business. It reduces an employer’s liabilities, keeps costs down and provides greater flexibility than might be achieved by …

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Did you know giving money for healthcare is illegal for small businesses?

Did you know there is a little known provision of the Affordable Care Act makes it illegal for employers with fewer than 50 employees to give them money to buy healthcare? Yes, those situations where a small business doesn’t have health insurance coverage but offers their employees some money so they can go to the …

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Want to get your employees into Obamacare? Think again says the IRS

When the PPACA, now abbreviated as the ACA and also known as Obamacare, first came out companies started to determine if there was a possible way to minimize the “hassle” factor. They wanted to try to save money and avoid penalties. This was especially true for smaller companies who had just enough employees to make …

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Under 50 Employees? Think you are safe from the ACA? Maybe not!

The Affordable Care Act (also known as the PPACA or Obama Care) goes “live” on January 1, 2014, although aspects of it are effective now. The law requires that “large” employers with 50 or more employees must provide health coverage or pay a penalty. This has been described as “Play or Pay”. (BTW, this is …

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