Ignoring the minimum wage is a big deal!

With all the talk about minimum wage and minimum salary, a company ignores at its own peril their obligation to pay people the proper hourly wage. So Life Time Fitness found out. They were ordered to pay Corporate-wide back wages of $476,329 due to 15,546 employees at locations in 26 states. They had to pay …

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Can you discipline an Exempt Employee?

As you might guess the very simple answer is “yes”, but going about this can causes many problems for employers. After all there is a prohibition against deducting from an exempt employee’s salary. If you do this incorrectly you may alter the exemption and make the employee eligible for overtime, which probably not the effect …

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Two things EVERY US employer should have done by January 1st

  I am hoping that after reading this you say to yourself  “Yep we are good.” If not then now you have an opportunity to make corrections. Payroll changes On October 30, 2013, the Social Security Administration (SSA) told us that the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security payroll tax was going …

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