Many businesses have stated their plans to reduce employees hours to less than 30 hours per week as a way to take shelter from some of the new provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Is it possible that this cost saving strategy could violate federal law? This article gives some incite to the potential ramifications of this strategy.
The Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division has recently released a smart phone app that allows employees to track their hours on their phone. This allows them to be readily aware of whether or not they should be receiving over time and how much. In addition to putting this wage calculator in the employees hand (which isn’t a bad thing as employees deserve over time if they qualify for it), 20% of the app is dedicated to how to contact the department of labor if they have any questions. This give businesses one more reason to need to make sure they are fully compliant with all the current wage and hour rules and regulations. This is one of the great benefits of using a Professional Employer Organization, they assist business owners in keeping up with the ever changing laws to help protect them from potential financial hazards they may not know exist, and allow them to focus on growing their business.
Here come March Madness and here comes a slowdown in production. It is estimated that employers stand to lose more than $100 Million in lost wages during the first two days of the tournament alone. Extra strain on company servers from streaming games to interoffice banter about who has the best bracket. But is it all bad? Click here to find out: March Madness – http://www.hrmorning.com/march-madness-hr/