An Overview of Federal and State Overtime Exemption Laws

An Overview of Federal and State Overtime Exemption Laws

On Sept. 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule increasing the salary threshold for executive, administrative and professional employees from $455 per week to $684 per week. These “white-collar” employees are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime pay provisions. The final rule took effect Jan. 1, 2020. What the … Read more

Are Your Employees Cross-Trained?

Are Your Employees Cross-Trained?

When employees quit or miss work for some reason, when layoffs become necessary, or even when it’s just a matter of busy season, cross-trained employees can step in to minimize disruption. Simply put, cross-training is about showing employees how to do each other’s jobs. Cross-Training Has No Industry Limits Even if you have only a … Read more

What Are Predictive Scheduling Laws?

What Are Predictive Scheduling Laws?

At times, you may want to suddenly change an hourly employee’s work schedule to better suit your business needs. However, several jurisdictions have enacted predictive scheduling laws to prevent certain employers from changing hourly employees’ schedules without giving advance notice. On Nov. 25, 2014, San Francisco passed the first predictive scheduling law, called ‘The Formula … Read more

Employee Retention Tax Credit Gets a Boost

Employee Retention Tax Credit Gets a Boost

The second relief bill, passed at the end of 2020, contains updates to the employee retention credit, a refundable payroll tax credit. Each option has its own rules and regulations for first- and second-round funding. The act changes some requirements for the ERC — retroactively and prospectively — giving businesses more options to claim it. … Read more