Comp time: FLSA regulations

  • June 15, 2012

Awarding comp time for extra hours worked is a common strategy  that can backfire. The FLSA lays out strict rules for what basis can be used for awarding comp ...

Is there a grace period for paying overtime?

  • May 20, 2012

Q. We couldn’t obtain the amount of overtime one of our employees worked in time to include payment for those hours in the current payroll period. We understand...

FLSA retaliation: New DOL fact sheet

  • May 03, 2012

The DOL has a new fact sheet covering illegal retaliation against employees who complain about possible violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Reminder: The...

2012 FICA wage base, employee tax rate

  • October 19, 2011

The Social Security Administration has announced that the taxable wage base for the Social Security portion of FICA will increase to $110,100 in 2012. That’s a...

Do we have to pay for smoking breaks?

  • May 24, 2011

Q. We give employees a one-hour unpaid lunch break. We don’t provide additional paid breaks during the day. If an hourly employee also chooses to take short...