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...

Guard against punishing FLSA whistle-blowers

  • October 17, 2010

The Fair Labor Standards Act makes it illegal to punish an employee who reports violations, real or perceived, to the U.S. Department of Labor. If you learn about such...