Fringe benefits: Watch your P’s and Q’s

  • January 03, 2010

As an owner of the company, you’re probably entitled to your fair share of perks (p’s) and qualified benefits (q’s). Generally, the perks you receive,...

Pension Protection Act of 2006

  • January 02, 2010

HR Law 101: The Pension Protection Act of 2006 allows employers to more easily move employees from defined benefit plans to defined contribution plans. It also...

Same job, different pay: Is that legal?

  • November 23, 2009

Q. We have two employees who have the same job title, job description and functions. We pay one a flat salary ($120,000). We pay the other a base salary plus a fixed...

No joint employer liability under ERISA

  • October 18, 2009

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) requires employers to follow the terms of their collective bargaining agreements when they contribute to employee...

Reduced hours and WARN: Are we liable?

  • August 02, 2009

Q. Due to the poor economy, we recently cut one of our manufacturing shift’s hours by 60%. This will continue indefinitely. We gave the affected employees two...

Does North Carolina have a mini-COBRA law?

  • May 07, 2009

Q. Our company employs fewer than 20 employees, so federal COBRA does not apply to us. Is there a state law that allows continued health care coverage following...