US Department of Labor announced on 9/24/19 a finalized rule increasing the earnings threshold necessary for employees to qualify as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) minimum wage and overtime pay requirements.
No-Match Letters, What To Do When You Receive One
Starting in March 2019, the Social Security Administration (SSA) began sending Social Security Number (SSN) no-match letters to employers for the first time in almost a decade. The SSA sends these letters upon discovery that the W-2 records submitted by the employer don’t match the records on file at the SSA. Employers don’t necessarily need
Don’t Wait to Audit Your Exempt Workforces
The U.S Department of Labor has proposed a new rule that would make over one million American workers eligible for overtime pay. While there is a long road ahead until the final ruling, employers should take steps to ensure they are prepared for this potential change. Employers should audit their exempt workforces to determine whether
Are you Falling for Phishing Scams?
Tax season is in full swing, and so are email scams. Chuck Rettig, IRS Commissioner notes “the holidays and tax season present great opportunities for scam artists to steal valuable information through fake e-mails”. Scammers will send emails that look like they’re coming from the IRS or business vendors and partners in the community. These
Leadership Tip: Should Resignations Be Immediately Accepted?
Employee resignations can be a trying, and at times confusing process for both employers and employees especially when handling unemployment claims. A particularly complicated piece of this process occurs when an employee’s resignation is accepted immediately. This means that an employee has resigned and given their notice, however their employer accepts the resignation immediately. This
Have Questions About Paid Family and Medical Leave?
Recently, the IRS released Notice 2018-71 which provides an in-depth Q & A on the employer tax credit for paid family and medical leave. The tax credit applies for both 2018 and 2019 tax years. The topics within this Q & A are: Eligible Employers Family and medical leave Minimum paid requirements Calculating and claiming the
Are You Paying Your Summer Interns Correctly?
If it’s summer, it’s not only a needed break for students but a time for them to earn real-life work experience and learn more about the world awaiting them after their studies are complete. As an employer, there are many things to keep in mind if you are bringing on interns into your organization. The
What is a PEO?
If you’re asking this question, you will be excited to know that DecisionHR has the answer to this and so much more. A PEO is a professional employer organization that takes over the administrative tasks of your workers’ compensation, payroll, employee benefits, and human resources management. Basically, a PEO will save you time and money so
Wrapping up 2017 – Updates and Reminders
It’s been a wonderful year here at DecisionHR and we want to make sure you have all the information you need to close out the year efficiently and smoothly. We’re here to provide a quick checklist for you that details all the activities and dates you should be aware of as we wrap up 2017.
Hurricane Harvey, Irma, What’s Next? It’s Time to Know the Labor Laws
When a hurricane, earthquake, flood, fire or any other emergencies occur, numerous employment laws are implemented to protect your business. It’s crucial that you follow the Fair Labor Standard Act after any natural disaster, especially storms like Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. DecisionHR wants to ensure that your business is staying compliant during these devastating