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DOL Recovers $224,113 in Back Wages for Electricians

DOL Recovers $224,113 in Back Wages for Electricians

A recent intervention by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) highlights the critical need for employers to comply with federal wage regulations, particularly concerning workers on federally funded projects. The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division secured $224,113 in lost...

DOL Aims for April 2024 Release of White-Collar Exemption Final Rule

DOL Aims for April 2024 Release of White-Collar Exemption Final Rule

By Justin R. Barnes, Jeffrey W. Brecher & Lisa A. Milam with Jackson Lewis P.C. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled its semi-annual regulatory agenda on December 6, 2023, which sets an April 2024 date for the release of the agency’s anticipated final rule...

EEOC Sues Transportation Company for Disability Discrimination

EEOC Sues Transportation Company for Disability Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has taken legal action against a logistics and specialty hauling company, for violating federal law by rescinding a job offer to a truck driver applicant due to his past history of back pain.  Asure’s HR experts...

401(k) Plans and Employee Happiness: A Win-Win for Small Businesses

401(k) Plans and Employee Happiness: A Win-Win for Small Businesses

In the competitive landscape of talent acquisition and retention, small businesses are discovering that offering 401(k) plans is not just a financial decision but a strategic move that contributes to a positive work environment and enhances overall employee...

Factoring: A Cash Flow Solution for Receivables-Heavy Businesses

Factoring: A Cash Flow Solution for Receivables-Heavy Businesses

Small businesses that deal with heavy accounts receivables often face cash flow challenges. Factoring is a specialized financing solution tailored to address these challenges. In this article, we will explore the unique advantages and considerations associated with...

DOL Fines Restaurant $66,529 for Unpaid Tips and Liquidated Damages

DOL Fines Restaurant $66,529 for Unpaid Tips and Liquidated Damages

A recent investigation by the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division revealed stark violations of tip pool requirements at a restaurant in Los Angeles, California. The restaurant allowed a manager to partake in tip pooling, retaining more than $28,000 in...

Healthcare Business Fined $95,074 For FLSA Violations

Healthcare Business Fined $95,074 For FLSA Violations

A recent ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan has mandated that a healthcare business and its owner pay a sum of $95,074 in back wages, liquidated damages, and interest to 34 workers. The order stems from an investigation conducted by...

Monitoring ACA Compliance Year-by-Year: A Vital Business Practice

Monitoring ACA Compliance Year-by-Year: A Vital Business Practice

Maintaining compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is not a static task but a dynamic one that evolves year by year, especially as your business grows and changes. This article delves into the importance of assessing your ACA compliance status annually and...

Why Small Businesses Should Consider On-Demand Pay Solutions

Why Small Businesses Should Consider On-Demand Pay Solutions

In the ever-evolving landscape of employee benefits and compensation, small businesses are continually seeking innovative solutions to attract and retain top talent. One such solution gaining traction is on-demand pay, a transformative concept that goes beyond...

DOL Fines Contractor $360,000 for Wage And Retaliation Violations

DOL Fines Contractor $360,000 for Wage And Retaliation Violations

A recent case brought by the Department of Labor serves as a stark reminder to Business owners regarding the severe consequences of violating employment laws. A framing contractor, faced significant penalties totaling $360,000 due to wage and retaliation violations...

Attracting Investors: Navigating Equity Financing for Small Businesses

Attracting Investors: Navigating Equity Financing for Small Businesses

Securing essential capital is a constant challenge for small business owners. Equity financing can be a game-changing solution. In this article, we'll guide small business owners on how to attract investors, navigate the legal considerations involved, and structure...

Contractor Pays $43,901 to Settle Retaliation Case for FLSA Violations

Contractor Pays $43,901 to Settle Retaliation Case for FLSA Violations

Recently, a construction contractor, faced significant penalties after an investigation by the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) revealed unlawful termination of an employee. The incident occurred in March 2023 at the company's site in...

When to Conduct a Performance Review

When to Conduct a Performance Review

Annual performance reviews are a crucial component of employee development and organizational success. They provide an opportunity for HR managers to assess individual contributions, set goals, and foster open communication. However, determining the right time to...

The Impact of Earned Wage Access on Employee Productivity

The Impact of Earned Wage Access on Employee Productivity

In the fast-paced world of business, where the well-being and productivity of employees are paramount, innovative solutions are constantly sought. One such solution gaining prominence is earned wage access (EWA), a revolutionary concept reshaping traditional payroll...

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