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Violations of FSLA Cost Employers

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour laws generally require employers to pay employees a minimum hourly wage and overtime for working more than 40 hours a week. These statutes also classify workers who are required to receive overtime pay. Cases in which hourly employees claim they were not paid properly,… Read more »



Meal Periods in California

Employers need to provide employees with meal periods. Not only should we provide them with a written policy to follow, we should meet with them and explain the policy. Getting it right is a shared responsibility of both the employer and the employees. You are creating the working relationship both side will benefit from understanding their… Read more »


Tax Credits for Employers

As the economy heats up, so does the demand and competition for talent. There are a couple of programs employers can take advantage of and get tax credits as well as adding talent to their workforce. Need help finding the talent Your local Employment Development Department has a Veterans Rep that can help you find qualified veteran. This… Read more »


Common 401k Mistakes

Here is a quick list of mistakes that employers make on their 401k plans. COMMON COMPLIANCE ERRORS This list, along with more detailed information on examination trends located on the IRS website can be used by plan sponsors to identify compliance risks in their own plans. Missing plan document amendments Not using the plan’s definition… Read more »



Healthcare cost in 2013

Here are some figures Buck Consultants put together after surveying 123 insurers and plan administrators nationwide: Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) costs are projected to increase 9.7% in the first half of 2013 High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) costs are expected rise 9.6% Point-of-Service (POS) plan costs are projected to increase 9.5%, and Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) costs are expected to… Read more »