Wage and Hour Compliance

Why small companies need Human Resources

Employer need to have access to strong HR to protect its asset’s, and capital. Not only do they need a strategy for compliance but they need one for Talent. Not having Human Resources expertise leads to companies not being in compliance with employment law. Which exposes the organization to employment lawsuits, by mistakes in wage… Read more »


What Happens when the DOL Audits!

When a wage and hour investigation is initiated, the DOL sends a letter explaining the complaint and everything they want to look at. The key for the employer is to have everything they want ready for them. What is important to remember is that they can start down a path and change directions pretty quickly… Read more »



Avoiding Wage & Hour

The IRS, DOL ,and EEOC take aim at Employers for misclassification of individuals as independent contractors, or as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act. The agencies have discovered a easy revenue source. The Agencies have adopted a policy of strict enforcement, and employers have to make changes to their employment practices or pay penalties… Read more »


Employment Law Changes for 2014

Minimum Wage Increase and Resulting Salary Increase to Maintain Exempt-Employee Status (AB 10) The California minimum wage will increase to $9.00 per hour, effective July 1, 2014, and to $10.00 per hour effective January 1, 2016. A less-advertised consequence of this increase, however, is the impact it will have on the salary test for preserving… Read more »


Wage and Hour

The proliferation of wage and hour lawsuits is due in part to the attractive features of such cases to plaintiffs and, perhaps more importantly, their attorneys. First, prevailing plaintiffs in such cases are typically entitled to recover their attorneys’ fees and court costs. Second, a single lawsuit may include claims on behalf of numerous employees… Read more »

Posted on January 5, 2014 by Rick Rossignol


Employee Handbooks

Producing and distributing an employee handbook is one of the best ways to protect your business from employee lawsuits and clearly communicate your company policies. The absence of a formal employee handbook or company policy manual, or a poorly drafted handbook, puts your company at risk for costly lawsuits and fines. All employers should have… Read more »


Tips for Employers Who Outsource Payroll Duties

Many employers outsource their payroll and related tax duties to third-party payers such as payroll service providers and reporting agents. Reputable third-party payers can help employers streamline their business operations by collecting and timely depositing payroll taxes on the employer’s behalf and filing required payroll tax returns with state and federal authorities. Though most of… Read more »