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Category: Department of Labor

A Health Insurance Alternative for Small Businesses

Posted on 25 Jun 2018

Small businesses and self-employed workers may have caught a break. Is that a band of angels singing hallelujah? Last week the Department of Labor finalized the expansion of Association Health Plans (AHPs). And you may be asking, “what are Association Health Plans?” According to the Department of Labor,  AHPs “are group health plans that employer […]
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Posted in: Chronotek Tips, Department of Labor, Features-Hot Topics,

How to Be Safe in the Summer Heat According to OSHA

Posted on 21 Jun 2018

Today is the first day of Summer and in many parts of the country, especially the South and Southeast, it’s a scorcher. We want to pass along some advice to the thousands of remote employees who use our mobile timekeeping system to clock in and out who do work outside. These landscapers, painters, construction tradesmen, […]
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Posted in: Chronotek Tips, Department of Labor, Seasonal Messages,

#7 Business Pitfall to Avoid: Miscalculating California Overtime

Posted on 06 Feb 2018

It’s been said that “as California goes, so goes the country.” This certainly seems true with culture, but California is relatively unique in one aspect: its overtime laws. While most states enforce overtime pay of 1.5 times regular pay for weekly hours over 40, California overtime has extra layers, like a Mission Burrito. These extra […]
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Posted in: Automated Reports, Department of Labor, FLSA, Overtime,

#6 Business Pitfall to Avoid: Overtime Lawsuits

Posted on 25 Jan 2018

32,900 results in .31 seconds. I did a Google news search on “overtime lawsuits” and that’s how many hits the Google machine returned faster than I can type “holy moly”. Businesses are being sued at an alarming rate for failing to properly pay overtime. Between 2000 and 2015, wage and labor dispute lawsuits skyrocketed by […]
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Posted in: Automated Reports, Department of Labor, FLSA, Overtime,

#2 Business Pitfall to Avoid: Not Paying Required Travel Time

Posted on 11 Dec 2017

If your remote, hourly employees travel from job site to job site and you don’t pay travel time, we need to have a talk. You may be unaware that this travel time is required pay by the U.S. Department of Labor.  According to its website, “Time spent traveling during normal work hours is considered compensable […]
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Posted in: Call-In System, Department of Labor, Job Budgets, Mobile App, Time Card App, Travel Time and Mileage,

Speed Up Payday with Hassle-free, Automated Drive Time and Mileage

Posted on 15 Mar 2017

You look at the scattered piles of employee handwritten timesheets on your desk and panic begins to set in.  You have to get payroll turned in tomorrow.  The law requires that these employees be paid for their travel time, but tracking it all is a logistical nightmare.  It might surprise you to know, our research […]
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Posted in: Department of Labor, Features-Hot Topics, FLSA, Small Business, Travel Time and Mileage,

Surprise Announcement About New FLSA Rule

Posted on 29 Nov 2016

June of this year we posted about the new overtime rule in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that was scheduled to take effect on December 1. The new rule would have impacted more than 4.2 million Americans by raising the exempt salary threshold to $47,476.  In a surprise announcement last Tuesday, November 22, 2016, […]
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Posted in: Department of Labor, FLSA, General Interests, Small Business, Timekeeping News, Uncategorized,

New Overtime Rules – Don’t Panic

Posted on 30 Jun 2016

The Department of Labor is affecting business owners in a big way.  We are privileged to have this detailed explanation from Matt Lapointe, a business lawyer with Wetherington Hamilton, P.A. in downtown Tampa, www.whhlaw.com.  Matt advises business owners on regulatory compliance, financing, contracts and many other areas.      NEW OVERTIME RULES DON’T PANIC – […]
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Posted in: Department of Labor, FLSA, General Interests, Small Business, Timekeeping News,

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