Picking the Right Compensation Plan for Your Employees

Picking the Right Compensation Plan for Your Employees

It’s fantasy football season and leagues all around the country have held their drafts. In one type of draft each fantasy team starts out with a budget and bids on NFL players to build the best team with limited resources. This fantasy game parallels the real...
#7 Business Pitfall to Avoid: Miscalculating California Overtime

#7 Business Pitfall to Avoid: Miscalculating California Overtime

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...
#6 Business Pitfall to Avoid: Overtime Lawsuits

#6 Business Pitfall to Avoid: Overtime Lawsuits

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

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

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...
Surprise Announcement About New FLSA Rule

Surprise Announcement About New FLSA Rule

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...

New Overtime Rules – Don’t Panic

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...