News & Announcements
Final regulations on the fees imposed by the Affordable Care Act on issuers of certain health insurance policies and plan sponsors of certain self-insured health plans have been issued by the Internal Revenue Service.
The Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Labor have launched a new website to help states offer Self-Employment Assistance programs to those looking to create jobs in their communities.
The majority of Bring Your Own Device employees are not properly disposing of or wiping corporate information from personal devices when upgrading to the latest tablets and smartphones, according to a Harris Interactive survey conducted on behalf of mobile device consultant Fiberlink.
The Fair Labor Standards Act does not require payment for time not worked, such as vacations or holidays (federal or otherwise); these benefits are generally a matter of agreement between an employer and an employee (or the employee's representative), the U.S. Dept. of Labor says. If the holiday is worked, premium pay is not required unless the employee has actually worked over 40 hours in the designated workweek.
The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against a Wyoming-based broadcasting company and its owner, alleging willful violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping provisions. The DOL investigation found that six employees were paid fixed salaries without regard to the number of hours worked or to the overtime compensation required for hours worked beyond 40 per workweek. In some cases, monthly salaries failed to compensate employees at the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. The company also failed to maintain records required by the FLSA.