It's been more than 50 years since the Department of Labor updated the FLSA definition of regular rate of pay, but as of January 15, 2020, the FLSA has announced a final rule regarding which perks can be included in the regular rate of pay.
Depending on the industry, there can be a lot of blurred lines as to what the employer payment obligations are. To help you have a better idea of what these rules and exemptions are, we have compiled several scenarios in which you may or may not have to pay your employees. Keep reading to learn more and don't forget to check your state laws to ensure you're within their guidelines.
If you're an employer, you have likely given a new employee a handbook, requested them to read it, had them sign it, and then filed the signed document away. However, when is the last time you read the handbook yourself? If you can't remember, then it probably means it's time to update it. Why should you update your handbook if you abide by the same policies? While you may have a set of standards and rules set in your mind, the government is constantly changing the rules and regulations for employees and employers alike.
Being a business owner requires a great deal of time, dedication, and multi-tasking as you probably know. You may find yourself having to scramble to meet deadlines, but you don't want to get behind when it comes to the OSHA 300A form. Many people seem to be confused as to what is required of them, if they need to fill out this form, and the consequences of failure to post this form. We've found some of the most popular questions regarding 300A forms and answered them for you!
Within the workforce, it's typically understood that you should inform the necessary people if you won't be attending a meeting, or if you are intending to leave the organization. It's generally a rule of thumb to give at least two weeks' notice when exiting a position. However, times are changing, and some individuals prefer to use the method referred to as "ghosting" to leave behind their former obligations.