On July 17, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) department released an updated version of the Form I-9. The new version of the form has several subtle changes, includes a rewording and renumbering of the list of acceptable documents.
Georgia legislators recently passed a new kin care law [S.B. 201, L.2017] that allows eligible employees to use up to five paid sick leave days per calendar year to care for immediate family members. Under the new law, immediate family members include children, spouses, parents, grandparents, grandchildren, and any person identified on the employee’s most […]
Earlier this year, the Department of Labor announced it will be raising the salary threshold for overtime exempt employees. Under the new ruling, employees must earn a minimum of $47,476 per year or $913 a week. This is a significant jump from the previous threshold of $23,660 per year or $455 per week.
On November 22, 2016, the Department of U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new version of the I-9 Form. This announcement is long expected as the previous version expired on March 31, 2016.
When it comes to employment compliance, the Form I-9 is very important. This is the form used to verify your employees’ work eligibility status. By not correctly following the Form I-9 compliance guidelines, employers risk paying hefty fines and penalties for each violation.
When it comes to maintaining a successful business, it is very important for you to keep a positive relationship with your employees. These individuals are the lifeline that helps run your company. What can you as an employer do to keep your staff happy enough to remain employed with your company? The answer is easy, […]
You will soon see big changes to who in your company qualifies for overtime exemption. The Department of Labor is updating the Fair Labor Standards Act that will drastically change the overtime rules for salaried employees.
The IRS is cracking down on employers who offer a medical reimbursement plan to employees enrolled in individual (non-group) health plans. Don’t let your business fall victim to costly ACA penalties. Read through our tips to learn how you can help your business stay compliant with the new healthcare laws and regulations.
Whether you are writing an employee handbook for the first time or simply updating your current one, it always seems like a daunting task. What do you include? Are you supposed to outline every detail of your company’s policies and procedures? What if you forget something?
As business owners, we try to keep things as simple as possible. We start out tracking the hours of our three or four employees on a clipboard hanging up in the back, or maybe just by their scheduled hours in a spreadsheet. However, now we have 20 employees, and it has become a constant headache […]