Employee or independent contractor?
Are you playing a dangerous game? Or just in the dark on this potential HR disaster?
“Of course my independent contractors aren’t employees”… at least that’s what FedEx, GrubHub, and All Star Staffing said before they had to pay millions in back pay, penalties, fines, and legal fees.
Regardless of the situation, it’s time to get clear on the rules…
STAY ON TOP OF CHANGES AND TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR PAYROLL IN 2017
Are you ready for 2017?
Better yet, is your businesses payroll ready for 2017?
There are a couple key changes that take effect this year… new hire paperwork, ACA rules, and potential DOL overtime rules… these changes will likely have an impact on your business.
You have 3 employees lined up to see you, a looming deadline, and payroll is tomorrow…
Today business owners and managers wear multiple hats. Days are filled with deadlines and meetings… and well, more meetings.
And while this can be stressful, the truth is… you can outsource a lot of your work.
The I-9 employment verification form was updated on 11/14/2016. The USCIS deadline for the new form is 1/22/17. I-9s submitted with the old form after the 1/22/17 date will be considered out of compliance and could subject you to fines and penalties.
Here’s a link to the new form
If you’re a business owner, you’ve most likely already heard the good news…
The minimum wage for exempt employees didn’t go up on December 1, 2016. Because on November 22, 2016, a federal judge granted an emergency preliminary injunction blocking the new Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime Final Rule.
So, what does this mean for business owners and employees?
We’ve all been there…
You just made a world class hire. The kind that gets the whole team excited. Now it’s time to cement the hire and make a great first impression. And I’m not just talking about the cool work space and unlimited snacks in the kitchen.
You want your new first round draft choice to make it through day one with the same enthusiasm they showed in the interview. This means smooth sailing through the on boarding process.
Of course, what it really means is deftly maneuvering the small mountain of new hire and benefits paperwork that faces every new employee. This comes in the form of legal requirements, including federal and state forms, handbooks, company policies, and job descriptions.