What Are All These Codes and Deductions on My Paycheck?
At some point in your life, you probably looked at your paycheck and said, “How is it possible that I make this much money, but I’m only taking home this much money?” Everyone understands that taxes are withheld from their paychecks, but many of the codes and deductions might as well be written in a […]
When Was the Last Time You Reviewed Your Employee Handbook?
When we meet with clients, it’s not uncommon for the client to mention a dispute with an employee about overtime, disability, health benefits and other issues. The first question we always ask is, “Is it covered in your employee handbook?” Unfortunately, many companies don’t realize that the employee handbook should be a priority until after […]
The Classification Conundrum: Employee or Independent Contractor?
Many employers, from large enterprises to small startups, don’t understand the distinction between an employee and an independent contractor as defined in the Fair Labor Standards Act. In some cases, workers are intentionally misclassified as independent contractors to save the employer money. When a worker is classified as an independent contractor instead of an employee, […]