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Is the Minimum Wage Going Up in 2020?

Posted by Haley Crum on Jan 14, 2020 10:00:00 AM

The federal minimum wage has been set at $7.25 since 2009. But is minimum wage going up this year after holding firm for over a decade? We’ve heard a lot about wage stagnation in the media lately. It’s part of presidential candidate stump speeches. It’s part of social commentary as movements like “Fight for $15” gain global notoriety. It’s part of state government and Congressional debates. And it’s part of corporate conversations as companies decide how to balance profits, labor and resources.

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Topics: minimum wage

The W-4 Gets a Makeover after 30+ Years

Posted by Dana Spinello, CPA on Dec 19, 2019 10:00:30 AM

 

The last major redesign of the Form W-4 occurred in 1987 – over 30 years ago.  When updates became necessary due to changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the I.R.S. used the opportunity to overhaul the form and address ongoing concerns about its complexity and inaccurate withholding results.

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Topics: Human Resources, new W-4 form

[Webinar] Are You Ready for the New DOL Ruling?

Posted by Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP on Nov 14, 2019 9:30:00 AM

You are cordially invited to join FrankCrum for our free ongoing webinar series, which provides great tips for better business practices. This is your invitation to attend our next webinar, "Are You Ready for the New DOL Ruling?"

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Topics: Webinar

2019 Holiday Hiring Guidance for Employers

Posted by Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP on Nov 11, 2019 10:09:45 AM

‘Tis the season for holiday hiring. As retailers prepare for Thanksgiving and Christmas, many have already staffed up this season, and others have “now hiring” signs in the windows. While many employers hire seasonal workers, not all may be fully aware of the regulations surrounding such employment.

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Topics: Hiring

How Sleepiness Contributes to Accidents in the Workplace

Posted by Greg Andress on Oct 31, 2019 9:00:00 AM

It goes without saying that tired employees are less effective at work, but in some cases, excessive sleepiness is downright dangerous. No matter the industry, sleepiness can cause injuries to occur in the workplace because of additional errors, slower reaction time and poor judgement. Injuries in the workplace can also occur when someone believes they are able to handle important tasks, even though they’re not.

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Topics: workplace safety

3 Ways Employers Should Prepare for New DOL Overtime Rule

Posted by Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP on Oct 29, 2019 9:00:00 AM

As you probably know by now, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced their final rule for the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations for white-collar overtime exemptions. The new ruling makes 1.3 Million more Americans eligible for overtime pay. Beginning January 1, 2020, the minimum salary level for an exempt status employee is moving to $684 per week or $35,568 per year (up from the current $455 per week or $23,660 per year).

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Topics: dol overtime rule

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