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What You Need to Know About the USERRA Military Leave Policy

Hiring military members can be beneficial to your business. Service members are loyal and productive. They are intuitive decision makers and likely have leadership skills. They receive skills training from the military.

But, what happens when an employee must take time off for military service? You must follow the USERRA military leave policy.

Learn About FLSA Rules Before Making Summer Jobs for Teens

Before you add a teenager to your payroll for summer or after-school work, do your homework first. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets regulations on jobs for teens and children on payroll.

FLSA rules for hiring teens

FLSA regulations determine when teens can work and what jobs they can do. FLSA rules divide up the jobs and hours by age group.

Payroll Recordkeeping for Your Seasonal Business

As a seasonal small business owner, you probably have a lot of employee turnover. Employees leave at the end of your busy season, and they might not return next year.

You have payroll recordkeeping obligations for both current employees and former employees. Below are your payroll record retention requirements.

Payroll and Hiring Advantages of Being a Seasonal Employer

Do you only run your business during part of the year? Or, do you have most of your employees during peak sales seasons? If you answered “yes” to one or both of those questions, it sounds like you are a seasonal employer.

Hiring is different for seasonal employers than it is for full-time employers. You only need employees for a short time. You also need to recruit employees every year before your open season. Being a seasonal employer comes with a set of challenges and benefits.    

New DOL Overtime Rule Announced. How Will it Affect Your Business?

A new law is here, expanding overtime pay to 4.2 million exempt workers. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) passed the new overtime law on May 18, 2016, that changes the white-collar exemption and who can receive overtime.

5 Steps to Creating an Internship Program that Rocks

Interns can be an incredible resource to small businesses when chosen and trained correctly. They are usually smart, enthusiastic, and eager to assist you in the day-to-day running of the company. Here are five steps to creating an internship program that works for you, and your interns.

Seasonal Employment Laws You Must Follow

If you have seasonal employees, there are employment laws that you must follow. Seasonal employment laws apply if you run a seasonal business or if you hire more employees during peak seasons.

Seasonal employment laws

The seasonal employment laws are the same as the employment laws you must follow for permanent employees. Below are the seasonal labor laws you must follow.

Paid vs. Unpaid Internships: What Are the Risks?

Offering internships can be a great way to partner with your local university to train future leaders in your field. But there’s a point of contention … paid vs. unpaid internships. So, if you’re using unpaid interns instead of putting them on your payroll, you may be running afoul of the law.

The biggest offenders are for-profit businesses, as the laws generally do not apply to not-for-profit organizations.

Traditionally, even an unpaid internship has appealed to students because, in addition to being a valuable learning experience, it can often lead to a “real job.” However, internship compensation has become a matter for the court system.

10 Tips for Hiring Your Child

Hiring your child is a perk of being a small business owner. You can teach your child about your business and work ethic while gaining extra hands to get tasks done.

There are other benefits to hiring your child. For example, you can deduct your child’s wages as a business expense. However, the IRS is suspicious of business deductions for wages paid to children. Hiring your children is only beneficial if you do it correctly.

Here are 10 tips to hire your child the right way.

How to Handle Tax Withholding for Children on Payroll

Employers often have minors on their payroll. Children might work for you during the summer or after school. There are some important things you must remember when you hire children, such as child labor laws. You must also remember to withhold taxes from the wages of children on payroll.

What You Need to Know About the USERRA Military Leave Policy

Hiring military members can be beneficial to your business. Service members are loyal and productive. They are intuitive decision makers and likely have leadership skills. They receive skills training from the military.

But, what happens when an employee must take time off for military service? You must follow the USERRA military leave policy.

Learn About FLSA Rules Before Making Summer Jobs for Teens

Before you add a teenager to your payroll for summer or after-school work, do your homework first. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets regulations on jobs for teens and children on payroll.

FLSA rules for hiring teens

FLSA regulations determine when teens can work and what jobs they can do. FLSA rules divide up the jobs and hours by age group.

Payroll Recordkeeping for Your Seasonal Business

As a seasonal small business owner, you probably have a lot of employee turnover. Employees leave at the end of your busy season, and they might not return next year.

You have payroll recordkeeping obligations for both current employees and former employees. Below are your payroll record retention requirements.

Payroll and Hiring Advantages of Being a Seasonal Employer

Do you only run your business during part of the year? Or, do you have most of your employees during peak sales seasons? If you answered “yes” to one or both of those questions, it sounds like you are a seasonal employer.

Hiring is different for seasonal employers than it is for full-time employers. You only need employees for a short time. You also need to recruit employees every year before your open season. Being a seasonal employer comes with a set of challenges and benefits.    

New DOL Overtime Rule Announced. How Will it Affect Your Business?

A new law is here, expanding overtime pay to 4.2 million exempt workers. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) passed the new overtime law on May 18, 2016, that changes the white-collar exemption and who can receive overtime.

5 Steps to Creating an Internship Program that Rocks

Interns can be an incredible resource to small businesses when chosen and trained correctly. They are usually smart, enthusiastic, and eager to assist you in the day-to-day running of the company. Here are five steps to creating an internship program that works for you, and your interns.

Seasonal Employment Laws You Must Follow

If you have seasonal employees, there are employment laws that you must follow. Seasonal employment laws apply if you run a seasonal business or if you hire more employees during peak seasons.

Seasonal employment laws

The seasonal employment laws are the same as the employment laws you must follow for permanent employees. Below are the seasonal labor laws you must follow.

Paid vs. Unpaid Internships: What Are the Risks?

Offering internships can be a great way to partner with your local university to train future leaders in your field. But there’s a point of contention … paid vs. unpaid internships. So, if you’re using unpaid interns instead of putting them on your payroll, you may be running afoul of the law.

The biggest offenders are for-profit businesses, as the laws generally do not apply to not-for-profit organizations.

Traditionally, even an unpaid internship has appealed to students because, in addition to being a valuable learning experience, it can often lead to a “real job.” However, internship compensation has become a matter for the court system.

10 Tips for Hiring Your Child

Hiring your child is a perk of being a small business owner. You can teach your child about your business and work ethic while gaining extra hands to get tasks done.

There are other benefits to hiring your child. For example, you can deduct your child’s wages as a business expense. However, the IRS is suspicious of business deductions for wages paid to children. Hiring your children is only beneficial if you do it correctly.

Here are 10 tips to hire your child the right way.

How to Handle Tax Withholding for Children on Payroll

Employers often have minors on their payroll. Children might work for you during the summer or after school. There are some important things you must remember when you hire children, such as child labor laws. You must also remember to withhold taxes from the wages of children on payroll.