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  • Minnesota Wage Theft Law: New Employer Obligations You Can’t Ignore

    Most Minnesota employers accurately pay their employees. However, some purposely withhold wages from their employees. These employers are committing wage theft.

    According to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI), approximately 39,000 workers suffer from wage theft each year. And, businesses owe more than $11.9 million to workers because of it.

    To help prevent more wage theft cases from occurring, the state has established the Minnesota Wage Theft Law. Read on to learn more about this new law and your employer responsibilities.

    Ready or Not, the New Maine Paid Sick Leave Law Is Coming!

    With paid sick leave programs on the rise, more and more states are establishing new laws for employers.

    One state that has taken their law to the next level is Maine. Maine’s paid sick leave law boasts something that no other state can: paid leave for any reason.

    Read on to learn all about the new Maine paid sick leave law, including which employees are eligible and how much leave employees can earn and use.

    10 California Labor Laws Your Business Needs to Brush up On

    The Department of Labor (DOL) enforces more than 180 federal laws. These laws can vary depending on your business and employees. And, some states might have additional labor laws that business owners must follow.

    One state that has some unique regulations is California. Read on to learn about California labor laws and how they impact your business.

    Can You Pay That?! Federal and State Tipped Minimum Wage Rates

    Paying employees according to federal, state, or local minimum wage law is critical if you want to avoid breaking labor laws. However, employers in some industries can pay tipped employees a lower minimum wage and remain compliant. This is known as the tipped minimum wage. 

    PTO Payout Laws by State: Is Your Use-it-or-lose-it Policy Breaking the Rules?

    Deciding whether you want to provide paid time off (PTO) is something you need to do before you hire an employee. Offering PTO also requires you to craft a policy that explains how your business treats accrued time off. But, PTO payout laws by state may restrict whether you can establish a use-it-or-lose-it policy.

    How to Craft Your Employee Training Reimbursement Policy

    So, your hardworking employee wants to further their knowledge by going through a training program?

    A Detailed Overview of Federal, State, and Local Minimum Wage Law

    When it comes to setting employee salaries or wages, you can’t pay any amount you want. You must follow minimum wage law.

    Connecticut Paid Family Leave, Coming in 2021

    Connecticut is the most recent state to join the paid family leave states. Starting January 1, 2021, employers whose employees work in the state must begin handling Connecticut paid family leave contributions.

    Don’t Create Your Maternity Leave Policy Until You Understand Employee Rights

    At some point, one of your employees may need to take time off before and after giving birth. You must create and implement a maternity leave policy before that happens.

    But before you can establish your policy, familiarize yourself with and comply with maternity leave laws.

    Form 944 vs. 941: Which Should You File?

    If you’re an employer, you know the importance of depositing and reporting payroll taxes. The IRS requires that employers report taxes quarterly or annually on Form 941 or 944. What’s the difference between Form 944 vs. 941?

    Minnesota Wage Theft Law: New Employer Obligations You Can’t Ignore

    Most Minnesota employers accurately pay their employees. However, some purposely withhold wages from their employees. These employers are committing wage theft.

    According to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI), approximately 39,000 workers suffer from wage theft each year. And, businesses owe more than $11.9 million to workers because of it.

    To help prevent more wage theft cases from occurring, the state has established the Minnesota Wage Theft Law. Read on to learn more about this new law and your employer responsibilities.

    Ready or Not, the New Maine Paid Sick Leave Law Is Coming!

    With paid sick leave programs on the rise, more and more states are establishing new laws for employers.

    One state that has taken their law to the next level is Maine. Maine’s paid sick leave law boasts something that no other state can: paid leave for any reason.

    Read on to learn all about the new Maine paid sick leave law, including which employees are eligible and how much leave employees can earn and use.

    10 California Labor Laws Your Business Needs to Brush up On

    The Department of Labor (DOL) enforces more than 180 federal laws. These laws can vary depending on your business and employees. And, some states might have additional labor laws that business owners must follow.

    One state that has some unique regulations is California. Read on to learn about California labor laws and how they impact your business.

    Can You Pay That?! Federal and State Tipped Minimum Wage Rates

    Paying employees according to federal, state, or local minimum wage law is critical if you want to avoid breaking labor laws. However, employers in some industries can pay tipped employees a lower minimum wage and remain compliant. This is known as the tipped minimum wage. 

    PTO Payout Laws by State: Is Your Use-it-or-lose-it Policy Breaking the Rules?

    Deciding whether you want to provide paid time off (PTO) is something you need to do before you hire an employee. Offering PTO also requires you to craft a policy that explains how your business treats accrued time off. But, PTO payout laws by state may restrict whether you can establish a use-it-or-lose-it policy.

    How to Craft Your Employee Training Reimbursement Policy

    So, your hardworking employee wants to further their knowledge by going through a training program?

    A Detailed Overview of Federal, State, and Local Minimum Wage Law

    When it comes to setting employee salaries or wages, you can’t pay any amount you want. You must follow minimum wage law.

    Connecticut Paid Family Leave, Coming in 2021

    Connecticut is the most recent state to join the paid family leave states. Starting January 1, 2021, employers whose employees work in the state must begin handling Connecticut paid family leave contributions.

    Don’t Create Your Maternity Leave Policy Until You Understand Employee Rights

    At some point, one of your employees may need to take time off before and after giving birth. You must create and implement a maternity leave policy before that happens.

    But before you can establish your policy, familiarize yourself with and comply with maternity leave laws.

    Form 944 vs. 941: Which Should You File?

    If you’re an employer, you know the importance of depositing and reporting payroll taxes. The IRS requires that employers report taxes quarterly or annually on Form 941 or 944. What’s the difference between Form 944 vs. 941?

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