Archive for the ‘Human Resources’ Category

Demystifying COBRA

By Mark Thompson   The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) provides employees and their families the ability to maintain health benefits for a limited amount of time if they have specific life events that would otherwise cause them to lose coverage.   Here are a few common questions and answers related to COBRA   […]

Final FLSA White Collar Exemption Rules Announced

The anticipation is finally over.  The Department of Labor has now announced the new salary threshold for certain employees to qualify as exempt from minimum wage and overtime under the FLSA White Collar Exemptions.  Starting December 1, 2016 the new minimum salary level will be $47,476 per year or $913 per week.  Our HR Support […]

Utah’s 2016 Legislative Session in Review: Some New Laws for Employers

By Jonathan K Driggs, Attorney at Law, P.C.   As most are probably aware, federal law establishes most of the basic requirements of employment law in the United States.  States (and even local governments) can then choose to embellish the law in favor of employees beyond the federal standards.  In regards to the Utah Legislature, […]

Understanding the Payroll Liability Report

by Travis Ward, Payroll Experts, Inc   I love the Payroll Liability Report.  This one page report shows many critical payroll numbers.  The first number I always look to is the “Total Bank Deposit” (bottom right corner of the report).  The amount shown here is the total cost for your payroll including employee net checks, […]

Employment Law 2016: Regulatory Changes in Full Bloom

by Jonathan K. Driggs, Attorney at Law   Next time you’re at a party and you want to impress your friends, ask them the following question: “what’s the difference between a law and a regulation?” [WARNING: asking a dull, legal question like this may result in your never being invited to another party again—and if […]

Employee Time Theft – Can You Afford To Ignore It?

by Cameron Lundgren, Payroll Experts, Inc   What is employee time theft?  Well, for starters it is the #1 greatest theft to employers in the United States.  It is classified as an employee being paid for not working.  If an employee is writing down their time often they will round in their benefit.  Another example […]

27 Pay Periods in 2016???

By Burke Brown, Payroll Experts, Inc   Happy New Year everyone!  It’s amazing another year has flown by.  It really is true, the older I get the faster time seems to fly.  I have a New Year’s riddle for those of you who pay bi-weekly or weekly and have salaried employees.  We have received questions […]

2015 Year End Payroll Reminders

by Mark Ward To ensure a smooth transition into the new year here are some reminders about our quarter/year end procedures.  Please report all 4th Quarter 2015 payroll changes/adjustments by Thursday, December 31st or before you process a payroll with a January 2016 check date, whichever comes first.   Changes or adjustments reported after this date will […]

Employment Law Seminars

By Jonathan K. Driggs, Attorney at Law   Be sure to check out one of Jonathan’s upcoming employment law seminars offered by local Custom Fit Programs (“Custom Fit Programs” are run by the state of Utah and provide discounted pricing for qualifying employers).  Upcoming seminars include:   ADA/FMLA Update: Wed., January 27, 2016 (8:30 to […]

When Can Utah Employers Withhold Wages?

By Jonathan Driggs, Attorney at Law   I frequently get phone calls from employers asking about the legality of withholding money from employee paychecks, often because the employee has not returned employer property or other theft-related allegations.  Utah Code § 34-28-3(6) provides a list of reasons when an employer may lawfully withhold wages:   a) […]

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