Labor & Employment Article Archives

Payroll Mistakes Can Cost You – Big!

February, 2003

For most businesses, the single largest class of operational expenses is payroll and related expenses. In addition to wages paid directly to employees, employers are required to pay a share of federal taxes, withhold and remit state and federal income taxes, and contribute to the state and federal unemployment compensation coffers. A majority of employers…

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Recent National Labor Relations Board Developments:

Firing "At Will" Employees for Insubordination May Be Risky

February, 2003

(Labor & Employment Newsletter – 2003) While most employees who are not under union contracts are employed “at will,” and may be terminated for any reason or no reason so long as the reason is not based on their protected status (age, race, gender, etc.), they may also be protected from firing by the National…

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Department of Homeland Security Will Soon Transform The INS

January, 2003

In an effort to “meet the emerging threats of terrorism in the 21st century,” on November 26th, President Bush signed into law the bill to create the Department of Homeland Security (“The Department”), a Federal “superagency” that will combine 22 separate existing federal agencies. According to President Bush, this legislation is “the most extensive reorganization…

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DOL Proposal to Change Standards for Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay is Far From Over

January, 2003

In a recent bold effort to change the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime exemption rules, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposal that would have revamped standards for minimum wage and overtime pay. View Article The above publication is saved in PDF format. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view…

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