If commissions are earned during a workweek that includes overtime (i.e., work beyond eight hours in a day or 40 hours in a week), such commissions are subject to the premium pay requirements.
Imagine this scene: The lead story on the evening news discusses a man who walked into his place of employment and started shooting, injuring several employees and killing one. Media representatives fan out into the perpetrator’s neighborhood to do a background story on this man. Neighbors describe him as “a regular guy” as they express their shock. They figure he must have just “snapped.” This is a very common myth.
Winners again! HR Allen Consulting Services was awarded the Best Human Resource and Payroll Company. At their annual Chamber Awards luncheon, the Citrus Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce honored HR Allen Consulting Services with their second Best of Citrus Heights Award for 2012. The Chamber honors the best in the Citrus Heights business community each year and HR Allen Consulting Services received the highest number of votes in their category of Human Resources and Payroll.
The federal government is increasingly cracking down on employers who fail to verify employment eligibility, as required by law.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) audited more companies for illegal immigrants in 2012 than ever before. Audits of employer I-9 forms increased to more than 3,000 in 2012 from 250 in 2007.
ICE also continues to collect more fines and penalties. From 2009 to 2012, the total amount of fines grew from $1,000,000 to nearly $13,000,000.
ICE audits are expected to grow; immigration enforcement efforts focused on employers are one of the agency’s top priorities. Employers are required by law to verify the employee eligibility of all hires and complete a Form I-9.
ICE agents can conduct audits and can compel employers to produce I-9 forms so the forms can be inspected for compliance. Employers determined to have knowingly hired or continuing to employ unauthorized workers will be required to cease unlawful activity, may be fined and, in certain situations, may be prosecuted.
For information on complying with Form I-9 requirements, sign-up for HR That Works.
A federal court for the District of Columbia ruled yesterday that the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new election rule is invalid. The court held that the NLRB did not properly adopt the controversial new rule, sometimes referred to as the “ambush election rule.”
The court found that the NLRB lacked the necessary quorum when it voted on the rule. Under federal law, a vote is valid if there is a quorum of at least three members voting on the rule. At the time the rule was adopted, the five-member board had three members, and only two of the three members voted on the rule. One member, Brian Hayes, expressed his opposition in a public hearing but did not actually participate in the vote.
In response to the court’s decision, the NLRB announced that it suspended the implementation of the new rule and elections will proceed under the old rule.
According to the NLRB, about 150 election petitions were filed under the new rule. Many of those petitions resulted in election agreements and several have gone to hearing. The NLRB will contact all parties involved in the 150 cases and “provide them the opportunity to continue processing the case from its current posture rather than re-initiating the case under the prior procedure.”
Few small-business owners look forward to firing an employee, but a day will probably come when you need to do so. Job termination is a delicate situation and should be handled with dignity and respect, as well as knowledge of your legal responsibilities.
Independent contractors are a vital and growing source of strength in California’s economy, according to a new report co-sponsored by the California Foundation for Commerce and Education (CFCE).
Sacramento’ HR Allen Consulting Services looks to update and educate California employers and HR professionals on HR and employment law trends and topics
The Citrus Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce awards this prestigious honor annually to businesses in the Citrus Heights area who have proven themselves to represent the area business community in an exceptional fashion. The Chamber has 50 categories of representation for the various businesses who either belong to the chamber or have a business located there.
HR Allen Consulting Services offers a full range of Human Resource services including background screening, drug testing, payroll and benefits administration to area businesses. The company relieves business clients of these stressful and costly functions, allowing business to be able to focus more on their economic growth and success.
This Best of Citrus Heights Award demonstrates the high regard held by peers, clients and the community for HR Allen Consulting Services and their staff.
About HR Allen Consulting Services
HR Allen Consulting Services offers outsourcing services in the payroll and HR field for small to medium-size businesses in California, Nevada and Arizona. A full range of services is offered for helping start-up businesses, franchises and larger companies. Interested parties may reach them at their Citrus Heights, CA headquarters by phone at: (888) 353-2976, or their website address: http://www.hrallencs.com/.