November 2021


 

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Full-Time vs. Part-Time vs. FTE: What you need to know

Employers often have questions about the differences between employee status, such as full-time, part-time, and full-time-equivalent employees, and how employment laws apply to these workers. Below we answer frequently asked questions about full-time, part-time, and full-time-equivalent employees.

How to manage allergies in the workplace

Exposure to allergens in the workplace may negatively impact employees’ productivity and jeopardize their health and safety. Here are some guidelines for addressing allergies in the workplace.

Compliance Calendar

Here is a summary of compliance requirements that took effect recently or will take effect soon. Note: This Compliance Calendar covers January 1, 2022 minimum wage increases for all applicable states. Some cities and counties set their own minimum wages that will also increase. Check your local laws to confirm compliance. 

Be safe on the roads this holiday season

As the holiday season approaches, we would like to share a few reminders for how to stay safe while driving so you can travel safely to celebrate this special time with your loved ones. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that over 36,000 people were killed on U.S. roadways in 2019. Motor vehicle crashes are also the #1 cause of workplace death according to the National Safety Council.

2021 ACA Reporting Begins!

Applicable Large Employers (ALEs), employers with an average of at least 50 full-time employees (including full-time equivalents) in the prior calendar year (2020), need to file ACA Forms 1094-C and 1095-C with the IRS.

Healthcare Reform; ACA Annual Reporting

Employers with 50 or more full-time employees, including full-time equivalents, are required to report on health coverage offered to full-time employees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The IRS requires these employers to file two forms annually: Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, and provide a copy of Form 1095-C to each full-time employee. 

The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force publishes Federal Contractor and Subcontractor guidance

As we previously reported, on September 9, 2021, President Biden announced Executive Order 14042 ("Executive Order") and related initiatives designed to lead the country out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Several of the policies announced in the Executive Order will require employees of contractors that do business with the federal government to be vaccinated. However, the Executive Order left open a number of questions around the way the requirements would be implemented. Some of those questions have now been answered. On September 24, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (Task Force) released Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors (Guidance). A summary of the main highlights is provided in this article.

6 Mistakes to avoid when calculating overtime

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay non-exempt employees 1.5 times their "regular rate of pay" for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek (some states require overtime pay in additional circumstances and at different rates). Miscalculating overtime can result in back pay due, fines, and other sanctions. Here are six mistakes to avoid when calculating overtime.

10 Strategies for Retaining Employees in Today’s Market

Replacing an employee can be especially costly and time consuming in today’s labor market and may even have an impact on how you run your business. For instance, some restaurants have reverted back to takeout-only because they’re unable to find enough staff to maintain full operations. Here are 10 ways to help you keep your talented employees:

Want peace of mind to help avoid legal adversity?

In these uncertain times, you don’t know what you don’t know. That’s why ADP TotalSource® is here to help protect your organization’s financial interests through our Legal Defense Benefit (LDB), offered in conjunction with our Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) policy, which just completed its annual renewal.

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