Understanding the Portal-to-Portal Act: Compensable vs. Non-Compensable Time

September 6, 2023

In the ever-evolving landscape of employment law, employers must clearly understand their rights and responsibilities. One piece of legislation that often raises questions is the Portal-to-Portal Act. Passed in 1947, this amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) defines compensable working time for employees.  Many employers ask whether they must pay employees for time… Read More »

Understanding New Hampshire Tip Laws: A Comprehensive Guide for Employers

August 11, 2023
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Do you operate a hospitality business in New Hampshire, or are you planning to launch one? Either way, it’s vital to ensure you understand New Hampshire tip laws. New Hampshire has its own minimum wage and tip credit amount. Plus, hospitality industry employers in the Granite State must be careful to avoid coercion by requiring… Read More »

Form I-9 Update: All About the New Alternative Verification Procedure

July 26, 2023
Form I-9 Update: All About the New Alternative Verification Procedure

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new version of Form I-9 and a final ruling on a new alternative procedure allowing for remote Form I-9 inspection. The new optional procedure will be available beginning August 1, 2023.  During COVID, flexibilities were implemented, allowing employers to conduct remote I-9 verification. With this exception… Read More »

The Art of Working Interviews: Unlocking Talent While Staying Legally Compliant

July 6, 2023

Finding the perfect candidate to join your team can be challenging, like searching for a needle in a haystack. Resumes and interviews only scratch the surface when assessing a candidate’s fit for a position.  Enter the working interview, a unique approach that allows employers to evaluate a candidate’s skills and cultural fit through hands-on experience.… Read More »

7 FAQs About New Hampshire Wage & Hour Laws

June 8, 2023

Are you an employer in the Granite State and if so, are you up on all of the New Hampshire wage and hour laws? There are many requirements to keep up with regarding time worked and pay! Whether you’re hiring your first employee, have a specific question, or simply want to ensure you’re compliant, it’s… Read More »

Understanding Massachusetts Tip Laws: A Comprehensive Guide for Employers

May 31, 2023

Massachusetts tip laws are designed to ensure fair compensation for service industry workers and protect their rights. If you’re an employer in the state’s hospitality industry, you must have a solid understanding of these laws to avoid potential violations.  In this blog post, we’ll dive into the basic tip rules, the concept of tip credit,… Read More »

Demystifying DOL Audits: Navigating the Process with Confidence

May 18, 2023

The mere mention of a Department of Labor (DOL) audit can cause employers stress. The thought of meticulous inspections, paperwork scrutiny, and potential penalties can understandably raise anxiety levels. But a DOL audit doesn’t have to be a nightmare-inducing experience. We’re here to calm your fears and shed light on the DOL audit process, providing… Read More »

Employer’s Quick & Easy Guide to MVR Checks

May 11, 2023

When hiring a new employee, employers must do their due diligence. This may include background checks, drug testing, work history verification, or licensing/certification checks.  And if you’re hiring an employee who will spend a lot of their work hours on the road, whether in their own car or a company vehicle, you’ll want to conduct… Read More »

What Does At-Will Employment REALLY Mean?

May 3, 2023

You are likely familiar with at-will employment. After all, it is recognized in every state except Montana. But should you fire an employee for no reason just because you can?  Not necessarily! There are exceptions and risks to employment at will, which vary from one state to the next. Read on for a better understanding… Read More »

What is Workplace Retaliation & How Can Employers Prevent It?

April 25, 2023

We’ve discussed workplace discrimination and harassment and how to ensure you treat all employees fairly and avoid potential litigation. However, many employers fail to understand the complete picture of workplace retaliation—which often follows discrimination. Of course, you care about your team. You can’t imagine discriminating against them, never mind punishing them for acting within their… Read More »