The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently finished several investigations aimed at employers. The agency announced that seven different employers had violated federal laws involving minimum wages, overtime calculations, family and medical leave, the tip credit and work visas. Here are brief descriptions of the cases. 1. Minimum wage violations. A … [Read more...] about Federal Investigators Find Labor Law Violations in Several Cases
Small business owners have several options for their retirement plans. Two tax-smart and flexible alternatives are SIMPLE IRAs and solo 401(k) plans. If you're eligible for these types of plans and you want to maximize your tax-deferred savings, which makes more sense? Here's a series of side-by-side comparisons to help you decide.Eligibility Requirements SIMPLE IRASolo 401(k)SIMPLE IRAs … [Read more...] about SIMPLE IRA vs. Solo 401(k): Which Is Right for Your Small Business?
Reverse-mentoring isn't a new concept, nor is it widespread, though many companies could benefit from such a program. Pioneered at General Electric some two decades ago, the basic concept is that younger employees have a lot to teach older ones about work-related matters. In some corners of the business world, the idea is broadened to encompass mentoring by employees with diverse ethnic … [Read more...] about Reverse Mentoring: Moving Seasoned, Younger Workers Into High Gear