Author Archives: B2 Team

The Myth of Free Parking

There is no such thing as “free parking”. And now there is an IRS rule that has not been relevant to most employers until recently. With the continuous rising costs of parking in downtown, many employers who pay for all or part of employee parking need to be aware of...

Budgets…What Good Are They?

Usually the first thoughts when considering a budget are: Where do I begin?” … “There’s no way to predict what is going to happen, so why bother?” … “There’s not enough time to do this” … “I can build it, but no one will ever use it.” Regardless of your...

Calculating Overtime – The Right Way!

Calculating overtime is pretty simple…right? You pay nonexempt employees one-and-one-half times their hourly rate for any hours over 40 hours in a work week. But, did you know that you have to add to the regular hourly rate any non-discretionary bonuses or certain types of commissions that are paid during...

The Importance of Auditing

A Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Justice/Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) AUDIT? It’ll never happen to me... That’s what most employers think, which is a big mistake! Many employers now find themselves paying legal fees in addition to large fines. Just look on the...

FLSA BREAKING NEWS

Today, President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations, which will automatically extend overtime pay protections to over 4 million workers within the first year of implementation.  What does this mean for you?  Between now and December 1st, you...

What is Business Integrity?

People often define integrity as doing the right thing even when no one else is around. It is the ability to act with honesty and be consistent in whatever it is you are doing based on the particular moral value or belief compass you have. Browse through the mission statements...

Cyber Attacks – How Safe Are You?

Chances are very good that you or someone you know has been affected by a cyber attack.  In 2015 alone, nearly 300 million records were leaked and over $1 billion stolen.  No one is immune – even the White House was hacked revealing the President’s schedule and sensitive policy debates.The...

HR’s Top Five to Watch for in 2016 And What to Do Now

  #5 LGBTQ Review your policies to ensure that they do not discriminate against the LGBT community. If you have an EEOC policy (which you should) ensure that it expands the anti-discrimination protections to include transgender individuals or sexual orientation. Also, you must provide same-sex married couples the same health...