Payroll Deductions: Mandatory vs. Involuntary

There are a number of different payroll deductions that can be deducted from an employee’s paycheck each pay period. These range from FICA taxes, contributions to a retirement or 401(k) plan, child support payments, insurance premiums, and uniform deductions. Some of these payroll deductions are mandatory… meaning that an employer is legally obligated to withhold this money from an employee’s …

Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employee Status

It’s a continuous HR challenge; to decide which of your employees are exempt or non-exempt from overtime requirements according to the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) .  The burden of supporting the actual application of an exemption is up to the employers, and if overlooked, can result in costly lawsuits and fines. Employees whose jobs are governed by the FLSA are …