Category: Q&A

Check out this category for articles where we ask the questions, and industry experts provide the answers.

Ask the Expert: What Are the Rules for Work Travel?

I have a company that does lighting designs for events that require employees to travel from their homes to various locations. Sometimes travel is required out of state. Typically the travel time is one to two hours. Sometimes employees meet at the warehouse and ride in the company van. Do we pay for the time […]


Ask the Expert: Is our Graphic Designer Exempt or Non-exempt?

We have a graphic designer who currently we designate as non-exempt. I realize they can be an exempt position but we are trying to determine if the position is really exempt. His supervisor says that the employee comes up with ideas for advertising and develops them. My concern is that he does more routine, manual […]


How Do We Handle Missing Time Cards?

We are a staffing company with employees in almost every state. Employees are non-exempt and submit hours worked via timecard. But what happens when we don’t receive one from the employee? Are we required to pay the employee even if we do not have a time card?


Ask the Expert: I Need Help with the Rules for FSA and HSA Eligibility!

Can an employee open up a Health Savings Account (HSA) if their spouse has a general purpose Flexible Spending Account (FSA)? If not, can they open up the HSA account once their spouse’s FSA is exhausted and closed? And once they do this, how does the employer who is contributing to the HSA abide by […]