Tag: employees


Unlimited Vacation Time—California Here We Come!

Should you consider this Silicon Valley trend that’s spreading across the United States? Attorney Susan Fentin, a partner with Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., in Springfield, Massachusetts, offered her take on unlimited vacation at BLR’s Advanced Employment Issues Symposium, held recently in Las Vegas.


IRS Again Leaves Most Annual Retirement Plan Limits Unchanged

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) again left most annual threshold and benefit levels unchanged when it announced them for 2017 on October 27, 2016. Employers and retirement plan administrators can apply the new rates as they prepare their plans for next year and conduct nondiscrimination testing. Notice 2016-62 laid out the latest changes to cost-of-living […]


Transitioning Employees to Retirees

If you’re like many employers and have Baby Boomers in your workforce, you may be thinking about how you’re going to replace all that organizational knowledge as they retire. If that’s what’s on your mind, then it’s time to dust off that succession plan and get busy capturing all that knowledge. This article, however, is […]


Employer’s Reliance on Team Leaders’ Suggestions Dooms FLSA Claim

By Bonnie M. Boryca The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay minimum wage and overtime to nonexempt employees. Most employers are familiar with the Act’s exemptions for executive, administrative, professional, computer, and outside sales employees. The particulars of the exemptions are set forth in U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulations, and deciding […]


Awesome Work Perk Gets Retired

What could possibly be better than working at a brewery? Perhaps getting free, lifetime beer from said brewery, which was the case for one Canadian brewery … until it recently decided to do away with the perk.