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Can an employee clean the office after hours for a flat fee, or is it overtime?
This question gets asked several times a year. The scenario goes like this … a medical practice gets poor cleaning services from its vendor so an employee asks to clean the office, after hours, for a flat fee. Seems like a win-win solution. The employer receives a clean office and the employee puts some extra......
Florida Minimum Wage will increase to $11.00 per hour on September 30, 2022
Effective September 30, 2022, the Florida minimum wage will increase from $10.00 to $11.00 per hour. Additionally, the minimum wage for tipped employees will increase by $1.00 to at least $7.98 per hour, in addition to tips. The next minimum wage increase is set for September 30, 2023. In 2020, Florida voters approved a state......
IRS Increases Standard Business Mileage Rate to 62.5 cents per mile
High inflation and soaring gas prices caused the IRS to make a mid-year adjustment in the business mileage rate. Effective July 1 through Dec. 31, 2022, the standard mileage rate for the business use of employees’ vehicles will be 62.5 cents per mile—the highest rate the IRS has ever published—up 4 cents from the 58.5......
Salary Reports: How much should employees be making?
December is here and we are approaching the end of 2021.  At year end, employees start looking for raises or begin thinking about a new job for next year. With the ongoing pandemic and growing inflation news, employers must do their research to stay competitive.  According to the Harvard Business Review, employees between 30 and ...
Florida announces $8.65 Minimum Wage for 2021
On October 15, 2020, Florida announced the new minimum wage rate of $8.65 per hour for 2021. Florida’s minimum wage rate is adjusted annually to reflect changes in the cost of living. The minimum hourly rate for tipped employees in Florida will be $5.63 per hour in 2021. Florida law requires the Florida Department of......
What is Trump’s Employee Payroll Tax Deferral program?
Is your head spinning yet? There have been a dizzying array of federal, state and local financial programs launched to help employers and give economic stimulus to the struggling American economy.  The latest program is the Employee Payroll Tax Deferral program, and it has generated a good number of questions to our office from companies......
$300 Extra Unemployment Benefits coming soon to Floridians
At the end of July, the $600 extended unemployment benefits paid by the CARES Act ended.  After the Congress was deadlocked on a new stimulus bill to help people hurt by the pandemic, President Trump signed an Executive Order on August 8, directing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in partnership with the U.S. Department......
New DOL Guidance for Paid Leave for School Closures
With schools starting to open in Florida, employers are revisiting the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), which provides two weeks of paid sick leave related to COVID-19 and up to twelve weeks of paid leave under the expanded Family and Medical Leave Act (“EFMLA”).  School districts are offering a mixture of online/virtual ...
Asphalt Company Wins Work Comp Case – 5 Tips You Can Use
A Florida asphalt contractor recently benefited from having effective human resource policies.  It avoided paying disability benefits to an injured employee (his skid steer loader was hit by a dump truck) that refused to return to suitable work.  In Florida, an injured employee is entitled to Temporary Partial Disability benefits (hereinafter TPD...
Terminating an Employee for Misconduct While They Receive Florida Workers’ Comp
We were recently asked by a client about whether or not an employee on workers’ compensation can be terminated for misconduct. I said yes, but explained that to cut off workers’ compensation benefits the “misconduct” must meet a special definition.  An employee with a workplace injury is expected to follow company policy and co...
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