Category
Wage and Hour
Contact Us Now

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......
Wage and Hour Division Publishes New Guidance on Paid Leave and Expanded FMLA
On March 24, the Department of Labor (Wage and Hour Division – COVID Response) issued some new information for employers and employees about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  As provided under the legislation, the U.S. Department of Labor will be issuing implementing actual regulations (planned for early April).  Additio...
Coronavirus Guidance for Florida Employers
Due to the spread of Coronavirus, President Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis have declared a state of emergency and are asking employers to monitor the situation and take action to help slow and stop the spread of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued interim guidance to businesses and employers......
New Overtime Law Took Effect January 1, 2020
In case you missed it over the holidays, the newest Department of Labor regulation went into effect on January 1, 2020.  Why does it matter?  If your company pays employees on a salary basis (i.e. employee is exempt from minimum wage and overtime as an executive, administrative, or professional employee) then the minimum salary threshold necess...
HR Fitness for 2020 – Needed HR Actions for the New Year
NEW YEAR?  BRING IT!   Put some of that post-holiday energy into your HR process … you can make it easier to get out of the office in time to hit the gym!  Here is a 7 step checklist to make sure HR is prepared for an efficient, organized, successful new year: Step One: Review your......
New Overtime Rule: Exempt Threshold To Increase from $23,660 to $35,568 January 1, 2020
WHAT HAPPENED? This Tuesday (September 24, 2019), the Department of Labor announced the following changes to the FLSA’s white-collar overtime exemptions, to become effective January 1, 2020: The minimum salary threshold for exempt status will be $684 per week, annualized to $35,568 per year. The highly compensated employee exemption’s total...
Paying Non-Discretionary Bonuses (and proper OT) to Hourly Employees
Bonuses are great motivators for performance and a meaningful way to recognize employees that deliver excellent results for your business.  If your company plans to pay overtime eligible employee (hourly) bonuses (on a quarterly or annual basis), you need to follow the rules in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  To help employers, the Wage......
Can I Hold a Final Paycheck Until the Return of Company Equipment in Florida?
In Florida, a terminating employee must be paid their final paycheck no later than the next regularly scheduled pay date.  So, if your company pays bi-weekly, an employee leaving employment (either through termination or voluntary quit) must be paid on the next pay date.  So, holding a paycheck is not permissible.  If you are terminating......
2019 Florida Minimum Wage Increase
Don’t Forget – Workplace Posters Must Be Updated! On October 24, 2018, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced that the 2019 Florida minimum wage will be increased from $8.25 to $8.46 per hour, effective January 1, 2019. The agency is mandated to calculate a minimum wage rate each year based on the percentage increase.....
2018 Florida Minimum Wage Poster released
On October 13, 2017, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced that the 2018 Florida minimum wage will be increased to $8.25 per hour, effective January 1, 2018. The agency is mandated to calculate a minimum wage rate each year based on the percentage increase in the federal Consumer Price Index in the South Region......
Need on-going HR support?
We have affordable HR retainers that offer a unique alternative to full HR outsourcing or the hiring of a full time HR employee. We design unique solutions to match your business strategy and budget. We have a proven track record of helping companies from many industries. We listen and probe to understand your needs and goals, before we offer recommendations and realistic solutions.
Contact Us Now