When Does the I-9 Need to be Completed?

When Does the I-9 Need to be Completed?

Answer from Ophelia, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP:All new employees must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 on or before their first day of employment. Then, within three business days of their start date, they should submit acceptable proof of their identity and eligibility to...

Payroll Management Celebrates Grand Opening & 30th Anniversary

Payroll Management Celebrates Grand Opening & 30th Anniversary

July 25, 2019 - Auburn, Maine - Payroll Management, Inc., one of Northern New England’s largest independent and family-owned payroll service firms, celebrated its 30th Anniversary and grand opening of its new corporate offices at 550 Center Street in Auburn by holding...

How Do I Determine if a Position is Exempt or Non-Exempt?

How Do I Determine if a Position is Exempt or Non-Exempt?

Here's the Answer from Kara, JD, SPHR: Exempt and non-exempt are classifications under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a federal law requiring that most employees receive at least minimum wage for each hour worked and overtime pay for hours worked over 40 in a...

5 Things to Consider About Changing Payday

5 Things to Consider About Changing Payday

You may have a good reason to change your payday, but before you make your move, be sure to take into account various rules and implications. 1. Fair Labor Standards Act The FLSA requires prompt payment of wages but does not specifically address pay frequency or...

IRS Issues Draft of New Form W4

IRS Issues Draft of New Form W4

As expected, the IRS has published a draft of a radically revised Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. The agency emphasizes this is just a preliminary version, and until further notice, everyone should continue to use the current version. However,...

Regular Rate of Pay for Employees

Regular Rate of Pay for Employees

Question: What is an employee's regular rate of pay? Is it just what they make per hour of work? Answer from Marisa, SPHR: Not exactly. An employee’s “regular rate of pay” is the amount used to calculate their overtime rate for a given time period. You might think of...

Regular Rate of Pay for Employees

Hours for Part-Time Employees

Question: How many hours can I assign to a part-time employee? Is there a limit? Answer from Laura, SHRM-CP: There’s no specific limit to the number of hours you can assign to a part-time employee, as it’s up to you to decide how many hours employees need to work in a...

Three Ways HR Makes Employment More Profitable

Three Ways HR Makes Employment More Profitable

How does HR contribute to employment profitability? HR covers a lot of territory, much of it cluttered with paperwork, but it really does have a precise business purpose. The point of HR is to make employment more profitable. HR does this in three fundamental ways....

Minimum Wage Increase – City of Portland, Maine

Minimum Wage Increase – City of Portland, Maine

Minimum Wage Increase for Portland, Maine The City of Portland's minimum wage is on the rise again, making it higher than the state's minimum wage.  Starting July 1, 2019, employers who operate a business in the City of Portland, Maine will be required to pay a...

Can Employers Ask For A Doctor’s Note?

Can Employers Ask For A Doctor’s Note?

Generally, an employer can ask employees for a doctor's note when they take time off because of an illness. But it's important to consider the laws governing doctors' notes before making them a requirement. The Health Insurance Portability and...