two construction supervisors talking at a job site

3 Legal Risks Construction Companies Take Each Pay Period

Messer Construction is a regional general contractor and commercial construction manager in several Midwest and Mid-Southern states. As a government construction contractor, Messer was constantly tied to three requirements that dragged down its productivity and put the business in legal and financial risk. Each pay period put them in a situation that could result in fines, legal fees, and employee …

female employee relaxing because she doesn't have to fill out certified payroll reports

You Don’t Need to Fill Out Certified Payroll Reports Anymore

For construction companies, contracting on government projects provides a stable job with guaranteed money. But there’s a cost, too. Government-funded projects with a contract value over $2000 require contractors to submit certified payroll reports. These reports are designed to show that you’re paying your employees the appropriate prevailing wage and fringe rates for their specific job. It’s a well-intentioned measure …

autumn leaf falling onto a footbridge

How the New Overtime Law Will Impact Your Organization’s Culture

With the recent injunction, the new Fair Labor Standards Act overtime rule changes have been stopped—at least, for the moment. Many experts believe it’s a temporary pause and the law will eventually be implemented with modifications. Since the law was supposed to take effect in December, many companies and nonprofits made changes in their organization to reclassify salaried employees who were making …

young business woman working overtime: looking at glowing screen of her laptop at night

Overtime Regulations Article Roundup: December 6, 2016

On November 22nd, businesses suddenly suffered a whiplash as a Federal judge ruled the imminent overtime regulations to be illegal. Coming just four business days before the new regulations take effect on December 1st, organizations everywhere are scrambling to understand the implications. Our monthly roundup features several articles to help you make sense of the current situation and plan a …

businesswoman at a laptop reading the screen

HR & Payroll Article Roundup: November 3, 2016

There’s a lot going on in the world of Human Resources and Payroll. We’ll help you stay connected and informed with the latest news and developments. These are a few of the top HR articles we’ve assembled from the last month that address the challenges facing HR and payroll right now. Take a look at the latest HR news.

nonprofit human resources meeting with staff

HR Article Roundup: October 4, 2016

The upcoming overtime rule changes will have a significant impact on small businesses, but nonprofit organizations will likely feel the repercussions most intensely. These are a few of the top HR articles we’ve assembled from the last month that address the challenges facing nonprofits as they prepare for the changes in the HR and payroll landscape. Take a look at …