Many employees believe they are entitled to holiday pay, even if they do not work on the holiday. This is not the case. In fact, neither the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") nor most state laws, including Ohio, require a private employer to pay hourly employees for working or not working on holidays (federal or otherwise). (For employers in Massachusetts, however, be sure to check your Blue laws.)
Give employees a "flextime" option
Twenty-nine percent of employees in the U.S. are now offered this option. Employers often mandate core hours in which employees must work, such as 10 a.m.-3 p.m., but give workers flexibility to determine which early morning or late afternoon hours they will work.
Are Per Diem Payments Payroll?
No one likes to pay insurance premiums. Businesses and individuals continue to try methods to avoid paying high premiums if there is a facially honorable way to reduce premium costs just as they use similar methods to pay as little tax as facially within the law. In Readylink Healthcare, Inc v. Dave Jones, As Insurance Commissioner, Etc, No. B234509 (Cal.App. Dist.2 11/06/2012),
Are you prepared to pay the price for making the wrong choice? One FLSA violation could cost YOU $10,000. The cost could also have devastating consequences to your organization.
Suppose you’ve just been audited by Office of Labor-Management Standards and your closing letter says your local union “did not retain adequate documentation for lost wage reimbursement payments to the Treasurer and Vice President totaling at least 53 times.”