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FLSA violation costs $35M in back OT and damages


March 17, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Communication, DOL, Hiring & training staff, In this week's e-newsletter, Latest news & views, OT regs, Tax compliance

Where to draw the line on who is or isn’t an exempt employee isn’t always clear. One company just got hit hard for making the wrong call.

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Are smooches 1099-able?


February 11, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: 1099s, Communication, In this week's e-newsletter, IRS regs, Latest news & views, Tax compliance

The nature of the worker/company relationship is one key in determining if a payment is 1099-reportable. But this artist took things a bit too far.

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Worker classification error costs another 9 mil


November 6, 2008 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: 1099s, Best practices, Communication, Hiring & training staff, In this week's e-newsletter, Internal controls, IRS regs, Latest news & views, Tax compliance

It’s an often over-looked area of compliance, but misclassified employees can cost your company big time.

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Ignored garnishment leads to super-sized penalty


October 7, 2008 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Hiring & training staff, In this week's e-newsletter, Internal controls, Latest news & views, Tax compliance

It’s not fun to process garnishments, but it’s got to be done. That’s the harsh lesson learned by one firm.

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Fluctuating workweek: When you can’t use it for OT


August 25, 2008 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, DOL, Hiring & training staff, In this week's e-newsletter, Internal controls, Latest news & views, OT regs, Tax compliance

Be careful: You can’t use the “fluctuating workweek” method to calculate overtime pay for certain employees.

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Can teeth grinding get you a tax break?


May 29, 2008 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: 1099s, Best practices, IRS regs, Special report, Tax compliance

The Supreme Court’s lack of action means you’ll need to do a little more work on certain employee reimbursements.

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