Proper wage classifications are crucial

The Internal Revenue Service is cracking down on wage and hour compliance for 2010. Watch for increased investigations and fines. It seems that each year, the IRS has an issue to pursue that is near and dear to its heart. This year is no exception, with the laser-like focus on wage and hour compliance. Businesses …

Read More

The key to avoiding employment disputes is doing it right the first time

In order to avoid disputes at work, it’s best to have proper employment agreements, procedures and policies in place. Those who have been in business for a fair length of time appreciate the old saying that if something is worth doing, it should be done right to avoid problems later. There is no truer saying …

Read More

Whistleblower actions have been around forever

Whistleblower lawsuits have been around for centuries. Their impact is still significant. Another term for a whistleblower lawsuit is “qui tam,” and this form of legal action has actually been around for centuries. That certainly says something about mankind’s avarice and the drive to get money from the government in a fraudulent manner. Actually, the …

Read More

E-mail retention is an issue in many companies

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act passed four years ago. Many think the law is working, but aren’t sure how it affects e-mails. It was President George W. Bush that brought the Sarbanes-Oxley Act into being, with the intention to boost accounting oversight and corporate responsibility. The main thrust of the act was to increase accounting and auditor …

Read More