The ETC HR and Compliance Blog

For the 2015 and 2016 tax years, the IRS has been using Letter 5699 to notify employers it suspects of being an ALE that did not distribute and file Forms 1094-C/1095-C. The IRS appears to be relying on the number of Forms W-2 filed to identify potential ALEs. Any employers who receive this letter from the IRS should act quickly to respond or risk penalty exposure for failure to furnish and file form under IRC Sections 6721 and 6722.
Should employers review their policies and practices in light of the proposed upcoming FLSA overtime changes? Reclassified employees may have to follow procedures and policies that didn’t apply to them before—or that you didn’t have. Changing habits can be a challenge, but changing those of your formerly exempt employees with respect to hours worked and tracked is critical to preventing wage and hour violations.
Here are some common questions we've seen at ETC relating to the recently released proposed rule on changing the overtime exemption regulations.
Just about everyone agrees that industry specific jargon distracts and confuses. Consequently, most people try their best to avoid that when addressing outside audiences. Sometimes, those efforts can lead to a little more confusion, like the latest rule change proposal recently announced by the Dept. of Labor discussing “overtime.”

In December, The Washington Post reported on an odd, eyebrow-raising phenomenon in the working world: employees are “ghosting” their employers. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, ghosting is an unfortunately common practice in the dating scene. It occurs when someone breaks off a relationship without...

Exemptions? From What? Minimum Wage? Overtime Regs? This is what the Overtime (OT) talk over the last few years has been about: some exemption regulations were re-written and proposed by the U.S. Dept. of Labor in the Obama administration but were presented publicly as “Overtime regulations”...