Offering summer job opportunities? Double-check child labor laws

Spring has sprung — and summer isn’t far off. If your business typically hires minors for summer jobs, now’s a good time to brush up on child labor laws. In News Release No. 22-546-DEN, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently announced that it’s stepping up efforts to identify child labor […]

Work Opportunity Tax Credit extended through 2025

Are you a business owner thinking about hiring? There is good news in that a recent law extended a credit for hiring individuals from one or more targeted groups. Employers can qualify for a tax credit known as the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) that’s worth as much as $2,400 for each eligible employee ($4,800, […]

Tax reform changes to employee benefits tax breaks: 4 negatives and a positive

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) includes many changes that affect tax breaks for employee benefits. Among the changes are four negatives and one positive that will impact not only employees but also the businesses providing the benefits. 4 breaks curtailed Beginning with the 2018 tax year, the TCJA reduces or eliminates tax breaks […]

School’s out for the summer, so let’s get to work

School is out for the summer, which is an ideal time for your children to earn a little money and gain some experience at the same time. Bringing them in to work for you is a good idea, but first, keep in mind the following when employing family members: Make sure the job is legitimate. Your […]

Proper documentation protects you and your employees

With a renewed focus on immigration enforcement by the federal government, now is a good time for employers to make sure all employee records and hiring practices comply with the law. A recent article in Nation’s Restaurant News examining the impact the current political environment could have on immigration and restaurant operators quoted Dani Bennett, a […]

Georgia employers offered tax credit for hiring parolees

Employers in Georgia have an opportunity to take advantage of a temporary tax credit if they hire individuals who have recently been granted parole. According to the state law, O.C.G.A. Section 48-7-40.31, employers who hire qualified parolees in a full-time job for at least 40 weeks during a 12-month period are eligible for an income […]