July 28, 2017

IRS Factor Explanations

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Revenue Ruling 87-41 contains factors, commonly referred to as the 20 common law factors, that are used to assess whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor for employment tax purposes. Although th...

July 27, 2017

Tennessee Employment of Minors

Tennessee’s Child Labor Act is located at Tenn. Code Ann. 50-5-101 – 50-5-222.

Under Tennessee law, an individual younger than 18 years of age is a minor.

Prohibited Employment

Tennessee law prohibits employers from employing minors under 18...

July 26, 2017

Wells Fargo: Millennials Make Greatest Gains In 401(K) Plan Participation

Rates of saving for retirement and investing habits differ from one generation to the next, according to a recent analysis of four million people who participate in 401(k) plans provided by Wells...

July 24, 2017

Safe driving kit from the National Safety Council aims to drive down crashes — PRACTICE TIP

The National Safety Council released a first-of-its-kind Safe Driving Kit to help employers eliminate the number one cause of workplace deaths—car crashes. The Safe Driving Kit,...

July 21, 2017

Suspected Drug and Alcohol Use

Question: What is the best way to confront an employee who seems to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol? This employee had bloodshot eyes, smelled of alcohol, and was “not herself.” 

Answer: If you suspect an employee has a d...

July 20, 2017

Service Dog

Question: Our employee is a military veteran and was approved by his doctor to have a service dog with him at all times. He performs pest control for restaurants, and we are concerned the dog will not be allowed in the restaurants. Do we have to accommodate...

July 19, 2017

Dress Code Violation

Question: Now that the weather is warmer, one of our employees has begun to dress inappropriately for work. Her clothes are becoming more revealing and she has worn flip flops several times. What are our options? Can we send her home to change and,...

July 17, 2017

Tips for limiting liability risks at summer party — PRACTICE TIP

For some companies, the office summer picnic or outing has replaced the office holiday party. However, summer office outings still present similar liability risks for company managers and bosses.

A survey o...

July 14, 2017

NLRB rules lacrosse officials were employees of interscholastic athletic association, not independent contractors — FEDERAL NEWS

Lacrosse officials were employees of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, Inc. or PIAA, ruled a divided three-member panel...

July 13, 2017

Missouri tax rates to go down in 2018 — MISSOURI — Withholding and Reporting

A majority of Missouri residents and small business owners will see their personal income tax bills go down in 2018, according to Missouri Sen. Will Kraus. Pursuant to S.B. 509, Laws 2014, begi...

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