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For most people, the Fair Labor Standards Act and its amendments are simply is about minimum wage and time-and-a-half overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 per week. HR managers need to know more about the ins and out of FLSA. For example, FLSA also regulates unfair compensation based on employee gender or age. Employers can use differentiated pay scales, but those must be based clearly established performance measure or seniority. Knowing the details is the key for avoiding discrimination lawsuits and facing expensive settlements or fines. Get more information on HR FLSA.


Payroll is more than just writing fixed-compensation paychecks every fixed time period. Laws and regulations are very specific about special situation such as multi-state payroll, fringe benefits, travel pay or variable compensation. A lax attitude towards fulfilling such requirements can come back to haunt the HR professional and result in expensive fines. The Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) regulates the social security payments, Medicare taxes and unemployment taxes. With penalties up to 100% of missed payments, HR managers must continuously educate themselves about changes in legislation. Get more information on HR Payroll.
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