Top 10 Overtime Questions – Part II

Payroll Tips, QuickBooks Add-Ons, The "Sunburst" Website
Paying overtime may be expensive, but not paying it properly can create even more liability for your organization. In our previous post, we focused on five overtime questions (numbered one through five), including what the basic overtime requirements are, whether overtime must be paid for weekend work, and how overtime is calculated. In this post, we address five more common overtime situations, numbered as questions six through ten. You will find out when overtime has to be paid in holiday or vacation weeks, whether compensatory time off can be given instead of overtime, when unauthorized overtime should be paid, and what the penalties are for noncompliance. 6.  Are employees entitled to overtime in weeks they receive holiday pay or take vacation? Not unless the employee actually works more than 40…
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Top Ten Overtime Questions – Part 1 of 2

Payroll Tips, QuickBooks Add-Ons, The "Sunburst" Website
The requirement to pay employees overtime seems simple enough; once a nonexempt employee has worked 40 hours in a single workweek, each additional hour worked MUST be paid at time and one-half the regular rate of pay.  Yet, many employers are confused about the mechanics of implementing the law, such as how overtime pay is calculated when a nonexempt employee is paid a salary or works two jobs. This confusion can be expensive.  The Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued enforcement data for Fiscal Year 2008 (FY 2008) which showed that the agency collected over $123 million in back wages for overtime violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The violations covered over 10,000 wage claims involving almost 183,000 employees and represented 88% of the claims filed with the…
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Press Release

Construction News, The "Sunburst" Website
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact Nancy Smyth Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc. (888) 348-2877 phone (866) 684-5157 fax sales@sunburstsoftwaresolutions.com https://www.sunburstsoftwaresolutions.com SUNBURST SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS, INC. RELEASES FEDERAL WH-347 COMPLIANCE UPDATE FOR "CERTIFIED PAYROLL SOLUTION" AND CONTRACTORS USING QUICKBOOKS. "Certified Payroll Solution" Integrates with QuickBooks to Help Contractors Working on Government Funded Construction Projects Comply With Certified Payroll Reporting Requirements, Saving Them Time And Money. West Charleston, VT - January 16, 2009 Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc., an Intuit Gold Developer, is pleased to announce the release of a compliance update, on January 14, 2009, for their flagship QuickBooks integrated application "Certified Payroll Solution."  This compliance update meets new Federal WH-347 certified payroll reporting requirements which become effective January 18, 2009, as mandated by the U.S. Department of Labor on December 18, 2008.…
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