Tips on Hiring Teens for Summer Employment

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You may be considering taking on some extra workers for the summer months, and often many employers will gravitate towards hiring teenagers looking for temporary work. If you are planning on hiring any workers under the age of 18, you should familiarize yourself with federal and any state laws on child labor restrictions. The Fair Labor Standards Act contains rules for employing minors, including that they are entitled to the prevailing minimum wage and overtime. But it also includes provisions for when minors can work and what kind of work they can do. The FLSA’s child labor restrictions are heavily…
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Staffing Agency and Temp Workers and Your ACA Obligations

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If you use a staffing agency or temp workers, there is an added complexity to how you calculate your employees for the sake of the Affordable Care Act “pay or play” rules. As you know, if you have 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees, you are required to secure health insurance for your employees or face penalties of about $2,000 a head. As the Internal Revenue Service will be scrutinizing employers in this regard, you need to know the rules of the road if you are using staffing companies for your workforce. The IRS has indicated that it…
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