Update Provided By: Susie Cirilli at Paisner Litvin LLP
As we near the beginning of the end (of 2019), it is crucial that employers account (literally and figuratively) for changes in the law. The Department of Labor announced earlier this year that effective January 1, 2020, the minimum salary for exempt employees will increase to $684 per week ($35,568 annually). This is an $11,908 jump from the current minimum salary of $455 per week ($23,660 annually).
The Federal Regulations afford employers some relief in that up to 10% of the exempt employee’s salary may be paid in the form of a bonus, incentive or commission on a quarterly or annual basis.
It is important to remember that salary alone is insufficient for an employee to be exempt from the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. (“FLSA”) The Act provides that employees classified as Professional, Administrative or Executive are exempt, provided that (1) the primary duty of the employee’s work is exempt, and (2) the employee meets the minimum salary amount. The following is a general overview of the primary duties for each exempt employee classification:
Ransomware is getting worse with no end in sight. What is ransomware? When hackers compromise your network, lock you out of your files and demand money. Typically, the hacker requests bitcoin for the ransom. It’s a risk if you’ll regain access or not and can be debilitating to your business.
Vince Caruso, owner of Nettology shared some tips for Small Business that can help you avoid a ransomware attack, as it’s becoming increasingly easier to hack into a business network.
Chaddsford Winery is excited to bring back our Adult Summer Camp for a third year!
Offered on two Saturdays in July (July 20 + 27), the program is designed to get attendees outside for a day of lawn games, arts-and-crafts, and friendly camaraderie – all while enjoying Chaddsford wine, local beer, and delicious food.
The day begins at 11am and includes access to friendly, team-based games like Corn Hole, Case Box Challenge, Kickball, Volleyball, and a Riddling Rack Toss.
After working up an appetite, stop for lunch between 12-3pm at the Build-Your-Own-Burger Bar from Albie’s – including all your favorite gourmet fixins', side of fries, Sangria Wine Popsicle, and 1 drink ticket.