The federal Labor Department recently clarified when home care providers may apply the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sleep-time exclusion since the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime protections were extended to home-care employees late last year. For example, the original sleep-time rules allowed employers to exclude sleep time from an employee’s compensation provided the parties had made a prior reasonable agreement to do so. As now applied to home care, a reasonable agreement means the worker “regularly has the opportunity to sleep overnight, rather than if the employee is present to actively provide around-the-clock care” according to Wage and Hour [...]
Reminder to Update Your State Unemployment Tax RatesIf you are using NannyPay to withhold employee unemployment insurance (UI) taxes, or to estimate your liability for employer contributions, be sure to update your rates in NannyPay for 2016. Because these rates vary by state and by employer, these are user-configured settings which you must update yourself to reflect any changes in rates for 2016.