Batter’s Out?  Six tips for considering if Workers’ Comp applies to company sponsored events.

Summer is here and with its arrival of warm weather and evening light comes company sponsored events and sports teams.  What do you need to concern yourself with when planning the annual watermelon smash?  Are you liable for injuries sustained when the Dugout Rebels from IT take the field for the Tuesday night game?  The answer depends.  To help guide you as you …

Mileage Reimbursement Rate to Increase

Yesterday, the Internal Revenue Service announced an increase to mileage reimbursements beginning July 1, 2011.  For business miles driven, the rate will increase from 51 cents per mile to 55.5 cents per mile. With the costs of fuel combined with those associated in maintenance of vehicles, the IRS made this special adjustment to help tax payers.  In addition to business …

Summer Employment – restrictions for employing kids under 18.

School’s out and kids are looking for summer employment.  Your niece asks to work for you but you want to make sure allowing her on the payroll will not be a violation of employment laws. According to the Department of Labor, the following rules must be considered when employing youth during summer breaks: Youth ages 13-14 may only work in …