The Most Important Federal Laws That Protect Employees

Several laws mandate clean, safe, and positive work environments for the protection of the average American employee: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). These laws all work in tandem to provide an opportunity for American citizens to take advantage of benefits, time off to care for …

Written By: Staff Scapes

Social Security Changes for 2009

The Social Security Administration announces some new changes for the upcoming year. The SSA announced today at a press release that beginning in January 2009 monthly Social Security benefits for 55 million American will increase by 5.8%. This Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) is the largest increase since 1982. Another significant change for 2009 is that the maximum amount of earnings subject to …

Written By: StaffScapes

Social Security Increase

SSA announces increase in taxable wage base and monthly benefits for 2008. The maximum amount of earnings taxable for Social Secuirty in 2008 is increasing to $102,000.00.  This is a $4,500.00 increase from 2007’s wage base of $97,500.00. Along with this wage base increase is a 2.3% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) to the monthly benefits.  The COLA is based off of the Bureau …

Written By: Jake Stratton