Employees are essential to most businesses. Finding and retaining good employees can be challenging, especially during tough times such as the pandemic. The government continually changes rules impact you and your employees.Employee Rules for 2021
Here are some new rules to note for 2021.1. DOL final rule
One of the key challenges for many employers is to classify workers properly—as employees or independent contractors. Different rules apply for different government purposes. The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a final rule to help you determine whether workers are economically dependent on your business, and thus employees, or in business for themselves, and thus independent contractors. If they’re not independent contractors, then minimum wage and overtime rules apply to nonexempt employees (employees who are not managers or others exempt from minimum wage and overtime rules).
Again, keep in mind that different standards apply for different purposes. For example, for federal employment taxes, IRS guidance controls. There have been no changes in these rules, although there have been proposals in Congress to do so.2. Voluntary extension of paid sick leave and family leave
In 2020, small employers