Cook Up a Safe Workplace for Teens this Summer
- Published on Monday, June 11, 2012
Remember your first job? Were you nervous, afraid to ask questions and eager to make a good impression? Your teen workers feel the same way. Consequently, they are at increased risk of getting injured on the job.
Tips for Hiring Teens
- Published on Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Classes are over, school is ending and graduation is near. It’s that time of year again when young adults hit the streets – looking for that summer paycheck. Are you prepared?
Preventing Workplace Violence Part 2
- Published on Monday, April 23, 2012
In our last post on preventing workplace violence, we provided tips for handling money cautiously and securing the workplace. Still, violence can happen anytime, anywhere. The most effective thing you can do to protect your employees is train them. Everyone should understand how to recognize potential conflicts and respond appropriately.
Preventing Workplace Violence: Part 1
- Published on Monday, March 26, 2012
Too often we hear about restaurant employees who were robbed or even killed at their place of work. Cash and late nights are a recipe for workplace violence. People who exchange money with the public, work outside normal business hours, work in isolated or high-crime areas, deliver food or work alone are at increased risk of being targeted for violence. Follow these tips to keep your employees safe on the job.
Update: Franchise Tax Rule Clarification
- Published on Monday, March 12, 2012
While the Texas Comptroller's office has yet to issue rules on deducting mixed beverage taxes in calculating total receipts for franchise tax purposes, they have informed TRA that the rules will not allow for this deduction.
Tips on Tips Part 3: Calculating Overtime
- Published on Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Employers must be careful when calculating overtime for tipped employees. The law requires that an employee’s regular rate of pay—that is, the rate used to determine overtime—can never be less than the full minimum wage rate.
Tips on Tips Part 2: Tip Pooling
- Published on Tuesday, February 14, 2012
While the FLSA says employers may not take a tip credit unless an employee retains all of his or her tips, this does not prevent tip-splitting or tip-pooling arrangements among employees who customarily and regularly receive tips,
Tips on Tips Part 1: Tip Credit
- Published on Thursday, February 02, 2012
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that an employer pay employees at least the minimum wage prescribed by law ($7.25 per hour). The same law permits employers in states that follow the federal tip credit (like Texas) to take a tip credit equal to the difference between the minimum wage and the cash wage of $2.13 per hour.
Three Basic Steps to Ladder Safety
- Published on Monday, January 23, 2012
Ladders are as much a part of your operations as pots and pans. Your employees use ladders to hang promotional banners, retrieve inventory and access ice machines. If you train your people to follow these three basic steps, you can help ensure they arrive back at ground level safely.
Comptroller Contemplating Rules
- Published on Friday, January 06, 2012
When the franchise tax first went into effect the mixed beverage tax was treated as flow through funds, much like the sales tax. Later interpretations have held that the tax should be included in calculation of the businesses total revenue and thus subject to franchise tax.
Keep Your Employees Well Grounded
- Published on Monday, December 19, 2011
Most of us have walked by a wet spot at work and ignored it. We didn’t make the mess, so why should we clean it up? The National Safety Council (NSC) offers 70 million reasons.
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