How will the new DOL overtime rule affect your business?

White House increases overtime eligibility by millionsThe US Department of Labor has approved new regulations governing overtime pay for salaried workers.  Effective December 1, 2016 salaried workers making less than $47,476/year ($913/week) will be entitled to time-and-a-half for work that exceeds 40 hours/week.  This is more than a 100% increase from the current threshold of [...]

By |2016-05-20T12:49:44-05:00May 20th, 2016|Minimum Wage, News, Press Release, Staff Management|

NY fourth state to add paid parental leave to employers' FMLA obligations

FMLA and paid family leave affects small businesses with 50+ employees this year or last year.While a large percentage of cleaning businesses are too small to be covered by Family and Medical Leave Act requirement, those with 50+ employees for at least 20 weeks of the year do. According to the NPR's Jennifer Ludden, "the [...]

By |2016-05-02T18:19:18-05:00May 2nd, 2016|Finance, Minimum Wage, Staff Management|

Top 15 Stories of CBT’s Third Year

Even as we’re planning articles more than halfway through our fourth year, we reflect on the new shape of the cleaning industry in the past year. During our third year in publication, the leadership at has worked hard to make sure the best, relevant news for cleaning businesses is easily accessible wherever you [...]

Janitors Win Travel Time and Meal Break Lawsuit

Cleaning company ordered to pay $425,000 in missing travel time and other time and wage violationsCapital Building Services Group, based in Illinois, provided the contract janitors for several department stores in Minneapolis, MN. The stores confirmed that the group won the contracts because they could provide the lowest labor costs. The class action lawsuit won [...]

By |2016-02-24T15:00:21-05:00February 24th, 2016|Finance, Labor Audits, Minimum Wage, News, Staff Management|

Training Wage Introduced for Younger Workers in Michigan

Michigan lawmakers debate the benefits of a lower entry-level wage for workers under 20.Michigan Senate Bill 250, also called "The Workforce Opportunity Wage Act," may allow employers to pay employees under 20 years of age a a wage 15% lower than minimum wage during their training period, up to the first 90 days of employment. [...]

By |2015-12-30T21:05:08-05:00December 30th, 2015|Finance, Minimum Wage, News, Staff Management|

5 Ways 1099 Employees Cost You Money

Despite the promise of financial savings with independent contractors, the majority of cleaning companies classify their technicians as employees to build and protect their brand reputation. One of the hardest decisions any small business owner will make is the decision to hire and how to hire. Whether you’re just starting out, have a few years [...]

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