Regardless of COVID, many jurisdictions are moving forward with a grab bag of new compliance regulations, including Predictive Scheduling for Chicago and minimum wage updates in multiple jurisdictions. In addition, many locales have new and variable rules regarding tip credits, workplace safety, and paid leave. We advise that you check your local department of labor’s website for any additional regulations that may apply to your business.
Beginning July 1, statewide minimum wage increases are on tap for the states of Illinois, Nevada, and Oregon. Local minimum wage changes include multiple cities in California, Washington, DC; Chicago, Illinois; Cook County, Illinois; Montgomery County, Maryland; Minneapolis, Minnesota; St. Paul, Minnesota.
Minimum wages updated in HotSchedules
HotSchedules works with labor compliance experts to ensure that all minimum wage rate changes are reflected in our software. As of July 1, you can rest assured that HotSchedules will incorporate the most recent changes for your area of operation. We do advise that you ensure your payroll provider has accounted for the new rates so that the next pay period will align.
Add Time & Attendance
With wage amounts increasing, accurate tracking is even more important. One way to ensure you are tracking time and attendance with greater accuracy is to pair HotSchedules with our Time and Attendance solution. An alternative to POS clock-ins, this module offers punctuality controls, mobile alerts, and an aggregated view of punch data and change history.
What else can HotSchedules Time and Attendance do? So glad you asked! The web app supports managers in their labor and payroll compliance efforts. If you operate in a market that has variable rules for meals, breaks, overtime, even predictive scheduling, Time and Attendance offer managers increased visibility and lots of flexibility to customize rules in each market. Especially relevant with this July 1 minimum wage increase, managers will be alerted when an employee is below the new minimum wage for their job code to prevent assigning a rate that is below the minimum.
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