Achilles Group + Mark

Category: HR Risk Mitigation

02/19/2024
As a business leader in Houston, it’s crucial to have a comprehensive understanding of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This federal law, enacted in 1938, serves as the cornerstone of employee rights and protections…
01/10/2024
Employers, get ready for upcoming challenges in classifying workers as independent contractors due to significant changes by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The Biden administration has officially revoked a rule that eased the classification…
11/30/2023
The Achilles Group recognizes the intricacies involved in compliance with FMLA regulations and aims to shed light on recent U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) opinion letters addressing two critical issues: the use of intermittent leave…
11/10/2023
The topic of compensation for a worker that travels is complex. It’s important for employers and employees to be aware of the specific laws and regulations governing overtime pay in the relevant jurisdiction, as these…
11/10/2023
Of particular interest to employers are the increased regulations concerning employer monitoring outlined in Section 6 of the Executive Order. This section instructs the Secretary of Labor to develop and publish principles and best practices…
09/27/2023
In this discussion, we will delve into four of the most costly overtime pay pitfalls that employers should be vigilant about, offering insights on how to avoid them. …
08/23/2023
What if you were in control of cost and benefit plan design? What could that do for not only your business, but your peace of mind as a leader?…
08/09/2023
Conducting an I-9 self-audit is a proactive measure that your business can take to ensure compliance with employment eligibility verification regulations in the United States. Performing periodic self-audits of I-9 records will help protect…
03/21/2023
  Navigating the employment guidelines around the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) can be complex and require expert guidance. This is because the specifics of what constitutes a reasonable accommodation can vary depending on the…
03/01/2023
Today, there are more employers hiring remote workers than ever before.  For context, 4% of jobs were hiring for permanently remote positions before the pandemic.  Now, that number has rapidly grown to 36% by the…