Employment Law 101 – What is the PCA?

PEOs are up to date on ALL employment laws and regulations (both state and federal) and with a co-employment relationship comes peace of mind since the client and the PEO contractually share employer responsibilities and liabilities.  Join us for our 5 part series, as we dive deeper into employment law – Are you equipped to manage compliance in-house? Do you already know about the following laws? Do they apply to your business?

What is the PCA?

PCA (also known as the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act) is enforced by the Employment Standards Administration’s Wage and Hour Division within the US Department of Labor.  The Act requires contractors engaged in the manufacturing of materials, supplies, or equipment for the United States to pay the federal minimum wage to employees who produce, assemble, handle, or ship these items (under contracts that exceed $10,000). Employees must receive minimum wage for all hours worked and time and a half of their regular pay for every hour worked beyond 40 hours per workweek.

How a PEO Can Make Life Easier:

As mentioned before, PEOs share employer liabilities through the co-employment relationship, and they also file and track claims to makes sure claims are legitimate. More importantly, as it relates to this particular Act and compliance, PEOs utilize specialized technology to streamline your employees’ payroll, hours and management of personnel data. As experts in risk management and compliance surrounding payroll, PEOs can prevent problems before they ever arise.

Remember, this is just 1 of more than 60 employment-related governmental regulations; compliance alone can easily become a full time job. Ready for risk-free HR solutions that save you time, money and headaches? How about just peace of mind knowing your employees’ hours are managed accurately?

Call 877-636-9525 or contact us online today for more information on how a PEO can benefit your business.

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