Giving Back for the Holidays

The Christmas season is filled with opportunities to give back to the local community. The Trojan Labor offices in Charleston and North Charleston recently donated car seats for Giving Back Tuesdays and Charleston Halos. These car seats will protect a few of the smallest members of the Charleston community. All of us here at Trojan Labor are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to give back to the communities that we are a part of.

New Overtime Law Goes into Effect

The threshold for overtime pay will increase to $47,500.00 on December 1st. Currently, an employee making a salary of at least $23,660.00 can be classified as “exempt” and businesses do not have to pay them overtime.

Non exempt employees are required to receive time and a half pay for every hour they work over 40 hours in one week.  The Fair Labor Standards Act salary threshold increase will make many more employees that are currently exempt eligible for overtime unless their employers raise their salaries to the new threshold or above.

Companies will need to prepare for this law by anticipating higher payroll costs from overtime pay, increase employee salaries,  or make other adjustments to compensate.

Shop With A Cop

Trojan Labor in Denver, CO is a proud supporter of the “Shop with a Cop” event that is held by the Aurora Police Association. The annual program gives underprivileged kids in the Aurora area a chance to receive Christmas gifts, coats, and snow boots. Each child is given a $200 dollar gift certificate to buy their Christmas gifts while accompanied by a police officer from the Aurora Police Department. The Trojan Labor offices in Colorado are pleased to be able to support such a worthy cause. Every child deserves to have a wonderful Christmas and our hope is that the Shop with a Cop event allows that to happen in the Denver community.

 

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