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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Independent Contractors

Time and time again business fall into the trap of believing they have an independent contractor providing work or services for them when, really, they have an employee.  Getting that determination wrong can have far reaching consequences in many areas, whether it be lack of withholding taxes, a requirement to bear the burden of unemployment […]

Preparing for Winter Weather

With the leaves beginning to change and fall arriving, comes the start of winter weather conditions in many parts of the country. As with all inclement weather, basic preparedness can go a long way towards keeping outdoor workers safe. According to an OSHA article, here are some steps employers should take to prepare employees for the […]

Employment Situation Update

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, total non farm employment increased by 151,000 in 2015. The number of people who are unemployed was relatively unchanged and the unemployment rate has been at 4.9% for the last three months. Over the last year, food and beverage positions have added 312,000 jobs. Jobs in construction, manufacturing, warehousing, etc […]