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The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas (2016 edition)

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For the past four Noels, I've concluded my posting year with “The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas.” As this has become a year-end tradition at the blog, I’m sharing it again (with updated links). On the first day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me. On the second day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me. Some musical accompaniment). yearly top 10

Here’s why employment law violations are going to start costing even more

HR Morning

The FMLA penalty for violating the law’s posting requirements will increase from $110 to $163 for each separate offense. It’s increasing the penalties for employers who knowingly employ an unauthorized worker and employers who commit other immigration-related violations. Example: The minimum penalty for knowingly employing an unauthorized worker will increase from $375 to $539 per worker. Employment Law In this week's e-newsletter ada dol eeoc erisa FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) penaltiesWhat’s behind all of this? .

Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Candy Cane Children” Edition #ELBC

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People seem to like lists, so here’s one to kick off this month’s Employment Law Blog Carnival. So, for this month’s Carnival, I present employment law according to the greatest band of the last 20 years, the White Stripes. Don’t be a rat to your employer (current or former) by blabbing this stuff. The 1960s — The Beatles (with apologies to the Rolling Stones).

Learn the law: The Back to School Employment Law Blog

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Here, we in HR are going back to school too with lessons taught us in the Employment Law Blog Carnival, hosted by Blogging4Jobs. You have an opportunity to learn about dealing with medical marijuana, I-9 forms, and the sticky area of California employment law. So check it out and learn some law, it will do you some good. I learn a lot from lawyers. You can too.

Midyear Employment Law Update White Paper

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Download the 2015 Midyear Employment Law Update now! California’s mandatory paid sick leave law is the story of the year. On July 1, employers had to start providing the benefit to employees. The governor also signed “clean up” amendments to the law that were effective on July 13. It’s already been a busy year with several noteworthy developments that demand employers’ attention. CalChamber’s 2015 Midyear Employment Law Update white paper recaps noteworthy employment law developments, such as important rulings in discrimination and harassment cases.

Know What’s New for 2016 by Attending CalChamber’s Employment Law Updates Seminar

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Governor Brown signed significant employment-related legislation into law for 2016. For clear explanations of your employer obligations, take a seat at one of CalChamber’s 2016 Employment Law Updates seminars in January. Join our employment law experts for a comprehensive review and discussion of recent legislation, including changes to California’ gender wage equality laws and employee leave protections, amendments to the paid sick leave law, enhanced enforcement powers for the Labor Commissioner and much more.

Is New Jersey trying to out “California” California with new employment laws?

The Employer Handbook

In Cuevas , two plaintiffs filed an action under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) claiming that they were victims of race-based discrimination, a hostile work environment, and retaliatory firings. But, the employer felt that the award broke the mold, so to speak. the normal statute of limitations on employment claims. Wentworth Group. jury awarded them $2.5

Is New Jersey trying to out “California” California with new employment laws?

The Employer Handbook

In Cuevas , two plaintiffs filed an action under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) claiming that they were victims of race-based discrimination, a hostile work environment, and retaliatory firings. But, the employer felt that the award broke the mold, so to speak. the normal statute of limitations on employment claims. Wentworth Group. jury awarded them $2.5

The Importance of Training Managers on Fed and State Labor and Employment Laws

Something Different

<www.chicagobookclinic.org> …So this morning I was reading the DOL website and came across this piece highlighting a $275k plus back wages settlement levied against Staples Contract and Commercial for failing to properly notify an executive of his right to take job protected leave under the  Family and Medical Leave Act  prior to discharging his employment. Happy Friday, Rory.

The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas (2014)

Ohio Employer's Law

For the past two Noels, I published “The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas.” As this has become a year-end tradition at the blog, I’m sharing it again (with updated links). Some musical accompaniment) On the first day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me a lawsuit for my company. On the fifth day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me. Merry Christmas

Employment Laws: Where Employees Work or Live – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

We’ve answered questions before related to employment laws about giving notice and final paychecks. He is telling us that, due to California law, the company owes him the accrued PTO. As a general rule, what employment laws apply to an employee? Paris] It could be any of the above or all of the above plus don’t forget about federal laws. Final question.

Employment Law Blog Carnival: The Wreck of the Old 97 Edition #ELBC#ELBC

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Regardless the reason, my favorite band gets billing as the honoree of this month’s Employment Law Blog Carnival, as we look at the month’s best blog posts through the swarthy lens of some of the Old 97’s best songs. Employment Essentials has some suggestions, in The EEOC Asks: Is Your Corporate Wellness Program Really Voluntary? Dill at Walcheske & Luzi, in Wisconsin Supreme Court Adds New Twist to Restrictive Covenant Law , and Heather Bussing at HR Examiner, in People Are Not Trade Secrets , offer some suggestions. Narcotics and one-night stands. Jesse R.

Five Employment law highlights from around the country

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently signed into law the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act which goes into effect September 1, 2015. It amends the New York City Human Rights Law to prohibit employers from requesting or using an individual’s consumer credit history in making employment decisions. Five news items to pay attention to in HR.

Employment Law Implications of Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s Death

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4 Labor and Employment Law Changes to Keep an Eye On In 2015

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There are potential changes to several other employer-related laws that you may need to prepare for. 1. In order to avoid paying overtime compensation, many employers are misclassifying their employees as independent contractors or exempt. If the Department of Labor (DOL) finds out, noncompliant employers could face substantial penalties. Changes in marijuana laws.

The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas (2015 Edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

For the past threeNoels, I published “The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas.” As this has become a year-end tradition at the blog, I’m sharing it again (with updated links). On the first day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me. On the second day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me. On the third day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me.

That’s What They Said: “Justice Scalia’s impact on HR and employment law”

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” Me? I’m an employment lawyer whose blogging arsenal consists of strikethroughs , overused Vince McMahon references , and fart jokes. Frankly, I can imagine only one way that our names would ever be in the same sentence: “Eric, do you think that Justice Scalia ever read The Employer Handbook blog?” I really need to create a new meme. ” “No.”

Why your control employees must care about employment laws

Ohio Employer's Law

Like most things in the law, the answer is, “It depends” on the law about which you are concerned. There are also potential common law claims under states law (e.g., If it’s discrimination liability, there is no issue for the individuals under since Title VII and the other federal employment discrimination laws, none of which provide for any individual liability. Here is the part, however, to which Ohio employers must pay attention. Related Stories Company expands leave benefits for working mom, but what about the dads?!

New Year, New Laws to Comply With

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Employers will need to be aware of significant changes. As we head toward the new year, don’t forget there are several new laws affecting California employers in 2017. CalChamber’s employment law counsel analyzed the significant pieces of legislation that Governor Brown signed into law and prepared a white paper summarizing their effects on California employers.

Our day at Epcot: Food, characters and, yes, an employment-law lesson

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Epcot Employment Law: The “Bona Fide Occupational Qualification” I promised you an employment-law lesson. You see, making employment decisions based on these protected classes is usually unlawful. Remember Hank the Septopus from Disney’s Finding Dory ? found his missing tentacle. And, my son ate it! Let’s hear it for the boy ! Probably.

Which Employer Mandates Are on Trump’s Chopping Block?

HR Daily Advisor

Employers can expect some relief from federal requirements under the Trump administration, especially those put in place under President Obama. On the other hand, employers are likely to see more discrimination claims than they have in the past, the attorneys noted during the December 14 event, The Trump Presidency: What Will Survive—and What Won’t—from the Obama Regulatory Agenda.

3d Cir: Even where old folks are treated fairly, OLDER folks can bring age-bias claims

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The RIF of relevance to this case occurred on March 31, 2009, and terminated the employment of approximately one hundred salaried employees in over forty locations or divisions. The latter group brought a disparate-impact claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act against PGW. In a nutshell, the ADEA makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate based on age.

Trump this: 5 bold predictions for how he’ll impact HR

HR Morning

Here you’re going to get five bold predictions on what President Trump likely will do that will impact HR professionals and their employers. . Here are five bold predictions for how Trump will change the HR/employment landscape: 1. As a result, employers should stay the course and gear up for the December 1 compliance deadline. Trump impact level: Low. 2. 22, 2017.

Infographic Thursday: The Staggering Costs of FLSA Non-Compliance to U.S. Employers

Something Different

Check out this great infographic from G&A Partners highlighting the costs of FLSA non-compliance to employers in 2014. Infographic Thursday Labor and Employment Law Fair Labor Standards Act FLSA hr human resources As always, if you like this infographic then follow its author here. Best, Rory.

Could you legally fire Colin Kaepernick if he worked for you?

HR Morning

And it has led a lot of employers to ask: Can workers who engage in such political protests be punished? If you’re a private employer, you can punish workers for engaging in protests similar to Kaepernick’s if the protests violate an organizational rule or expectation, and/or causes a disruption in the business, or paints the organization in a negative light. Social media.

Get an early start: 5 ACA reporting changes for next year

HR Morning

Immediately after this year’s reporting season ended, the IRS went to work switching some things up on employers for next year. This year, non-compliance penalties could be waived if an employer showed it made a “good faith” effort to comply with the regulations and deadlines. Talk about no rest for the weary. What changed? New COBRA-related coding.

7 facts every HR manager should know about wrongful discharge

HR Morning

In today’s litigious workplace atmosphere, employers need to be mindful of the possibility of wrongful-discharge lawsuits from employees who have been let go — and are angry about it. If an employer terminates an employee, even one who is at-will, in violation of federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws, that’s illegal.

Not Too Late to Learn About Employment Law Updates for 2015

HRWatchdog

Continuing its tradition, California rings in the new year with changes to employment laws. Did you also know that employers can now be accountable for wage-and-hour violations when they use staffing agencies or other labor contractors to hire workers? Fortunately, it’s not too late to learn more about these and other noteworthy new laws. On January 29, CalChamber’s annual employment law updates webinar reviews new requirements, relevant court cases from 2014, as well as pending court cases and regulatory changes. Webinar:  2015 Employment Law Updates.

New ADA guidance reveals 8 things employers need to know

HR Morning

The ADA’s interactive process has been one of the more vexing aspects of employment law recently. . Not only has the EEOC ramped up its oversight of this complex area, but the regulations surrounding the interactive process don’t paint a black-and-white picture of what exactly employers need to do. The benefit to employers. Interactive process: a definition.

Compliance officer: 3 ACA slip-ups can trigger expensive penalties

HR Morning

The DOL has said that by the end of 2018, it plans to audit every employer covered by the ACA for compliance with the healthcare reform law. Realistic or not, it sent a strong message to employers. . What’s bound to get employers in trouble when the feds come knocking? Employment Law Healthcare Reform Special Report ACA dol healthcare reform Obamacare penalties

OT rule injunction: 5 things you may not (but should) know about it

HR Morning

Ever since a federal court judge in Texas issued an injunction, which froze the implementation of the DOL’s new overtime rule, info has come to light that employers — especially those who’ll wait to implement payroll changes until the smoke clears — need to know. . Here are five things employers must keep in mind following the injunction : 1.

Scary and Frightening: The #ELBC Carnival for October

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Employment law is a scary enough theme. What happens when employer discovers that former employee is working for a competitor? Janette Levey Frisch, the EmpLAWyerologist, offers a more positive take on employees competing against their former employers. In his first post Doug tackles commute time in FLSA FAQ: Commuting in an Employer-Provided Vehicle. Scary stuff.

3 awkward conversations DOL’s new overtime rule will spark

HR Morning

The DOL’s changes to the FLSA white collar overtime exemption regulations aren’t just going to be a financial headache for employers; they’re also going to be a managerial dilemma. Odds are the average worker’s going to blame you, their employer. Are you ready for the three most difficult conversations you’ve had in a while? . Comp conundrum. ” 3.

The most irritating personality in the workplace

HR Morning

Employment Law In this week's e-newsletter Management Retention & Turnover bully management prima donnas top performersIf there’s one species of employee managers dread dealing with, it’s the prima donna. Here’s a look at what makes these people tick — and how they can be stopped. Prima donnas are likely the most irritating people in the workforce.