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SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference

Laurie Ruettimann

It’s that time of year when HR nerds get together and talk policy and legislation at the SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference. I hope the “human” part of human resources will advise employers that there’s a fine line between risk management and stalking. The post SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference appeared first on Laurie Ruettimann. I always walk away smarter when I attend that conference, too. Here are the issues on my mind. The workforce is too surveilled. We work too much. Oh, snap!

The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas (2016 edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

For the past four Noels, I've concluded my posting year with “The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas.” 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. On the fourth day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me.

Penalties for employment law violations just increased … again

HR Morning

The Department of Labor (DOL) and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), for the second time in just six months, are raising the penalties for employment law violations. . The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) penalty for violating the law’s posting requirements will increase from $163 to $166 for each separate offense — that’s after a jump from $110 this past summer. Employment Law In this week's e-newsletter Pay and Benefits dol erisa FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) OSHA penalties violations

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? . 1, 2016.

Which of you hot shot lawyers wants to join an employment law panel with me?

The Employer Handbook

It’s the Plaintiffs’ Employment Panel. You see, as of yesterday at 11:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time, I officially became the co-coordinator of the Plaintiffs’ Employment Panel for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Did you mean to write Plaintiffs’ Employment Panel? Or whatever it is you do each day. Just kidding.

The 5 Most Common Employment Law Risks

Justworks

Founder David Ehrenberg breaks down exactly what you need to do to protect your small business from the biggest employment risks. Why worry about employment law risks when you have enough things to focus on: building your team, getting traction, and lining up funding? This is a guest post, reprinted with permission from our friends at Early Growth Financial Services.

?An Introduction to Global Employment Law

New to HR

While we have countless country and labour laws protecting our interests based on not only culture but societal needs, newer countries to the stage offer their own challenges as lawyers and HR professionals work to foster aligning business practices globally without offending the needs of specific cultures and their inherent identity. A fully global employment law does not exist.

Midyear Employment Law Update White Paper

HRWatchdog

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

HRWatchdog

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. A 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. A 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.” Some musical accompaniment) On the first day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me a lawsuit for my company. On the second day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me 2 trade secrets , and a lawsuit for my company. On the fifth day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me.

Oh, it’s on! Class-action waivers to be first Supreme Court employment-law heavyweight battle of 2017

The Employer Handbook

Among other things, the FAA allows an employer and employee to agree that all employment-related claims between them will be arbitrated (as opposed to heard in court, with a jury). The Fifth and Eighth Circuits have agreed with employers. ” The fight card. Cue music ]. In the red corner, we have the Federal Arbitration Act. It’s the FAA versus the NLRA.

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

Ohio Employer's Law

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. I’m not shy with my love for the Old 97’s.

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. I met Andrea through the Employment Law Blog Carnival , which if you don’t read, you should. As a general rule, what employment laws apply to an employee?

Five Employment law highlights from around the country

OmegaHR Solutions

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

Insperity

There are potential changes to several other employer-related laws that you may need to prepare for. 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.” 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. On the fourth day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me. Merry Christmas!

The Oxford Comma Case Proves We Need New Employment Laws, Not Better Grammar

Evil HR Lady

Everyone is focusing on the Oxford comma part of this case, but I’d like to focus on the ridiculousness of an employment law that could result in this confusion and hinge on a grammar question. My first question on this was how on earth do truck drivers qualify for being exempt on a federal law level? To keep reading, click here: The Oxford Comma Case Proves We Need New Employment Laws, Not Better Grammar. The post The Oxford Comma Case Proves We Need New Employment Laws, Not Better Grammar appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

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

The Employer Handbook

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 ? I found his missing tentacle. And, my son ate it! Let’s hear it for the boy ! Probably.

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

The Employer Handbook

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. ” Me? ” “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?!

‘Breathtakingly Radical’: DOL Nominee Questions Legality of Any Overtime Salary Threshold

HR Daily Advisor

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that employers pay overtime to employees earning less than $455 per week (which amounts to $23,660 per year), regardless of whether they meet one of the law’s duties tests for exemption. Nothing in the law indicates that Congress intended for the DOL to set a minimum salary level, he wrote in his order enjoining the rule. Background.

ACA ‘Repeal’ Bill Alleviates Many Employer Burdens

HR Daily Advisor

Recently proposed legislation affecting the Affordable Care Act (ACA) alleviates much of the law’s burden on employers. And even though the bill will probably face several rounds of changes, the provisions undoing employers’ responsibilities are relatively uncontroversial and will likely be left alone, experts say. Implications for Employers. What the Bill Does.

Laws banning salary history on the rise: Is your company affected?

HR Morning

Even though a federal bill aimed at preventing employers from asking job applicants to provide a salary history appears to have stalled, many finance departments may still avoid salary history questions. Reason: An increasing number of states and cities are passing their own versions of laws forbidding salary history questions. These laws are aimed at closing the gender pay gap.

What 84% of employers are doing during OT rule stalemate

HR Morning

That’s a question employers everywhere are asking themselves as they wait for the fate of the DOL’s overtime rule to be sealed. It asked 1,170 small business owners about their reaction to the blocked overtime law as well as whether they planned to go forward with their firms’ compliance plans as if the injunction didn’t happen. Classification conundrum.

How about we connect at the SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference?

The Employer Handbook

Are you headed to Washington, DC for SHRM’s 2017 Employment Law and Legislative Conference on March 13-15? I’d love to meet up with you. Well, unless you’re really creepy. Forget about trying to grab me after my ADA/FMLA session. But, if you want some 1-on-1 time with the most humble Bloggerking, email me and we’ll meet up. Disability Family and Medical Leave

HIPAA audits on the rise: The violation you need to focus on now

HR Morning

That was the stark warning given by Employment Attorney Jason Sheffield at the 29th Annual Benefits Forum & Expo in Nashville. Part of the problems is the out-of-sight, out-of-mind mentality that’s pervasive among many employers. Of course that’s a faulty assumption in many cases, and employers can wind up owing a lot of money for having that mentality. penalty.

SCOTUS Nominee ‘Excellent’ Choice for Employers

HR Daily Advisor

Supreme Court’s vacant seat may be good news for employers, according to employment law attorneys. Gorsuch is known for adhering to the letter of the law, which means he won’t be creating any new rights through judicial activism, according to John Husband , a senior partner at Holland & Hart in the judge’s hometown of Denver. He’s an excellent choice for employers.

Trump Proposes ‘Substantial’ Budget Cut for DOL

HR Daily Advisor

Juanita Beecher, of counsel with Fortney & Scott and an editor of Federal Employment Law Insider. The proposal targets a few specific DOL initiatives, but doesn’t say how enforcement of federal employment laws may be affected. “We She has almost 10 years’ experience covering a variety of employment law topics and currently writes for HR Daily Advisor and HR.BLR.com.

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.

Employment Lawyers Say Trump’s Pick to Head DOL Is Highly Qualified

HR Daily Advisor

Acosta, who is currently dean of the Florida International University (FIU) College of Law, is well-qualified for the position, experts say. He has a deep understanding of labor and employment issues and if confirmed, should be able to hit the ground running, she said. Kaplan , a member of Sills Cummis & Gross and an editor of the New York Employment Law Letter. “I