HR Roles

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The can be the actual HRIS itself, where employee data is stored (employment history, salary, grade, etc) or supporting systems, such as training and development systems and resume tracking systems. Compensation : These are the people who figure out how much you should be paid. You'll also find people labeled HR Analyst, or Compensation Analyst in this group. Labor and Employment Law : These are the lawyers.

Hot Topics in Employment Law

Paycor

For that reason, it’s important for supervisors and managers to understand the basics of employment laws and regulations to maintain proper compliance. At-Will Employment. According to The National Conference of State Legislatures, at-will employment means that an employer can terminate an employee at any time for any reason, except an illegal one, or for no reason without suffering legal liability. Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).

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HR Roles

Evil HR Lady

The can be the actual HRIS itself, where employee data is stored (employment history, salary, grade, etc) or supporting systems, such as training and development systems and resume tracking systems. Compensation : These are the people who figure out how much you should be paid. You'll also find people labeled HR Analyst, or Compensation Analyst in this group. Labor and Employment Law : These are the lawyers.

Employers and the IRS face backlash over biometrics

Business Management Daily

But problems lurk in state privacy laws. Illinois was one of the first states to enact a biometric privacy law in 2008. However, despite some rather clear directives to employers, employers still seem to get caught in its net with regularity.

You (Don't) Have The Right To Disconnect

Compensation Cafe

While there have been some "experiments" with this (for example, in 2008 Intel experimented with "No Email Fridays" and Tuesday morning “quiet times”, in which 300 engineers and managers set their email and IM clients to offline), too many organizations have created a work culture in which employees are expected to respond to emails right away, regardless of time of day or day of the week. How many emails do you send and receive on a daily basis?

The future of FMLA points to paid leave

Business Management Daily

That original bill provided twelve weeks of unpaid leave to qualified employees of covered employers. Employers were covered if they employed 50 or more employees in a 75-mile radius. The law covered employees with one year on the job.

Oh Joy! Guest Worker Case Answers Tricky Wage and Hour Questions

HR Daily Advisor

A recent decision from a California Court of Appeal addressed the issue of whether a worker without a work permit was entitled to minimum wage and overtime protections under federal and state law. In 2008, Ming-Hsiang Kao, a Taiwanese national, began working as a Joy Holiday tour organizer in China. Joy Holiday terminated his employment on May 25, 2011. At trial, the company’s accountant valued Kao’s total compensation package at $2,858.67

Another City Tackles Paid Sick Days

HRExecutive

The Philadelphia City Council today is debating a hot-button topic with potential HR ramifications that may reach far beyond the city’s limits: whether to enact a paid sick days bill into law. New York City, Jersey City, Newark and the state of Connecticut as municipalities with such laws on the books. In 2008, the District of Columbia and Milwaukee passed paid sick days standards that included paid “safe” days for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

7th Circuit: No ADEA Liability for Terminating Retirees Because of Benefit Costs

HR Daily Advisor

Retirees who continued to work part-time for an Indiana county argued the county violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) when it terminated them to save money on health insurance benefits. This case is instructive for all employers. million in 2008. Retirees who selected the package were also permitted to return to work on a part-time basis, although their employment remained at-will. There is an adage that bad facts make bad law. The U.S.

Taxi Drivers: Employees or Independent Contractors?

HR Daily Advisor

Jason” drove a taxicab for DeSoto Cab from September 2008 to August 2012. He completed a 15-page “Taxicab Lease Agreement,” which disclaimed any employment relationship between him and DeSoto and provided that either party could cancel the contract with 30 days’ notice or, in the event of a breach, without notice. The right to discharge a worker at will is also strong evidence of the existence of an employment relationship.

Commission Structure Doesn’t Justify Failure to Pay Wages Due at Termination

HR Daily Advisor

Commission payments often make up a significant portion of the compensation paid to employees who work in sales. The Massachusetts Wage Act requires employers to pay all earned wages in full, including earned commissions, on the day an employee is discharged. So what should you do if your commission structure provides that commissions will be paid on specified dates or requires employees to be employed by the company on the date of payment in order to receive their commissions?

Equal Pay: Was Pay Discrepancy Between Male and Female Scientists Legitimate?

HR Daily Advisor

She was hired as a safety and occupational health manager by the NNSA at its Los Alamos field office in 2008. When Karen discovered that Toby was being paid more than she was, she filed a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Karen worked for other government agencies—but not the NNSA—before 2008. Koenig, a contributor to New Mexico Employment Law Letter , can be reached at barbara@frjlaw.com. by Barbara J.

8th Circuit: ‘Economic Conditions’ Did Not Allow Unequal Pay

HR Daily Advisor

It introduced evidence that it experienced negative effects because of the economic recession that began in 2008 and that it laid off several employees, restructured job responsibilities, and froze merit-based pay raises to reduce costs. Department of Labor (DOL) agency, conducted an audit to ensure that the company complied with certain requirements of federal contractors, including obligations related to compensating men and women equally. The U.S.

Did California Concrete Company Fail to Provide Off-Duty Meal Periods?

HR Daily Advisor

Complying with California laws applicable to meal periods is complicated. In a recent case, a trial court found that although the employer’s on-duty meal period agreement was invalid, its drivers weren’t forced to sign the agreement or miss off-duty meal periods against their will. This article addresses an employer’s obligations regarding meal periods. Employers need to be mindful of the rules governing meal periods and on-duty meal period agreements.

Employer Breastfeeding Laws by State

Paycor

When President Obama made the Affordable Care Act (ACA) the law of the land in 2010, new amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA ) addressing breastfeeding in the workplace went into effect. The new guidelines require all employers in every state to provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for their nursing child for one year after the child’s birth. While the federal government laid the foundation, 32 states have built upon the basic law.

Walmart to Pay $7.5 Million to Settle Same-Sex Benefits Discrimination Suit

HR Daily Advisor

She was employed by Walmart continuously through early 2016 and relocated to Massachusetts during her tenure. In 2008, Nicole left work to become a full-time caretaker for Irene’s mother. million to compensate current and former employees affected by its former policy, which was changed to include same-sex benefits on January 1, 2014. Employer Implications. and an editor of Massachusetts Employment Law Letter. by Stefanie M. Renaud.

5 Scenarios That Prove Wrongful Termination

HR Digest

It’s a very bitter experience to have that dream job terminated by your employer. While some employers may want to be benevolent and give you the time to clear up the desk, others are just too straightforward with the termination process. Losing a job in that manner could make you think of suing the employer for wrongful termination. Most employment contracts allow employers to fire an employee with or without any stated cause.

3 Steps to Protect Information While Leveraging Social Media

HR Daily Advisor

The number of companies maintaining a corporate presence on social media rose from 34% in 2008 to 77% in 2013 according to SHRM Survey Findings: Social Networking Website and Recruiting/Selection. partner with the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP., and editor of Indiana Employment Law Letter —the rise of social media comes with both pros and cons for employers. Garrison cautions employers to slow down and not jump to conclusions.

New Year Brings New Job Applicants, More Exposure to Equal Pay Act Claims

HR Daily Advisor

With hiring about to pick up, this is a great time for a refresher on employers’ obligations under the Equal Pay Act (EPA), brought to you by the U.S. Doug” was superintendent of the School for the Visually Impaired (SVI) from 1998 to 2003 and again from 2008 to 2010. The EPA prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on sex. Once the employee establishes that, the employer must show that a factor other than sex explains the pay discrepancy.

Terminated Problem Employee Points to Discrimination, Retaliation as True Motives

HR Daily Advisor

Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit—which covers Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania—recently upheld an employer’s trial court victory, providing useful guidance for employers seeking to manage difficult employees in the midst of workers’ compensation claims. as a machinist in August 2008. Ted received both written warning notices and oral warnings throughout much of his employment. The U.S.

5th Circuit Assures Employer That Some Good Deeds Do Go Unpunished

HR Daily Advisor

Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit—which covers Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas—recently rejected an employee’s claim of disability-based harassment under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), finding her employer’s good-faith efforts to engage in the interactive process to identify a reasonable accommodation didn’t create a hostile work environment. From 2008 to 2014, “Harper” worked as an assistant attorney general in the Medical Malpractice Section of the U.S.

Review of 2012 and into 2013 HR Carnival ~ HR to HR 2.0. - HCM

Strategic HCM

Sandrine Bardot at Compensation Insider: My Christmas wish list for Performance & Reward. ► 2008. With over 90 events a year, our conferences and seminars target delegates with interests in: - HR Strategy & Practice - Recruitment - Health & Safety, Employee Well-being - Pay & Benefits - Employment Law - Training & Development - Diversity & Equality - Employee Relations. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Bio-Contact. Consulting. Speaking.

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Engagement or Entwistle? ~ HR to HR 2.0 and Human Capital (HCM)

Strategic HCM

E4S Engage for Success launch Consulting - Research - Speaking - Training - Writing Strategy - Talent - Engagement - Change and OD Contact me to create more value for your business jon [dot] ingham [at] strategic [dash] hcm [dot] com Technorati Tags: George Entwistle , BBC , executive compensation , reward , reputation , employee engagement. ► 2008. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Bio-Contact. Consulting. Speaking. Writing. About-HCM. Welcome.

HR Carnival: Feeding vs Obsolescence ~ HR to HR 2.0 and Human.

Strategic HCM

There’s also a repeated focus here on the need for people to keep themselves fed with new knowledge, hence the theme I have extracted for this carnival, and which I guess is what the HR carnival is all about – feeding vs obsolescence: Sandrine Bardot, Compensation Insider, Spring Cleaning : 4 tips to declutter your work Ian Welsh, The Search for Mutual Success, Reconciling Emotional Intelligence with Organizational Reality Jennifer V. ► 2008.

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#BersinIMPACT: Agile HR ~ HR to HR 2.0 and Human Capital (HCM)

Strategic HCM

The old fashioned processes for training, performance management, succession, and compensation are just not keeping up. ► 2008. With over 90 events a year, our conferences and seminars target delegates with interests in: - HR Strategy & Practice - Recruitment - Health & Safety, Employee Well-being - Pay & Benefits - Employment Law - Training & Development - Diversity & Equality - Employee Relations. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Bio-Contact.

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