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What you can and can’t do when employees discuss wages

Insperity

Can your employees discuss their salaries or wages with their co-workers? In fact, having a policy against it could get you in hot water with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) because such policies generally violate federal labor law. The National Labor Relations Act protects employees’ rights to discuss conditions of employment, such as safety and pay even if you’re a non-union employer. For example, the NLRB issued a complaint against a diaper supply company in St.

Misclassification Alone Is Insufficient for Class Treatment

HR Daily Advisor

Wage and hour class actions continue to be large thorns in the sides of many employers, and this recent decision serves as a good reminder of how critical it is for you to review your overtime policies, job descriptions, and exemption classifications.

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Employee Benefits in Italy

Global People Strategist

Italy offers a wide variety of benefits to employees across the country. From vacation and holiday leave to maternity and overtime benefits, learn about employee benefits in Italy for 2020. The number of paid days off and paid vacations varies by company policy.

DOL Issues New Information on its PAID Self-Audit and Self-Reporting Program

ComplianceHR

Last month, we reported on the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division’s (“WHD”) newly created Payroll Audit Independent Determination (“PAID”) Program, through which employers can proactively seek to resolve potential and actual violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).

Recordkeeping: What you must keep – and for how long

HR Morning

The trouble with recordkeeping at a lot of companies: You don’t know how complete your records are until you get involved in litigation or an audit. To be on the safe side, many employment law attorneys recommend you keep everything for at least five to seven years after an employee has left.

Employee records retention: we have to keep them for how long?

Stratus

1 year after creation of document or hire/no-hire decision is made, whichever is later. TITLE VII Many states require employers to retain these records for 3 years, although the federal standard is 1 year. Employee I-9 Form: Form I-9 and any accompanying ID documents. Employment Actions: promotions, demotions, transfers, training opportunities, performance appraisals, accommodations, incentives, merit system, seniority system, terminations, etc.

DOL Issues New Information on its PAID Self-Audit and Self-Reporting Program

ComplianceHR

Last month, we reported on the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division’s (“WHD”) newly created Payroll Audit Independent Determination (“PAID”) Program, through which employers can proactively seek to resolve potential and actual violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The WHD recently issued additional information on the program. Eligibility to Participate in the PAID Program. Conducting Audit Compensation Practices.

How to Achieve Your Dream of Owning a Fitness Studio?

Career Metis

Owning a fitness studio is not only a dream come true for personal trainers , but also for enthusiasts in the field. It’s a well-known fact that the health industry in the U.S. The fitness craze has been growing steadily and persistently — at a 3 percent rate — per annum.

Plan for COVID-19 Workplace Response

Affinity HR Group

The World Health Organization (WHO) has now classified COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, as a worldwide pandemic. While other countries are seeing more fatal impacts than we are in the US, the situation here grows more serious and wide-spread every day.

Explaining the Unpaid Internship Enigma

HRExecutive

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently attempted to answer this existential question, or at least help clear up the confusion over whether interns should be treated as employees—and paid as such.

Employer Responsibilities to Consider Before You Hire Your 1st Employee

Career Metis

You’ll need an employee identification number, which you can get for free from the IRS. Go straight to the IRS website for this — do not pay another agency to do this on your behalf. Be sure to ask about any applicable city wage tax if you do. Take some time to learn them.

Cafe Classic - Lessons from E. coli: Plan or Perish

Compensation Cafe

The lessons that we can learn from this particular bacterium remain as critical today (if not even more so) as they were when Stephanie Thomas first penned this great piece. Sounds like the intro of a bad joke with an even worse punch line, right?

How do I pay quarantined workers? Absence management for COVID-19.

ApplicantStack

Business owners and Human Resources professionals are doing their best to protect their employees while continuing to serve their customers, clients and—in the case of healthcare providers—their patients. Whether or not the employee is sick is a determining factor for FMLA.

2019 HR & Compliance Web Summit: Executive Summary

Paycor

Industry experts like Jennifer McClure offered actionable insights and advice on all things HR, from self-care for the HR pro to in-the-news compliance issues. If you missed the live webinars you can watch them on our on-demand webinar page. Are you up-to-date with Wage and Hour?

How Self-Employed People Can Access Unemployment Benefits

Zenefits

This is in addition to the $1,200 one-time payment for certain individuals. Essentially, what the CARES Act is doing is expanding benefits to anyone who’s been impacted by the crisis,” says Shamila Ahmed, an associate attorney at Romano Law PLLC in New York. The U.S.

What’s the Deal with the Work Opportunity Tax Credit? (WOTC)

Workology

One of my favorite tax credit programs if there ever was a thing as favorite tax credits is the Work Opportunity Tax Credi t or WOTC. Unfortunately, the DOL hasn’t updated their website to discuss some of the recent updates and changes in relation to the WOTC hiatus. From the DOL ( click here to access): The WOTC authorization expired on December 31, 2014, placing WOTC in a “hiatus” period again starting on January 1, 2015.