Choosing the Best HR Certification – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

One of the ways that HR professionals can demonstrate their knowledge, skills, abilities, and commitment to the profession is by obtaining a certification. There are quite a few certifications related to human resources. What’s the criteria for maintaining certification?

Employment Laws Every Alabama Business Owner Should Know


It’s important to stay up to date on all of the employment laws in your state so that you can maintain compliance in your business. However, remember that our summary is not qualified legal advice, laws are always subject to change, and they can vary from municipality to municipality.

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


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. Changes in marijuana laws.

Video: Medical Certification Process for Employee Leave Requests Explained

HR Daily Advisor

When an employee requests a leave of absence under the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the employer must provide a medical certification form to be completed by the employee’s health care provider.

Does Managing the HR Function in California Require an SPHR?

Something Different

Imagine my surprise then when I found the following: California Employees Must be Paid Immediately at the Time of Discharge: In California, if an employer discharges an employee, the wages earned and unpaid at the time of discharge are due and payable immediately.

Looking Behind and Ahead: “Top 8” Posts of 2018


2018 was quite a year for employers with several new laws and regulations: an intern test, laws on using salary history in hiring decisions, national origin protections and many others. Tax Reform Impact on Employers and Employees.

5 Ways to Handle Compensation Like a Top-Performing Company

HR Daily Advisor

There are several differences between how top-performing companies handle compensation and how typical companies approach the issue, according to the results of a recent survey. Certifications? Top-performing companies reinforce culture with compensation, Herner said.

5 Reasons Why HR Compliance is More Complicated Than Ever


Because compliance is changing so quickly on the state and federal level, HR departments are finding it more and more challenging to keep up with current regulations and changes to employment law. A vendor partner can be the HR practitioner’s best support to help navigate the fast-moving legal compliance landscape that includes background screening, reference checks, and employment verification. Complex state and city laws. Recent case law and changes surrounding FCRA.

9 FMLA record keeping requirements employers need to know

HR Morning

Employment law attorneys recommend periodic internal audits of all record keeping practices. That way, if there’s ever a dispute, you’ll be able to produce the required documentation — not to mention stay in compliance with federal laws.

Equal Pay Act Case Gets New Life from 4th Circuit Court of Appeals

HR Daily Advisor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit on behalf of three female employees of the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA), alleging salary discrimination under the EPA. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the employer, and the EEOC appealed.

Maintaining Compliant Policies Proves to Be a Powerful Defense Against Class Claims

HR Daily Advisor

Indeed, having the right policies in place may very well be an employer’s most powerful weapon for defeating wage and hour class claims. Hospital Employees File Overreaching Motion for Class Certification. QVMC employed “Dave” and “Linda” as nurses.

Recordkeeping: What you must keep – and for how long

HR Morning

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. But it may be overkill, and often isn’t necessary to comply with many employment law record retention requirements.

Coordinating FMLA with State and Federal Laws

HR Daily Advisor

In this article series, we’ll focus on the intersection of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and how it affects many other laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), workers’ comp, and other state laws that apply to medical or disability leaves.

Case for Consistency: Treatment of Manager Prevents Dismissal of Age Bias Claim

HR Daily Advisor

A New Jersey federal court recently declined to dismiss an age discrimination lawsuit because an employer’s failure to discipline employees in a consistent manner could be construed as evidence of discrimination. Employment Law 401(k) discrimination GNC managers

Attention North Carolina Employers: Worker Misclassification Law Takes Effect December 31

HR Daily Advisor

The North Carolina Employee Fair Classification Act (EFCA), which will take effect on December 31, provides a mechanism that allows workers to more easily report—and state agencies to more easily prosecute—employers that misclassify workers as independent contractors instead of employees.

Retirement: The Unique Status of California’s Largest Employer

HR Daily Advisor

Alanis” and “Connor,” who were both employed as peace officers by the University of California (UC), were injured on the job before they reached the age of retirement under the University of California Retirement Plan (UCRP). California HR Employment Law benefits disability retirement UCRP

Cybersecurity for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

HR Counselor's Corner

If you do business in a jurisdiction that has its own data protection laws, you might not have a choice as to whether or not you’re going to implement a cybersecurity program – you have to! Businesses, 3 E-Commerce and Internet Law (2019 update). By Benjamin Orsatti, Esq.,

New Form W-4, Tax Withholding Method


In December 2019, the IRS released its new Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate for 2020. The Employment Development Department (EDD) has stated that since allowances are no longer included in the redesigned Form W-4 , the form cannot be used for California purposes.

Ask the Expert: Can We Require Return to Work Waiver for Employee on FMLA with Brain Tumor?

HR Daily Advisor

Employers with light duty programs may offer alternate, available light duty positions to employees who wish to return to work. The first is workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is a “no-fault” system. Second, is medical certification.

Leave Q&A: Job Restoration for Employee with Brain Tumor?

HR Daily Advisor

Employers with light duty programs may offer alternate, available light duty positions to employees who wish to return to work. The first is workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is a “no-fault” system. Second, is medical certification.

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.

Avoid Tax Surprises: IRS Promotes #PaycheckCheckup


Employers can help by sharing this information with employees and directing employees to resources available on Tax Witholding and Tax Reform on the IRS website. Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Senior Employment Law Counsel.

Cafe Classic: Developing Plans for a New Country is Like Being a Pioneer

Compensation Cafe

Labor cost is a big part of total cost; therefore Compensation professionals need to be involved from the very beginning in order to set up plans that are both competitive and cost effective. Corporate questions to resolve: *Global or local compensation/benefits strategy?

IRS Encourages Workers to Get a “Paycheck Checkup”


Following major tax reform in December 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is asking employers to remind workers that a “ paycheck checkup ” might be necessary to make sure they have the right amount of tax taken out of their paychecks. Compensation employer withholding taxes

Is your company’s pay equitable? 5 must-read tips


Fair pay is a frequent subject of human resources and employment law discussions of late, with commentary coming from such diverse advocates as the Pope, President Obama and Hollywood. If compensation is based on anything other than objective criteria, the risk is high that your business could be accused of engaging in unfair pay practices that could be viewed as discriminatory. . Benefits and Compensation

Recordkeeping for the Newly Nonexempt Effective December 1, 2016

HR Daily Advisor

Every employer covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must keep certain records for each covered, nonexempt worker. Employers will need to keep specific records for these newly nonexempt employees. Employment Documentation: A Q&A with Susan Fentin.

Coronavirus and compliance: Obligations Under FMLA, ADA and Title VII

HR Morning

Employers are scrambling to determine what they should be doing now to prepare for the very frightening and growing threat of the coronavirus. Employers are taking a serious look at how they can keep their businesses operating and protect employees.

Why You Should Hire a Career Pivoter

Cornerstone On Demand

Noah has since earned his Salesforce certification and is now running market research at a major publishing company. Let's say you're hiring a senior HR manager at your company.

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.

DOL Issues First Opinion Letters in 9 Years, Provides Clarity on FMLA and FLSA Matters

HR Daily Advisor

Opinion Letters provide valuable guidance to employers, as they deal with real-life, day-to-day issues that employers face in the workplace, not simply legal principles that may be difficult to apply to real world situations. Prince received her law degree from Vermont Law School.

Form I-9 Compliance

HR Counselor's Corner

The federal government’s Form I-9, that is used to verify workers’ employment eligibility, has expired on August 31, 2019. The agency has directed employers to continue using the current version of the form despite the expiration date until a revised version is available.

Is It Time to Conduct a Pay Audit?

HR Counselor's Corner

With large companies such as Oracle, Disney, Nike and Walmart having been in the news facing lawsuits, pay equity has now caught the attention of state and local governments as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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


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. The employer had a handbook policy against discussing wages, but it was found to be unlawful by the NLRB. What employers can’t do.

Thanksgiving: Showing Gratitude to Your Employees


Recognition doesn’t just mean extra compensation or tangible benefits – although those things are always welcome! Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/Content. Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 26, 2015. Thanksgiving is just around the corner!

Are You Considering A Career In Human Resources?


The ability to find a great pool of job candidates, conduct preliminary interviews, negotiate the terms of the job offer and avoid employment law pitfalls requires a thorough understanding of the industry and the job function. Compensation Analyst.

13 HR Conferences to check out in Q1 2020


Sample workshops/sessions: Driving Value and Gaining Insights with Compensation Analytics Using AI Responsibly to Drive Business Outcomes Trends in Talent Assessment and People Analytics in Modernizing Employee Selection Building a Modern Strategic Workforce Planning Team.

The business challenges that make it hard to be an employer


Employers have always faced a lot of business challenges. Factors that contribute to the complexity employers face: Increasing business regulations at all levels of government, A patchwork of rules for operating in different states and regions New expectations from employees and customers.