HR Certifications, Are They Really Important?

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Certification adds credibility to your experience while broadening your skillset and your knowledge base. Passing any of the HR exams requires a working knowledge of the HR BOK® (Human Resources Body of Knowledge), and certification communicates this knowledge to potential employers.

Georgia Employment Laws Every Business Owner Should Know

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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. It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. Georgia DOL Employer Portal .

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Employment Laws Every Alabama Business Owner Should Know

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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. It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. A labama Employer Frequently Asked Questions.

Returning to work presents ADA compliance challenges for employers

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Employers have to provide help to keep vulnerable disabled workers safe when they insist on returning or you need them. The ADA bars employers from asking questions that are likely to reveal an employee’s disability. However, during a pandemic, employers have considerable leeway.

Mitigate compliance risks: protect your business with HR software

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Compliance risks can vary from industry to industry, but there are some risks that matter for all organisations. From GDPR compliance and data security certifications to health and safety compliance, there are huge demands on businesses to keep their data and people safe.

5 Reasons Why HR Compliance is More Complicated Than Ever

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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. Non-Compliance in HR is Complicated and Expensive.

4 HR and Compliance Changes for 2020

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A comprehensive legal and HR compliance update is essential for keeping up with ever-changing laws and regulations. New HR Compliance Changes for 2020. An I-9 is the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Employment Eligibility Verification form.

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. In order to avoid paying overtime compensation, many employers are misclassifying their employees as independent contractors or exempt. Changes in marijuana laws.

How Resume & Employment Verification Protects Employers

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Resume fraud is a global problem that affects employers, the gig economy, and volunteer agencies whether they are screening in the U.S., Among the minority of employers who do check college credentials, most only check a student’s attendance or graduation dates.

Video: Medical Certification Process for Employee Leave Requests Explained

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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.

Connecticut Court Affirms Employer’s Request for Enhanced FMLA Certification

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Indeed, the FMLA gives employees who request and take leave plenty of advantages and provides significant penalties for employers that fail to comply with their obligations under the Act. The enhanced fitness-for-duty certification procedures set forth in Section 312 of the U.S.

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

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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. Coronavirus and compliance issues.

How the California Consumer Privacy Act Impacts Background Checks

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The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020 and it will rank amongst the most stringent privacy laws in the U.S. The new law will provide California residents with more control over their digital information and provide significant penalties to covered companies who fail to comply. state privacy laws limit their definitions of “personal information” to certain identifiers that could be used to commit identity theft (e.g.,

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Coordinating FMLA with Discrimination Laws

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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.

Five tips to help HR apply and comply with the SMCR

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How would you rate your compliance so far with the Senior Management and Certification Regime (SMCR)? Work closely with compliance teams. And you might be surprised at the high volume of individuals that need annual certification.

5 Commonly Asked Questions About Background Screening for HR and Recruiting Leaders

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HR and recruiting leaders are wholly invested in compliance when it comes to background screening and employment law. Which laws regulate the employment and background screening process? Legal compliance has become more challenging than ever before. Companies must consider both Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines for collecting, using, and disposing of background check information.

9 FMLA record keeping requirements employers need to know

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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.

A Refresher Course on FMLA Return-to-Work

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In my opinion, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) remains one of the most (if not the most) difficult employment laws to administer. The federal regulations are lengthy and detail-oriented, setting forth various compliance deadlines, rules, and (of course) exceptions.

Reasonable accommodation can require additional leave

Business Management Daily

Basic requirements for disabled workers: Managing an employee who is ill or injured can be one of the most challenging tasks employers face. Employers must know all federal, state and local leave laws. The FMLA covers employers with 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius.

What is GINA? The federal discrimination law you need to know.

Business Management Daily

The federal law has been around for a decade, yet many employers still don’t know exactly how to comply. GINA essentially bars using genetic information in employment decisions and bars acquiring genetic information improperly. How do employers acquire genetic information?

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.

Disputed Absences Prevent FMLA Victory for Kentucky Employer

HR Daily Advisor

A federal court in Kentucky recently ruled that a Kentucky employer must go to trial in a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) case in part because there were disputes over whether an employee was absent and whether he had been given FMLA paperwork at the time of the absences.

Data Security for HR and Workplace Leaders

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The Rising Cost of Data Breaches for Employers and HR. How HR Can Protect Your Company Employment and Candidate Data. While much of this data exposure is innocuous and accidental, some malicious individuals may use their access to wreak havoc upon their ex-employer. Every new hire’s employment contract should include specific language regarding the treatment of confidential data while working for and upon leaving the company.

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Cybersecurity for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

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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! 14], Compliance Checklist for U.S. Businesses, 3 E-Commerce and Internet Law (2019 update).

Dispute Over Job Requirements Defeats Summary Judgment on Disability Discrimination Claim

HR Daily Advisor

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently permitted a disabled nurse to proceed to trial on her claim that the termination of her employment constituted disability discrimination. Howard Fetner is a contributor to the New Jersey Employment Law Letter.

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. Virtually all employers in your state—Kansas—must provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees. Second, is medical certification.

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

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Employers with light duty programs may offer alternate, available light duty positions to employees who wish to return to work. In most states, virtually all employers must provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees. Second, is medical certification.

FMLA: Is Postoperative Care Considered a Serious Health Condition?

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As employers are well aware, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible employees to take leave for qualifying serious health conditions. Nia went forward with surgery and missed work, resulting in the termination of her employment because of an alleged unauthorized absence.

FMLA Retaliation? Idaho Court Upholds Employer’s Administration of Leave

HR Daily Advisor

Recently, the Idaho Supreme Court released an opinion in which it upheld a district court’s dismissal of an employee’s claim that his employer interfered with his request for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) benefits. FMLA notice and certification requirements.

The business challenges that make it hard to be an employer

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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.

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.

Critical Updates for I-9 and E-Verification Compliance

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Critical Updates for I-9 and E-Verification Compliance Jul. Over the past two years, federal laws and policies related to citizenship and immigration enforcement have had several changes. 18, 2017, employers must use the revised form with a revision date of 07/17/17.

Free HR and Payroll Learning Opportunity: Kronos Fall eSymposium

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Most of the sessions have been pre-approved by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) , the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) , and the American Payroll Association. Kronos will be providing a certificate of participation for your files.

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Immigration laws profoundly affect the workplace

Business Management Daily

Immigration laws complicate managing employees in the workplace. citizen or non-citizen national, a lawful permanent resident or an alien authorized to work. Employers play a vital role in ensuring only workers with the legal right to work do so. Employment Law Labor Laws

Reasonable Accommodations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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As COVID-19 changes the employment law landscape, government agencies continue to provide guidance on many commonplace compliance issues that are now causing confusion for employers. Employment Law Counsel Subject Matter Expert.