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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. What employers can’t do. What employers can do.

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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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 or Independent Contractor? Right to Control Is Key

HR Daily Advisor

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit (which covers Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania) recently concluded that the right to control, rather than actual control, is the key factor in differentiating employees from independent contractors under a state wage and hour law.

Sponsoring a foreign national: Everything you need to know

Insperity

The process for a U.S. company sponsoring a foreign national is complex, and not knowing the rules and regulations could prove costly and time consuming. It’s not simply a matter of verifying a job candidate’s documentation and completing an application. You must satisfy a number of government requirements before sponsoring a foreign national to be employed in the United States. The duration of each depends on the program. or outside the U.S.),

Simplifying New Hire Paperwork: Your Guide to the World of New Employee Paperwork

Prism HR

For any employer, the to-do list surrounding new hire paperwork can be a long and tedious one. Typically beginning with a job application and ending with the election of benefits and retirement programs, there are many – often complicated – hurdles along the way. Learn more about partnering with an HR Service Provider to automate the new hire paperwork process. Some employers, however, complete the background check ahead of time.