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.

when you’re accused of plagiarism, parents who won’t turn over their kids’ identity documents, and more

Ask a Manager

My manager presented the paper and facts to me plainly but forcefully. I clearly had cited incorrectly, and the errors were pervasive. But then I got sick and my manager said I was erratic, non-responsive, did poor quality work, wasn’t capable of doing my work (so shouldn’t be staffed on the project), and that I had plagiarized. I did get sick, but I try to make up the hours and communicate when I’ll be out of the office.

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.

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Can Save Your Business Money

HR Bartender

In the book “The Cobler of Preston,” Christopher Bullock wrote the famous line, “’Tis impossible to be sure of anything but death and taxes.” That’s why I wanted to share some information about a tax credit opportunity I learned about.

Train for Compliance—More Manager Actions that Can Risk Lawsuits

HR Daily Advisor

In yesterday’s Advisor , we reviewed the first 17 of our list of 27 management actions that can increase your company’s risk of being sued; today, we present the final 10 manager/supervisor actions that you must be training against. Learn More.

DOL Issues Final Rule on PSL for Federal Contractors

HRWatchdog

On September 29, 2016, the U.S. As previously reported , President Obama signed Executive Order 13706 in early September mandating employees of federal contractors and subcontractors receive up to 56 hours of paid sick leave per year. Time Off federal contractors paid sick leave

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”).

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.

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. office of the same employer.

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. Payment of Back Wages.

5 Ways to Mitigate HR Compliance Risk

Paycor

With the compliance landscape constantly changing, it’s no wonder that 33% of employers find keeping up with state regulations across states extremely challenging. 5 ways the right HR partner can help you manage compliance effectively. Wage Violations. Certification Tracking.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

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.

How Does Payroll Processing Work?

Paycor

Processing payroll is one of the most important, but time-consuming and frustrating tasks businesses face. Every time a new tax law is introduced, big changes to the process can result, especially if you’re shouldering all of the responsibilities. Retirement plan documents.

Tips for Awesome Onboarding

Vibe HCM

This guest blog has been provided by Kevin Sheridan, best-selling author and innovator in the field of Employee Engagement. I was recently honored to conduct a SHRM webinar sponsored by Jellyvision called The 8 Tips for Awesome Onboarding. Job Content—the ability to do what I do best.

Tips for Awesome Onboarding

Vibe HCM

I was recently honored to conduct a SHRM webinar sponsored by Jellyvision called The 8 Tips for Awesome Onboarding. With 5,000 registrants, it was one of the most well attended webinars in SHRM history. If you missed it, you can watch the archive here. (If