Five Employment law highlights from around the country

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The $15 an hour minimum wage trend picks up some steam as Los Angeles votes to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour in increments until it tops $15 in 2020. Emeryville, in the Bay Area also has passed a similar measure.

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 . Minimum Wage.

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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.

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

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Right now, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) —also known as health care reform—is probably your number one concern when it comes to complying with new government regulations in 2015. Changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). an hour.

Does Managing the HR Function in California Require an SPHR?

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Ergo, this morning I started to do a little bit of research examining the differences between HR in California and HR everywhere else, assuming I’d find significant but not mind-blowing variations. For each violation of this rule, an employer must pay $200 per employee, plus 2.

Don’t let this be the year that your business faces a big wage and hour lawsuit

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Thus, today, you get a substantive post about employment law, rather than a terse, “Thanks for reading, suckers!” ” Send Off. Employment-related class-action settlement amounts broke records in 2015. The U.S. Wage and Hour

Misclassification Alone Is Insufficient for Class Treatment

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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.

Recordkeeping: What you must keep – and for how long

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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

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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.

10 Tips for Hiring Minors This Summer

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It’s that time again, when employers are considering hiring minors for the summer—in camps, restaurants, resorts, swimming pools, and anywhere else business picks up in the warm weather months. There are strict laws pertaining to hiring minors. But, the U.S.

7 Tips for Hiring Minors to Fill Summer Jobs

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If you were to ask a panel of teenagers what their favorite aspect of summer is, the most popular answer would most likely be that they finally have more time to go out and get a job … right? . Don’t take these laws lightly—stiff penalties are attached to child labor law violations.

Beyond PPA, FFA and CARES: $1 Billion in Tax Credits That Have Always Been There!

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We have all been hearing about the Paycheck Protection Act, Family First Act and CARES – but have you ever heard of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit? Congress extended the credit in December 2019 for another year, and no one is looking into it. Click here to learn more !

The Best Way to Process Payroll [Updated for 2020]

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Or you own an existing one that is moving into the realm of employees. Payroll is one of the most important processes to handle correctly. Learn to Process Payroll Efficiently and Legally. 9 Reasons Employers Turn To Technology. How To Avoid The Top 6 Payroll Mistakes.

Sponsoring a foreign national: Everything you need to know

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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. You must satisfy a number of government requirements before sponsoring a foreign national to be employed in the United States. The type of documentation, the time and the resources involved vary depending on the vacant position and the type of visa sought. or outside the U.S.),

Did California Concrete Company Fail to Provide Off-Duty Meal Periods?

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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.

How Self-Employed People Can Access Unemployment Benefits

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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.

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

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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.

WIRTW #344 (the “potty police” edition)

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Do you know what rights your employees have to use the bathroom at work? On November 11, from 3 – 4 pm, Jeff Nowak and I will be hosting a TweetChat on the evolving rights of pregnant employees in the workplace. Follow along and participate with the hashtag, #hrintelchat. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Do Accused Harassers Have a Right to Be Heard? — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog Racial talk at work?

WIRTW #372 (the “bad work day” edition)

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From Mediate : During last Sunday’s broadcast of Fox & Friends, co-host Pete Hegseth tossed an axe to tease an upcoming segment on timbersports, missed the target, and hit a marching band percussionist standing in the distance. Or Can Employer Take Action? — Wage & Hour.

WIRTW #441 (the “Burl Ives” edition)

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Christmas Carol and the Old 97’s are two things that make me very happy. When the Old 97’s sing a Christmas carol. For this week’s musical share, I bring you Rhett and the boys performing “A Holly Jolly Christmas.” If this doesn’t put you in the holiday mood, nothing will.

WIRTW #500 (the “500th” edition)

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It’s since morphed into what I hope is a useful weekly resource for employers to find the best labor and employment blog posts each week. Thank to everyone for reading along all these weeks and year, and to the other great bloggers who’ve published content that I’ve shared.

WIRTW #425 (the “tschüss” edition)

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The Hymans did not take a vacation this summer. Tschüss” is the German equivalent of “bye.” Title VII and sexual orientation bias, revisited — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. The Voice Of Sexual Harassment: “Just Shut Up. Wage & Hour.