Preparing for salary history bans?

HR Morning

How can employers make sure that a prospective hire will be willing to take a job at a salary you consider fair before you spend everyone’s time interviewing ? And these laws aren’t restricted to the most progressive states and cities. Employment Law Pay and Benefits Uncategorized

Trump administration weighs ending current DOL: What it means for HR

HR Morning

The Trump administration has certainly made some major — and mostly pro-employer — changes to Department of Labor (DOL) regs, but those changes pale in comparison to what the administration hopes to do to the agency next.

Employee on maternity leave fired: Here’s why the company won the lawsuit

HR Morning

But a comparison of the two found some major inconsistencies. Employer acted reasonably. This case shows that if an employer has a good reason to fire someone, it shouldn’t shy away just because the employee took protected leave.

Minimum Wage: New Year, New Pay

HRExecutive

According to a report from the National Employment Law Project, after full implementation of minimum wage increases in 18 states and 19 cities, approximately 13,101,000 workers will be impacted. compensation employment law legislative minimum wage wage-and-hour

Can You Refuse to Hire Someone for Speaking Out Against Discrimination?

HR Daily Advisor

The Washington Supreme Court recently held that job applicants have a claim under the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) when a prospective employer refuses to hire them in retaliation for their opposition to discrimination by a different employer.

3d Cir: Even where old folks are treated fairly, OLDER folks can bring age-bias claims

The Employer Handbook

The RIF of relevance to this case occurred on March 31, 2009, and terminated the employment of approximately one hundred salaried employees in over forty locations or divisions. The latter group brought a disparate-impact claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act against PGW.

Does Dentist’s Age Discrimination Claim Stand a Chance Under the ADEA?

HR Daily Advisor

Following the committee’s second report, the dean terminated Gabby’s employment. Gabby sued Penn Dental, alleging her discharge constituted age discrimination in violation of the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and Pennsylvania law. The U.S.

The Impact of UK’s Shared Parental Leave Law – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I recently received a question about the United Kingdom’s Shared Parental Leave law. blog would write about UK employment law, it’s simple. Laws in the UK could easily get proposed in the U.S. Why was this new law created?

SHRM Certification: Why Should #HR Pros Pay Attention

HR Bartender

It’s a common comparison. When considering both of these factors, I advise all my colleagues to consider what an employer is looking for when thinking about HR professionals. This represents an unprecedented rate of adoption among employers.

Top Skills of High Performing HR Data Scientists

Visier

Have a firm understanding of labor and employment law considerations. Even in large companies, HR datasets regularly pale in comparison to datasets from other areas and platforms ( e.g. , sales, manufacturing, etc.).

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UPDATED: San Diego Paid Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance Effective July 11, 2016

HRWatchdog

Employers will also need to provide paid sick leave to employees working within the geographic boundaries of the City of San Diego. Employers must post notices in the workplace regarding the ordinance. Erika Pickles, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/HR Adviser.

Proposed Changes to San Diego’s Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance

HRWatchdog

Clarifying language in the ordinance to be more consistent with the state paid sick leave law. CalChamber’s San Diego City Labor Laws poster is available for pre-order by calling (800) 331-8877. Erika Pickles, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/HR Adviser.

Ontario’s Bill 47 puts the minimum wage increase on hold until 2020

Tsheets

A quick review of what the new bill brings to the Employment Standards Act and how the old is new again. Ontario’s labour laws have undergone tectonic changes in the past year. On November 21, Bill 47 received Royal Assent, making it an official act of Parliament and part of the law.

San Diego Makes Changes to City Sick Leave Requirement

HRWatchdog

Beginning September 2, the implementing ordinance will: Allow employers to cap an employee’s total accrual of sick leave at 80 hours. Allow employers to front load no less than 40 hours of sick leave to an employee at the beginning of each benefit year.

New HR Careers Report Unveils Trends in Salaries, Titles, and More

HR Daily Advisor

Given that 75% of jobseekers consider an employer’s brand before applying, an increased score matters not only for employee retention but also talent attraction. According to Namely, 73% of C-Suite HR leaders are women, in comparison to marketing (43%) and technology (27%) leaders.

Labor Commissioner Rules Uber Drivers Are Not Independent Contractors

HRWatchdog

But the award is small in comparison with the larger implications as both Uber and Lyft, another ride service, face larger class action lawsuits in federal court. When the work being done is an integral part of the regular business of the company, it points to an employer/employee relationship. Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/Content.

Taking holiday helps workers recharge – but effects disappear in just a few days, study finds

cipHR

Commenting on the research, David W Ballard, PsyD, MBA, assistant executive director for organisational excellence at the APA, said: “People need time off from work to recover from stress and prevent burnout – but employers shouldn’t rely on the occasional vacation to offset a stressful work environment. Employers can do better.” weeks’ paid holiday per year (employers have the flexibility to include bank holidays as part of this statutory annual leave).

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Addressing workplace grooming policy issues: 8 tips

Insperity

In comparison, dress code is more concerned with what is worn on the body. Keep up with evolving laws and trends. Employment laws are constantly evolving. On an annual basis, make sure all employees review your employment policies and guidelines.

How To Supercharge Your EMAC Reporting And Compliance In 2019

PlanSource

As a business professional, it’s important to stay on top of state-specific employer laws and responsibilities. Each state has different rules and regulations, and you may have more tax responsibilities than employers in other states.

Labor Commissioner Rules Uber Driver Is Not An Independent Contractor

HRWatchdog

But the award is small in comparison with the larger implications as both Uber and Lyft, another ride service, face larger class action lawsuits in federal court. When the work being done is an integral part of the regular business of the company, it points to an employer/employee relationship. Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/Content.

Labor Commissioner Rules Uber Driver Is Not An Independent Contractor

HRWatchdog

But the award is small in comparison with the larger implications as both Uber and Lyft, another ride service, face larger class action lawsuits in federal court. When the work being done is an integral part of the regular business of the company, it points to an employer/employee relationship. Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/Content.

Managing Pay Equity in the Workplace

HR Daily Advisor

Pay equity is getting more attention in the media, and as the public becomes more aware of the pay gap issue, employees are raising questions internally with employers, according to Joseph Beachboard and Lara de Leon of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

5 reasons to pick a local PEO with national resources

Insperity

A number of professional employer organizations offer both: local expertise and presence with the breadth and depth of service you’d expect from a larger, national enterprise. And it’s not only states that have different requirements for employment compliance. For example, up until recently in New Jersey, different cities and townships had their own paid sick leave laws. One of the more recent laws passed there is Ab1008, also known as “Ban the Box.”

Dress code policy: 8 tips to address workplace grooming

Insperity

In comparison, dress code is more concerned with what is worn on the body. Keep up with evolving laws and trends. Employment laws are constantly evolving. As such, it’s critical for your business to stay current about changes and updates to applicable employer-related laws and trends. On an annual basis, make sure all employees review your employment policies and guidelines. Does your business have a dress code policy?

8 mistakes to avoid when buying HR technology

Insperity

You must also keep in mind the following: Get granular in your comparison: Focusing solely on one or two aspects of a particular solution doesn’t provide a holistic view of whether it will meet your company’s needs. How will you ensure compliance as employment laws evolve? As your business grows, so do your human resource needs.

Are Employees Entitled to Leave During an Emergency or Natural Disaster?

HR Daily Advisor

When I was in law school, one of my professors (my ethics professor, no less) advised us that the most reliable way to avoid the inevitable onslaught of distant relations, fair-weather friends, and just-met acquaintances asking for free legal advice was to quickly state, “Oh, I practice criminal law.”

CBO Releases Much-Anticipated Cost Estimate of ACA Repeal/Replace Plan

HR Daily Advisor

By 2026, the CBO estimates, 52 million people would be uninsured, compared with 28 million who would lack insurance that year under the current law. Effect on Employers. What does this all mean for employers?

7 Must-ask Questions When Shopping for a PEO

Insperity

Are you uncertain about how to find the most suitable professional employer organization (PEO) for your company? Are they familiar with the laws governing the cities and states in which you do business? If your company does business in states that have many or complex employment laws, such as California, Massachusetts and New York, it may be beneficial for the PEO you select to be well-versed in the laws of those states.

What's That In Dollars?

Compensation Cafe

To operate successfully on a global basis management needs to understand, to truly believe that each country operates like a separate and sovereign national entity, with distinct economies, taxes, competitiveness, employment laws, culture, statutory benefit requirements, etc. that make a 1:1 comparison with any other country a distortion that will cause you to either over spend or under spend your reward dollars.

Looks like the DOL just put its new salary test on the discount rack

Ohio Employer's Law

While this is certainly good news for employers, I question whether it is good enough. Consider, for example, California, the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory of employment law.

Could a shorter work week boost employee productivity?

Insperity

In comparison, when we truly zone in and focus on just one task, we are generally more productive and can then move on to the next task. However, if you’re considering going this route, a professional employer organization (PEO) or employment law specialist can provide invaluable advice. Download our free e-book: HR outsourcing: A step-by-step guide to professional employer organizations (PEOs ).

8 Must-ask Questions When Shopping for a PEO

Insperity

Are you uncertain about how to find the most suitable professional employer organization (PEO) for your company? Are they familiar with the laws governing the cities and states in which you do business? If your company does business in states that have many or complex employment laws, such as California, Massachusetts and New York, it may be beneficial for the PEO you select to be well-versed in the laws of those states.

Google's 10% Raise: We Don't Care About Our Employees

Evil HR Lady

They will either change their level of participation or change the employer. This is not an apples to apples comparison, guys. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil? Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Need to fire someone? Come to HR.