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For that reason, it’s important for supervisors and managers to understand the basics of employment laws and regulations to maintain proper compliance. At-Will Employment. Any statutory benefits, such as unemployment compensation or other forms of government benefits.

Some Employment Law and Workplace-Related Thoughts Regarding Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You

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He begins to excel at his job, eventually working his way up to becoming a top seller who handles lucrative sales calls for his employer, Regal View Telemarketing. Conferring benefits on employees during a union organizing campaign to induce employees to vote against the union.

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Conference Twitter Primer #SHRM18


Our debut conference Twitter primer for #Unleash18 in Las Vegas was a hit (really, people told us so). Also read our post on Social Marketing Best Practices for HR Conferences and Trade Shows to help your team get up to speed on engaging with conferences socially.

Top HR Conferences to Attend in 2018


HR conferences of course. To help you find the conference that’s right for you, we’ve rounded up the top upcoming HR conferences across the country (Events with an asterisk indicate that Namely will be in attendance—we hope to see you there!) 1. HCI 2018 Workforce Planning & People Analytics Conference Miami, FL | February 27-March 1 Are you tasked with the responsibility of growing your company's workforce this year? Then this is conference for you.

13 HR Conferences to check out in Q1 2020


We wanted to run through 10 great HR conferences in Q1 of next year that you’ll want to put on the calendar (and start convincing your boss to allocate $$$ to): HCI 2020 People Analytics & Workforce Planning Conference. Social Recruiting Strategies Conference.

SHRM Session: 5 Easy Business Practices For Getting Sued

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The HR Daily Advisor was recently at the SHRM’s 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans. Uppal and Balch say that there are plenty of easy ways for employers to get sued. Misidentifying the employer. Getting sued is easy.

Is Travel Time Compensable for Technicians Paid on an Hourly Basis?

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Important questions were addressed regarding the interplay of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the compensability of travel time for nonexempt employees. Under the Portal to Portal Act, normal commuting time is not compensable.

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.

Review of the Trump Administration’s First Year: Aggressive Agency Action

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In this article, we’ll take a look at the various actions by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP). The focus of the OFCCP’s in-depth audits has primarily been compensation, hiring, and steering.

Plan Sponsors Must Now Analyze 401(k) Plan Administration (Part 2)

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Today we will continue to explore the topic, including the definition of compensation and hardship distributions. Compensation Definition. Compensation definitions specify remuneration elements that are either included or excluded when making contribution calculations.

HR Pros Can Be Criminally Liable in Antitrust Cases, Feds Say

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And HR professionals “often are in the best position” to ensure compliance, the organizations said in a new guidance. Issued in late October, the guidance is intended to alert those involved in hiring and compensation decisions to the requirements of federal antitrust laws, the agencies said.

Video: 5 reasons to Request FMLA Recertification from Employee on Leave

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What are the 5 circumstances in which an employer can request FMLA recertification from an employee on leave? Barnsback presented on the topic at a recent Advanced Employment Issues Symposium (AEIS). Leave Management Benefits Compensation Legal Compliance Mike Barnsback

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.

HR Collaboration Strategies at Enterprise 2.0 conference

Strategic HCM

conference in Santa Clara on Tuesday 9th November: Human Resources professionals are at the center of managing the most valuable asset a company possesses - its people - and how to get them to interact and collaborate more effectively.

State Minimum Wage Increases for 2019 (Map)

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per hour, but the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws that are more favorable to employees. Therefore, if a state or municipality has a minimum wage that is higher than the federal minimum, employers subject to the state or local minimum wage law are obligated to pay the higher rate to employees working there. New York: New York City (NYC) large employers (11 or more) $15.00. NYC small employers (10 or fewer) $13.50; increasing to $15 12/31/19.

DOL Issues First Opinion Letters in 9 Years, Provides Clarity on FMLA and FLSA Matters

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Opinion Letters provide valuable guidance to employers, as they deal with real-life, day-to-day issues that employers face in the workplace, not simply legal principles that may be difficult to apply to real world situations. Prince received her law degree from Vermont Law School.

Paying non-exempt employees: How well do you know the rules?


Though the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require rest and/or lunch breaks, many states do require that employers provide employees with rest and/or lunch breaks after a certain number of hours worked. And the possible penalties for being out of compliance with FLSA regulations can run the gamut from complaints to costly lawsuits. Some employers use things like GPS tracking or hour-by-hour reports to monitor their employees. Legal Compliance

Are Your Variable Pay Practices Factoring into the Gender Pay Gap?

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Pay equity isn’t just a matter of “fairness” and doing the right thing—it’s also a compliance issue and a business issue. So, proactive employers either already have or are planning to looking at their pay practices to ensure their employees are being paid fairly.

Managing Pay Equity in the Workplace

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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.

Employee Offboarding: What is Offboarding (Definition) with Offboarding Checklist

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million in restitution, the bulk of which was to compensate his employer for their efforts to restore network access. HR software can also streamline other time-consuming HR tasks such as employee recruitment, hiring, onboarding, payroll, and compliance with employment laws.

5 workplace health and safety tips every business needs to use


Not only is it the right thing to do, it’s the law. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires every employer to provide a workplace that is free from recognized safety hazards. So, you save money on workers’ compensation claims and lost productivity. Other training resources include safety conferences, OSHA and industry associations. Legal Compliance

Natural Disasters: We Texans are ‘100% in Control of Our Response’ to What Happens to Us

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*Editor’s note: The content of this article was originally intended for Texas employers dealing with the repercussions of Hurricane Harvey. I was in my office, watching a streaming press conference from the Houston convention center.

Watch What You Say: HR Manager’s Comments Send Leave Case to Trial

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Five days later, the employer fired her for performance problems, including those listed in the HR manager’s e-mail. The employer’s request for travel receipts also could be evidence of interference, it said, noting that the requirement appeared to be ad hoc. Employer Takeaway.

2019 BCGi Summit: Speaker Spotlight #1

Biddle Consulting

Session Title: Doing Right, The Right Way: Making Lawful Race, Gender & Ethnicity Considerations. In this fast-paced and interactive presentation, OFCCP compliance experts Candee Chambers and John C. He is an across-the-board employment lawyer representing management nationwide.

State Minimum Wage Increases for 2018 (Map)

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per hour, but the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws that are more favorable to employees. Therefore, if a state or municipality has a minimum wage that is higher than the federal minimum, employers subject to the state or local minimum wage law are obligated to pay the higher rate to employees working there. Local laws may require different minimum wage rates. Local laws may require different minimum wage rates.

3 Steps to Protect Information While Leveraging Social Media

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partner with the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP., and editor of Indiana Employment Law Letter —the rise of social media comes with both pros and cons for employers. Garrison cautions employers to slow down and not jump to conclusions.

EU Court Ruling to Shift German Religious Anti-discrimination Policy

Global People Strategist

On April 17, the court ruled that churches in EU member states should abandon their faith-based employment prerequisite when advertising and hiring staff. Germany allows its churches to be autonomous in making their decisions, but this ruling calls into question the legitimacy and integrity of German anti-discrimination laws and their compliance with EU anti-discrimination standards. Egenberger is one of many employees affected by the existing laws in Germany.

Sure, She Works Here. But, Do We Employ Her?

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Brinkerhoff, an associate in the Las Vegas office of law firm Holland & Hart LLP, offered her tips at BLR’s Advanced Employment Issues Symposium, held recently in Las Vegas. Recent Joint-Employer Test—National Labor Relations Board.

RecruitCon 2018: What Does the 2025 Workplace Look Like (Part1)?

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Last week during another conference I attended, a speaker reminded the audience that “the oldest Millennials are 37 years old.” So, fair and competitive compensation and financial incentives do matter to Millennials, as do opportunities for advancement within the organization.

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