Employment law changes to watch in 2021

Insperity

The new calendar year always rings in some employment law changes, and 2021 is no different. All these employment law changes are effective Jan. Federal employment law changes in 2021. Coronavirus-related leave laws. New laws on equal pay.

Are Your Employment Law Policies in Compliance?

HR Counselor's Corner

Employment and labor laws are constantly changing and evolving. Are you confident you’re in compliance? Completing an HR Assessment can ensure legal compliance with federal and state employment laws, regulations and HR best practices. Performing the assessment will not only help you measure risk and legal compliance, but also identify areas in need of process improvements – all of which could threaten the continued success of your business. .

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New Year, New … Employment Laws?

HR Counselor's Corner

As we ring in 2020, with it brings a start to a new decade as well as a number of new employment laws. If you haven’t added employment law compliance to your new year’s resolution list as of yet, here’s some food for thought. . Teachers, practicing lawyers, practicing doctors, and outside salespeople are exempt from these minimums under federal law, though may be subject to state minimums. The post New Year, New … Employment Laws?

Free 2020 Midyear Employment Law White Paper

HRWatchdog

You’ll also learn about court decisions on discrimination, background report disclosures and employee compensation during security screenings, to name a few, as well as other bills in the California Legislature that would expand state leaves of absence laws.

The New HR Rules: Employment law updates for 2020

Business Management Daily

A comprehensive legal and HR compliance update is absolutely essential for keeping up with ever-changing laws and regulations. Here’s what you need to know about employment law changes to stay ahead of the curve. Having family-friendly policies can help let an employer stand out as a desirable place to work. Meanwhile, new laws and novel interpretations of old ones require constant handbook and policy updates. Predictive scheduling laws.

France Changes to Employment Laws

Global People Strategist

Effective as of January 1, 2020, the French Government introduced some changes to its employment laws. Later in the year, they also declared a State of Health Emergency and released a labor law update effective from March 27, 2020. The 2020 French labor law chan ges made the move compulsory and provided a deadline of January 1, 2020. The French Government introduced some major changes to its labor law to protect the rights of employers and employees.

DOL Clarifies Definition of Independent Contractor

SHRM Resources

Contingent Staffing Compensation Compliance Employment LawThe U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule on Jan. 6 clarifying who is an independent contractor versus an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Avoiding Employment Law Problems in China

Global People Strategist

As a whole, the Chinese government has become stricter about the business dealings of foreign companies, making it all the more important for foreign companies to be completely compliant with Chinese labor laws and standards (both national and local standards), while also providing ethical work conditions. Employee handbooks should be updated annually in order to capture any changes to a country’s laws. Current Affairs Global Compliance

Trends in State Employment Law

Affinity HR Group

Many state and local legislatures are taking action in several areas of employment law due to the confusion, sluggishness, and/or inaction on the federal level. Some laws passed are part of long-evolving trends such as restricting inquiries into criminal and pay history, while others are responses to new social movements such as #MeToo. The following is a list of the prevailing laws that are popular. Note that the laws vary and may or may not apply to your business.

Trends in State Employment Law

Affinity HR Group

Many state and local legislatures are taking action in several areas of employment law due to the confusion, sluggishness, and/or inaction on the federal level. Some laws passed are part of long-evolving trends such as restricting inquiries into criminal and pay history, while others are responses to new social movements such as #MeToo. The following is a list of the prevailing laws that are popular. Note that the laws vary and may or may not apply to your business.

Connecticut Employment Laws Business Owners Should Know

Homebase

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. However, remember that our summary is not qualified legal advice, laws are always subject to change, and they can vary from municipality to municipality. . It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. Here are a few Connecticut labor laws every small business owner should know.

Nevada Employment Laws Business Owners Should Know

Homebase

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. However, remember that our summary is not qualified legal advice, laws are always subject to change, and they can vary from municipality to municipality. . It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. Here are a few Nevada labor laws every small business owner should know.

DOL Clarifies Who Is an Independent Contractor in Proposed Rule

SHRM Resources

Contingent Staffing Compensation Compliance Employment LawThe U.S. Department of Labor issued a proposed rule to clarify when a worker is an employee covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act or an independent contractor.

Hot Topics in Employment Law

Paycor

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. According to The National Conference of State Legislatures, at-will employment means that an employer can terminate an employee at any time for any reason, except an illegal one, or for no reason without suffering legal liability. Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).

Colorado Employment Laws Every Business Owner Should Know

Homebase

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. However, remember that our summary is not qualified legal advice, laws are always subject to change, and they can vary from municipality to municipality. . It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. Here are a few Colorado labor laws every small business owner should know.

Employment Laws Every Alabama Business Owner Should Know

Homebase

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. However, remember that our summary is not qualified legal advice, laws are always subject to change, and they can vary from municipality to municipality. . It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. Here are a few employment laws every Alabama small business owner should know.

North Carolina Employment Laws Business Owners Should Know

Homebase

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. However, remember that our summary is not qualified legal advice, laws are always subject to change, and they can vary from municipality to municipality. . It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. Here are a few North Carolina labor laws every small business owner should know.

New Jersey Employment Laws Business Owners Should Know

Homebase

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. However, remember that our summary is not qualified legal advice, laws are always subject to change, and they can vary from municipality to municipality. . It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. Here are a few New Jersey labor laws every small business owner should know.

5 Reasons Why HR Compliance is More Complicated Than Ever

Cisive

Because compliance is changing so quickly on the state and federal level, HR departments are finding it more and more challenging to keep up with current regulations and changes to employment law. A vendor partner can be the HR practitioner’s best support to help navigate the fast-moving legal compliance landscape that includes background screening, reference checks, and employment verification. Non-Compliance in HR is Complicated and Expensive.

Workers’ compensation for remote employees: a guide

Insperity

Do you need to worry about workers’ compensation for remote employees? When your organization adopts or expands a work-from-home policy, it’s a good idea to take a fresh look at your workers’ compensation coverage and processes. What does a workers’ compensation investigation involve?

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

HR Daily Advisor

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. One aspect of the storyline in Sorry to Bother You involves employees at Regal View Telemarketing engaging in work stoppages and picketing in order to obtain concessions from their employer. Terms in agreements that prohibit employees from discussion compensation and other workplace issues may also run afoul of the NLRA.

Secure Your Seat Before These New Laws Events Sell Out

HRWatchdog

A year ago, no one could have imagined the compliance challenges businesses now face in our redefined workplaces. Lawmakers responded with Governor Gavin Newsom signing COVID-19-related bills into law — some that went into effect immediately and others that start on January 1, 2021.

What to Expect for HR Compliance in 2018

ClearCompany HRM

As the new year rapidly approaches, it’s time to start thinking about compliance. To help you navigate, we’ve compiled a quick list of HR compliance subjects your department should be aware of as we head into 2018: Overview of 2017 Rulings Taking Effect in 2018. We summarized some here: State Law Overtime Rules: California -. Minimum salary level required for large New York employers (11 or more employees) will be $975 as of December 31, 2017. Compliance Resources.

Form I-9 Compliance

HR Counselor's Corner

The federal government’s Form I-9, that is used to verify workers’ employment eligibility, has expired on August 31, 2019. According to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, until further notice, employers should continue using the form that has a revision date of 7/17/17. The agency has directed employers to continue using the current version of the form despite the expiration date until a revised version is available.

Seasonal Employment Laws: What You Need to Know for 2019

Zenefits

If you are hiring seasonal workers to help out for the busy holiday season, you might be wondering what the law requires of employers with regard to temporary employees. Q: Which employment and taxation laws apply to seasonal jobs? Employers still need to withhold for the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) , Social Security, Medicare, and income taxes from seasonal employees’ paychecks. Q: How many hours per week is considered full-time employment?

Not Too Late to Learn About Employment Law Updates for 2015

HRWatchdog

Continuing its tradition, California rings in the new year with changes to employment laws. Did you also know that employers can now be accountable for wage-and-hour violations when they use staffing agencies or other labor contractors to hire workers? Fortunately, it’s not too late to learn more about these and other noteworthy new laws. In fact, anyone with employees in California will benefit from our employment law experts’ compliance guidance.

Staying Ahead of State Compliance Changes

CIC Plus

We can’t blame you if navigating through the complicated patchwork of state employment laws at times feels like white water rafting through the roaring rapids. For employers with operations in multiple states, this can leave you feeling like you’ve left shore without a paddle.

Navigating the legal questions of workplace returns

HRExecutive

But that will be easier said than done, as employers must proceed with caution, according to some employment law experts. Sara Jodka, a member of the Dickinson Wright law firm in Columbus, OH, says perhaps the No. 1 legal challenge for HR and employers will be managing the situation should employees not want to return for one reason or another. In particular, they worried about leave-of-absence issues, unsafe working conditions and workers’ compensation.

Supreme Court Won't Resolve Pay Discrimination Dispute Over Salary History

SHRM Resources

Employment Law Compensation Compliance InterviewingOn July 2, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the Ninth Circuit's decision in. Rizo v. Yovino. The federal Equal Pay Act (EPA) requires "equal pay for equal work regardless of sex," subject to four exceptions.

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

Insperity

There are potential changes to several other employer-related laws that you may need to prepare for. In order to avoid paying overtime compensation, many employers are misclassifying their employees as independent contractors or exempt. If the Department of Labor (DOL) finds out, noncompliant employers could face substantial penalties. How to Properly Classify Your Workers and Ensure Compliance. Changes in marijuana laws.

Your Due Diligence HR Compliance Checklist

HR Digest

This year’s continuing focus on the pandemic and growing concerns over business disruptions means your company needs to make sure its HR policies and procedures cover all areas of HR Compliance thoroughly. HR Compliance Checklist. HR Compliance Posters. Company Compliance.

Labor Department Releases Final Joint-Employer Rule

SHRM Resources

Department of Labor announced a final rule narrowing the definition of "joint employer" under the Fair Labor Standards Act and providing clarity to businesses about franchise and contractor relationships. Contingent Staffing Critical Evaluation Compensation Compliance Employment Law Policies and PracticesThe U.S.

Coronavirus Compliance Updates: What Your HR Department Needs to Know

ClearCompany Recruiting

As remote work becomes the norm and employers are faced with layoffs and furlough scenarios, there are many regulations being put in place to protect businesses and their employees. At ClearCompany, we are continuing to monitor the rapid changes in the workforce with regard to business regulations and conditions of employment. This article covers the process for employers who plan to onboard employees using remote verification. SHRM Employment Law.

Pay Transparency Requirements: Are You in Compliance?

HR Daily Advisor

If you are a regular reader of hr.blr.com, you know that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP’s) final pay transparency rule took effect on January 11, 2016. The post Pay Transparency Requirements: Are You in Compliance? Compensation Employment Law OFCCP pay pay transparencyBy Susan Schoenfeld, JD.

Compliance Issues, #MeToo Movement Impact Employers

HRWatchdog

Do you have the same compliance concerns as the employers in this survey? Over the past year, employerscompliance challenges increased significantly thanks to both an uptick in federal employment law enforcement, and the growing “patchwork” of state and local requirements, according to the 2019 Littler Annual Employer Survey. The survey, released May 8, found that employers’ primary concern is the U.S.

Coronavirus Q&A

HR Counselor's Corner

Employers should send the employee home and require them to stay home until they are able to return under CDC guidance. Employers should review the CDC’s website for guidance. If an employee tests positive, the employer should also consider notifying other employees who may have been exposed at work, but maintain the confidentiality of the employee who tested positive. A good CDC reference for employers can be found here: [link].

4 Labor and Employment Law Changes to Keep an Eye on in 2015

Insperity

There are potential changes to several other employer-related laws that you may need to prepare for. In order to avoid paying overtime compensation, many employers are misclassifying their employees as independent contractors or exempt. If the Department of Labor (DOL) finds out, noncompliant employers could face substantial penalties. How to Properly Classify Your Workers and Ensure Compliance. Changes in marijuana laws. Ban the Box” laws.

House Passes Legislation to Restrict Employer Use of Wage History Information

Cisive

Section 10 of the bill would amend the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to restrict the ability of covered employers to consider wage history information during the hiring process. The bill is, however, another indication of legislative interest in restricting the use of salary history information as part of the pre-employment process. The post House Passes Legislation to Restrict Employer Use of Wage History Information appeared first on.

Employment Laws: What You Need to Know About Medical and Disability-Related Leave

FingerCheck

If you’re an employer, are you up-to-date and in-the-know about the laws that govern how you’re required to handle medical and disability-related employee leave? Here at FingerCheck, we want to help you catch up on your need-to-know compliance requirements as fast as possible, especially when it pertains to our territory, time and attendance. There are other employers that may be covered under the FMLA — see the Employer Guide for more details. .

If you don’t have a Chief Human Resources Officer you’re behind the curve

Business Management Daily

The HR department is responsible for hiring, managing employee benefits , ensuring labor law compliance, and a myriad of other responsibilities. Compensation and benefits. Employment Law Labor Laws

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