Guide to mandatory overtime: Can you force employees to work long hours?

Homebase

Most business owners don’t want to ask their employees to work overtime, but sometimes it’s necessary when the unexpected happens. To avoid any misunderstandings between you and your team, it’s important to address the question: Is mandatory overtime legal? Learn more.

Holiday Parties and Harassment

HR Counselor's Corner

It’s that time of the year again when companies are throwing holiday parties to thank their employees and celebrate the season! But with holiday parties come the potential for a few legal pitfalls for employers. Ditch the open bar!

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What the heck is ‘bleisure’ and how could your company get sued over it?

The Employer Handbook

’ Ironically, my lack of focus led me to click “ Has the era of ‘bleisure’ begun? And since the post was only about 75 words, I managed to read all of it. If the bleisure trip is brief, then this won’t be much of an issue. Wage and hour implications.

NY Sets Up Workplace Sexual Harassment Hotline, Forbids Release of Personnel Files

Zenefits

New York workers will have access to a free, state-run sexual harassment hotline on July 14. The confidential line will connect workers to New York attorneys. Democratic governor Kathy Hochul signed the bill on March 16, 2022. Employers had to: Create a sexual harassment policy.

Protect Your Restaurant from Wage and Hour Violations

Paycor

The hospitality industry (particularly restaurants) faces more wage and hour violations than any other industry. In fact, throughout 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) received over 7,000 wage and hour claims from the hospitality industry, recovering more than $483 million in back wages for employees for issues like off-the-clock work, failure to pay overtime wages and misclassifying employees.

How Serious are OFCCP Equal Pay Penalties? Very.

Trusaic

The Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) just won a significant equal pay victory against WMS Solutions, LLC, a staffing company focusing on asbestos abatement. In its recent decision, a judge within the U.S. The remainder is to remedy systemic hiring discrimination.

What your business can do NOW to prepare for the DOL ‘Blacklisting’ rules and guidance.

The Employer Handbook

In 2014, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. Folks like me on the management-side refer to this Order as the Blacklisting rules. In general terms (I’ll get a little more specific below), the Blacklisting rules require prospective federal contractors and subcontractors to disclose anything that may appear on a laundry list of labor-and-employment-law faux pas. Who is covered by the Blacklisting rules? So, the U.S.

Compliance Issues, #MeToo Movement Impact Employers

HRWatchdog

Do you have the same compliance concerns as the employers in this survey? Over the past year, employers’ compliance 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.

5 new California laws for 2018 that could affect all HR pros soon

HR Morning

With the new year came new rules for California employers. And even if you don’t do business in the Golden State, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with these new regulations, which could wind up affecting your state sooner rather than later. . Once a conditional job offer is made, the employer may ask about any convictions, and decide whether the nature and gravity of such an offense would conflict with the duties of the position.

Governor Signs New Employment Laws for 2019

HRWatchdog

Governor Jerry Brown signed several key employment law bills that businesses need to be aware of for the coming year. With a few strokes of his pen on September 30th, 2018, the last day to sign or veto bills, Governor Jerry Brown altered the landscape for California employers in a number of significant ways. Here are some of the new laws taking effect in January 2019 that employers should anticipate: Assembly Bills.

What your business can do NOW to prepare for the DOL ‘Blacklisting’ rules and guidance.

The Employer Handbook

In 2014, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. Folks like me on the management-side refer to this Order as the Blacklisting rules. In general terms (I’ll get a little more specific below), the Blacklisting rules require prospective federal contractors and subcontractors to disclose anything that may appear on a laundry list of labor-and-employment-law faux pas. Who is covered by the Blacklisting rules? So, the U.S.

HR for restaurants explained

Homebase

If you’re the owner or operator of a growing restaurant, you’re probably no stranger to working with tight budgets and narrow profit margins. . Restaurants need HR to help them manage everything from restaurant staffing, scheduling, compensation, payroll, and compliance. Learn more.

Lineman Claims His Overtime, Training Opportunities Were Derailed On Basis of Race

HR Daily Advisor

An African-American railroad worker alleged that he was denied overtime and certain training due to race discrimination. His employer denied the allegations. In 1997, Amtrak hired “Luke” as a signal helper and then promoted him in 2001 to lineman in the company’s Electric Traction Department. Some of his responsibilities in that position included construction, installation, and repairs of the overhead catenary system. Luke initially worked the first shift—from 6 a.m.

Pat yourselves on the back, employers. EEOC Charges dipped to a new 27-year low!!!??

The Employer Handbook

Y’all must work in the most compliant workplace in America. Speaking of which… Last Friday, the U.S. Specifically, the charge numbers show the following breakdowns by bases alleged, in descending order: Retaliation: 39,110 (53.8 in the previous year.

How HR is Managing Rising Inflation in Startups & Scaleups

AIHR

This is the series for HR Professionals and business leaders who want to future-proof their organization and learn about the latest trends & insights from industry experts, CHROs, and thought leaders. In fact, yesterday was the two-year anniversary of Figures weirdly enough.

Two Compliance Issues every HR professional should know and teach to managers

OmegaHR Solutions

I have come across a number of “must-know” lists in the past couple of weeks. Perhaps this is an artifact of the time of year, getting a fresh start phenomenon. These are the things that I think all good professionals must know. Most of us know this as the EEOC laws. The prime law is the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which covered race, religion, color, sex and national origin. HR professionals need to be on the constant lookout for racial discrimination.

Bad Publicity Leads to Recruiting Challenges

HRWatchdog

Many well-known companies are making news lately for alleged employment violations, including sexual harassment allegations, wage-and-hour violations and independent contractor issues. Besides the human cost to the employees involved and the monetary costs to the company, such as legal fees, potential fines, penalties or other damages and decreased productivity, one other large cost affects companies: damage to company brand.

5 Compliance Challenges for Hybrid Workplaces

Zenefits

One distinct benefit is that it delivers the best of both worlds — meaning employees sometimes work onsite and sometimes remotely. In fact, studies show that “Workers prefer a hybrid model 83% of the time.” Among other things, these obligations often revolve around: Wages and hours.

3 Steps to Protect Information While Leveraging Social Media

HR Daily Advisor

The number of companies maintaining a corporate presence on social media rose from 34% in 2008 to 77% in 2013 according to SHRM Survey Findings: Social Networking Website and Recruiting/Selection. According to the survey, social media is primarily used to attract passive job candidates, but, according to Brian R. partner with the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP., Garrison advises that the guidelines or policies should not just be stuck in the employee handbook.

Employment, Labor Laws, and Regulations in Cuba 2022

Global People Strategist

The current state of employment, labor laws and regulations in Cuba is a bit ambiguous. That being said, there are some aspects of the law that are clear-cut and will not likely change anytime soon. Minimum Wage. The following is a summary of these laws and regulations.

HR Compliance: A Practical Guide

AIHR

A dedicated Human Resources Compliance team or an appointed HR employee is responsible for navigating various federal and state laws and regulations to mitigate the company’s legal risk. In this case, your company must be aware of the rules set by these unions and adhere to them.

20 Essential HR Policies Every Company Must Cover

Netchex HR Blog

The HR compliance landscape is continually evolving. Since people are undoubtedly complicated, companies need numerous HR policies to manage the way people work and clarify your expectations for employee behavior, performance, and development. What is the purpose of HR policies?

How to Build an HR Department: A Practical Manual

Analytics in HR

Getting HR right from the start has a massive impact on the success of an organization. Maybe your organization hasn’t had an HR department and has been doing just the bare minimum to get along. Explore the state of HR in your organization 2.

How Much Do Employee Benefits Cost Per Employee?

Helpside

Between training, wages, taxes, workers’ compensation, and other onboarding costs, a new employee may be a significant cost to your company, though good employees are frequently worth more than the upfront cost. Every year the Bureau of Labor Statistics from the U.S.

August Legal Updates

ComplianceHR

If you’re an existing ComplianceHR client, you can access these updates and robust links to learn more about each of these changes through the PolicySmart solution. The below list contains August Legal Updates, which have been added to the PolicySmart solution in the last month.

How Construction Companies Can Do HR Better

FingerCheck

Does HR in the construction industry differ from HR in other industries? Yes, it does because construction is inherently risky and safety is crucial in the construction industry. While hiring is the top HR issue in the construction industry, that is only the tip of the iceberg.

HR Glossary of Terms

Zenefits

ATS, employee handbook, HRIS, workers’ comp … there are plenty of acronyms and terms in the HR world to know and stay on top of. Sometimes you need a glossary on hand when you’re stuck trying to remember a definition, or you’re wanting to learn some new terminology.

How to write an employee handbook effectively

Homebase

Employees can use them to answer questions they may have around vacation time, wage and hour policies, and more. . The reasons vary for why business owners who don’t have an employee handbook have not yet considered creating one. Give a brief history of the company. Hours.

A Comprehensive Employee Handbook Outline

ComplianceHR

These articles are developed from the ComplianceHR whitepaper: What Should Be Included In Your Employee Handbook, download it here. The contents of your employee handbook will vary depending on your company size, industry, and culture. Purpose of the employee handbook. Training.

Embracing Gender Diversity in the Workplace for a better tomorrow

Pragna Technologies

In each case, the customers are more diverse than the people serving them, which don’t bode well for understanding their needs. To better serve your customers, it’s important to cultivate gender diversity within the work. Gender diversity doesn’t imply that an organization should have a 50/50 mix of males and females for every position in the company. However, it does mean that all the roles should have a fair representation of both sexes at every level in the company.

HR Policies: The Essential Guide + 15 Examples

Primalogik

We’ll now discuss the what, why, and how in more depth. The Importance of HR Policies. HR Policies Required by Law in Canada and the US. The Importance of HR Policies. HR policies affect everything from compensation to how you combat discrimination. Harassment.

What is ‘Quiet Quitting’ and What Can HR Do About It?

Netchex HR Blog

The term should be on every HR professional and manager’s radar. Quiet quitting has always been part of the relationship between companies and employees. Though TikTok has brought it into the public mind in recent weeks, the general idea of quiet quitting isn’t new.

August Legal Updates

ComplianceHR

If you’re an existing ComplianceHR client, you can access these updates and robust links to learn more about each of these changes through the PolicySmart solution. The below list contains August Legal Updates, which have been added to the PolicySmart solution in the last month.

5 Common HR Horrors to Avoid

Extensis

Unfortunately, the adage, “you don’t know what you don’t know,” rings true for many SMB employers. Ghouls and goblins aren’t the only ones serving up scares this spooky season. Even the business with the best intentions can succumb to these frights. The worst part?

A guide to the new California labor laws in 2021

Homebase

The new year brings new legislation across the US, and this includes California labor laws. Some of the regulations signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom aim to prevent COVID-19 exposure in the workplace. The extension will expire on January 1, 2022. .

HR for Startups: A Guide to Setting Up the HR Function

AIHR

The short answer is yes ; startups do need HR. They take on several jobs and tasks, including Human Resources, despite having no proper HR training. The problem is that this leads to great disharmony within the team, which is a significant contributor to the failure of startups.

Which state laws apply to remote employees

Business Management Daily

During the pandemic, many businesses allowed their employees to work from home as a matter of safety. Now, remote work has become the norm. However, it can be tough to navigate the switch from a compliance perspective, particularly when it comes to out-of-state remote staff members.

Top 5 Compliance Concerns for Remote Employees

Tandem HR

After you’ve determined which roles are eligible for flexible work arrangements, consider the impact of federal, state, and local laws to protect your company against litigation or fines. Wages and hours. Establish guidelines and provide training for home office safety measures.

Trending Topics on the Labor Law Helpline: Halloween Parties, Listening to Music in the Workplace and More

HRWatchdog

However, Halloween parties in particular can create problems in the workplace, Roberts says. One issue employers should be aware of, Savage says, is the workplace safety concerns created by costumes. But what happens if an employee refuses to sign the acknowledgment?

Restaurant compliance explained: Rules and regulations you need to know

Homebase

The restaurant business comes with a lot of responsibilities and distractions. That makes it easy to let administrative tasks, HR matters, and even restaurant compliance concerns fall by the wayside. . Give your team the tools they deserve. Learn more. Learn more.