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Wage & hour violations, family leave, discrimination, harassment – these topics continue to generate conversation throughout workplaces across the country. At-Will Employment. Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). I-9 Compliance Checklist.

Roadmap to Better HR Compliance

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As employment laws and regulations increase, so does your risk of penalties for non-compliance. Staying compliant with federal, state, and local laws and regulations requires work. Otherwise, unpredictability can lead to mixed results–and compliance suffers.

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Eric’s Wild-n-Crazy HR-Compliance Road Show – Coming atcha!

The Employer Handbook

And I’ll teach you a thing or two about employment law. Two days later, on October 4, I’m presenting an update on the significant changes in 2018 in NJ employment law (e.g.,

The Top HCM Compliance Issues to Watch for in 2018


The HCM world has seen a flurry of recent compliance changes that will continue into 2018. Employers should start planning their responses to this changing landscape over the coming year. Employers should anticipate major tax reform changes in 2018. employers.

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.

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

HR Daily Advisor

The TCJA made several changes to the tax code that eliminated the ability for employers to deduct and employees to exclude from income certain fringe benefits received by the employee. Benefits Employment Law 401(k) income IRS safe harbor

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.

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

HR Daily Advisor

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.

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

HR Daily Advisor

The key to identifying whether travel time during the workday is compensable is determining whether the employees are engaged in travel as part of the employer’s principal activity or for the convenience of the employer. Employers may agree to pay for ordinary commuting time.

EEOC COVID-19 Testing Guidance for Return to Work

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That’s a question that many employers are grappling with today. Meanwhile, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has provided a stream of updates with guidance on COVID-19 testing, which helps clarify what’s allowed under federal equal employment laws.

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.

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.

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

HR Daily Advisor

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). Employment Law Harassment President Donald Trump

My Take: Macroeconomic uncertainty makes a return thanks to the coronavirus


As consumers retreat from malls and airports, as conferences and other events are canceled, businesses are feeling it. Glassdoor’s anonymous review site was first launching in 2008 and didn’t have the influence on employer reputations it has today.

Are paralegals entitled to overtime under the FLSA? Probably.

The Employer Handbook

Last Friday, I had the honor and privilege of presenting at the Philadelphia Association of Paralegals’ Education Conference. We explored discrimination, disability accommodations, family and medical leave. Employers need to be proactive on wage and hour issues.

Sacramento City Ordinance Requires Supplemental Sick Leave, Health and Safety Protocols


As previously reported , the Sacramento City Council recently enacted its Worker Protection, Health, and Safety Act , an emergency ordinance that requires covered employers to provide supplemental paid sick leave for COVID-19-related reasons. Covered Employers/Employees.

Do You Play Favorites at Work? You Should.

HR Daily Advisor

I’m talking about things like discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, and so forth, as well as retaliation against workers who blow the whistle on wrongdoing. and practiced in the Labor & Employment Department at Sidley & Austin, LLP in Chicago.

Taming the Workplace Bully: 10 Signs Your Employees are Being Bullied

HR Daily Advisor

There are effective strategies employers can use to investigate complaints of workplace bullying, according to Karen Michael, Esq. of KarenMichael PLC, a presenter at SHRM’s 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans. Strategic HR employer employment investigation SHRM

5 Steps to Help Employers Stay Compliant with the ADA

HR Daily Advisor

To help ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), there are five steps employers can take, according to Dana Connell of Littler Mendelson, P.C. of employers miss the link between FMLA and ADA when an employee requests leave.

An Employer Toolkit for Reasonable Accommodation

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The two spoke at SHRM’s 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans. Dagit noted that employers need to have tools for reasonable accommodation because one in five Americans has a disability and close to 50% of the population is dealing with a disability directly or indirectly.

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.

WIRTW #365 (the “en français” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

When we attending Norah’s first parent/teacher conference when she was in kindergarten, I remember her French teacher telling us all about the play that would cap their year. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Well, that stinks!

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.

5 Strategies to Reduce the Risk of Workplace Violence Resulting from Termination

HR Daily Advisor

Usually after a termination, the first thing an angry former employee does is call an employment lawyer. Here are five practical steps that employees can take in the termination process to reduce the risk of employment lawsuits and workplace violence. by Stuart Silverman.

Top 100 HR and Recruitment Blogs [by Organic Traffic with Top 3 Articles Each]


This includes general HR blogs, recruiting blogs, talent acquisition blogs, employer branding blogs and more. Compliance. Employer Branding. Employer Branding. HR Management and Compliance. Glassdoor for Employers Blog. Employer Branding Blog.

WIRTW #386 (the “onion” edition)

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via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog Fifth Circuit Establishes “Snapshot” and Contemporaneous Documentation Requirements for Employers — via Laconic Law Blog Alcoholism and the ADA — via Phil Miles’s Lawffice Space Employees Under The Influence: Disabled But Not Unfireable — via Employment Discrimination Report Can a Corporation Pursue a Retaliation Claim? — I’ve the reading the Onion for years.

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

HR Daily Advisor

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.

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

HR Daily Advisor

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.

State Minimum Wage Increases for 2018 (Map)

HR Daily Advisor

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.