Employment Law 2020: Are You Prepared and Protected?

Ultimate Software

It’s a brand-new decade, and employment law changes are occurring at a breakneck speed right alongside technological innovation. Trends and best practices in employment law have evolved dramatically in recent years, and it can be hard for HR practitioners to keep up.

The 5 Employment Laws Every Manager Must Know

Cornerstone On Demand

Employment law is complicated and can have big repercussions for your company if employees fail to adhere to it—either out of ignorance or neglect. million to settle a lawsuit over unpaid overtime—a violation of employment law. Still, both can be required by law.

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New employment laws to watch in 2020


Every new year brings new employment laws, and 2020 is no different. There are some big changes employers need to know about at the federal, state and local levels. Many of those new rules have 2020 deadlines that employers must comply with. Pay equity laws.

Iowa Employment Laws Business Owners Should Know


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. It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. Employment Discrimination.

4 key steps to maintaining HR compliance


These days, managing HR compliance is like a game of Whac-A-Mole. As soon as you master an employment law in one jurisdiction, another one pops up. Develop a System for Staying Abreast of Labor Laws. Labor laws—and our understanding of them—are changing too frequently.

Upcoming Changes in Poland’s Labor and Employment Law

Global People Strategist

The Polish legislature is currently working on a couple of labor and employment laws that will take effect in 2019 and possibly ring in a new era of HR in Poland. Notably, the use of both monitoring services is strictly restricted, to be used by employers only when necessary.

A Refresher Course on FMLA Return-to-Work

HR Daily Advisor

In my opinion, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) remains one of the most (if not the most) difficult employment laws to administer. The federal regulations are lengthy and detail-oriented, setting forth various compliance deadlines, rules, and (of course) exceptions.

The Seven Biggest HCM Compliance Issues of 2017


As we wrap up 2017, it is time to reflect on the year’s major compliance issues in the human capital management world. Below is a summary of the important compliance issues along with highlights of where changes took place over the course of the year. Fair Scheduling Laws.

A Ship With No Captain Means No Change in Course

HR Daily Advisor

Cheryl Stanton, who is currently the executive director of South Carolina’s Department of Employment and Workforce, was nominated for the position in September 2017. The agency began by reissuing several opinion letters that were withdrawn in early 2009 by the Obama administration, and it has recently issued a couple of new opinion letters as well as a new position paper addressing the joint employment of household domestic workers. As of press time, the U.S.

2018 Compliance Trends That HR Professionals Should Know

HR Daily Advisor

HR had a tumultuous year when it came to compliance and regulations. Deadlines were changed, employers were confused, and health care gave everyone a headache. Employers Will Stay the Course More Seriously. Employment Law HR Management 2018 ACA HR professionals payroll

The Changing Landscape of 401(k) Compliance

HR Topics

The SECURE Act, which was signed into law December 20, 2019, will significantly impact the 401(k) landscape. The idea is to allow smaller employees to enter the 401(k) arena with simpler compliance and cost requirements. Tax credit if automatic enrollment is adopted by the employer.

Improve your labor law compliance for 2020


The Department of Labor (DOL) requires that employers post certain notices in their workplaces in order to ensure employees have access to information about their rights. Use these resources to help make sure you're up-to-date on posters and record-keeping compliance!

Why creating a culture of HR compliance could reduce risk


While you can never shield yourself from every negative outcome, creating a culture of HR compliance can protect you and your company from many common business risks. That’s where a culture of HR compliance comes in. For more grave or gratuitous offenses, employers can also be jailed.

4 tricky areas of employer compliance

Genesis HR Solutions

If you’re conducting business in multiple work states, you can count on the fact that you’ll have to deal with more challenges than a single-state employer. In this article, we examine four common—but tricky—areas of employer compliance you should be aware of (and what to do about them).

Bring Your Questions: Back-to-Back HR Compliance Training in Costa Mesa


Leaves of Absence: Make sense of even the more difficult-to-resolve issues related to leaves of absence (and the required documentation and tracking), especially when leaves are intermittent or when California, federal and local laws overlap.

Global Business: Ask the Experts Webinar Series

Global Upside

As a Global Business Advisor at Global Upside, Shane supports businesses as they expand into new countries with entity set up, compliance, payroll, HR and accounting services. Global Business: Ask the Experts Webinar Series. April 8th, 2020 at 11:00 am PST.

New California Law Requires Sexual Harassment Training for all Employees

HR Daily Advisor

Effective January 1, 2019, employers in California with 5 or more employees (or independent contractors) must provide sexual harassment training to all employees (SB 1343). The deadline for compliance with initial training is January 1, 2020.

Does That Law Apply to Me? Sick Leave Laws Raise Questions for Out-of-State Employers

HR Daily Advisor

Maryland is now the ninth state to have enacted a paid sick leave law. In fact, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan promptly created, by Executive Order , a Small Business Regulatory Assistance office to smooth the transition and help Maryland employers comply with the new law.

6 Compliance Training FAQs Answered for Your Business


Thorough compliance training can go a long way toward preventing these incidents. And when harassment or discrimination does happen inside the walls of your business, prior compliance training will have already helped you meet your responsibilities and manage your liability as an employer.

Turns Out, There Is Political Discrimination and Harassment Too


Seven or so years ago, I was asked to teach a course for a client regarding discrimination and harassment prevention. Laws prohibiting political affiliation discrimination differ depending on location and on public or private sector employment.

How To Supercharge Your EMAC Reporting And Compliance In 2019


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. How Do I Maintain EMAC Compliance?

What is GINA? The federal discrimination law you need to know.

Business Management Daily

The federal law has been around for a decade, yet many employers still don’t know exactly how to comply. GINA essentially bars using genetic information in employment decisions and bars acquiring genetic information improperly. How do employers acquire genetic information?

Trump this: 5 bold predictions for how he’ll impact HR

HR Morning

Here you’re going to get five bold predictions on what President Trump likely will do that will impact HR professionals and their employers. . Here are five bold predictions for how Trump will change the HR/employment landscape: 1.

Fine, Be a Bigot


” She was, of course, suggesting that I present a kinder, more gentler me. You see, unless a client is offering these courses as a preventative measure, the classes are typically in response to a complaint or lawsuit.

HIPAA audits on the rise: The violation you need to focus on now

HR Morning

That was the stark warning given by Employment Attorney Jason Sheffield at the 29th Annual Benefits Forum & Expo in Nashville. Part of the problems is the out-of-sight, out-of-mind mentality that’s pervasive among many employers. So what should employers do?

Emphasize Exempt Duties in Your Job Descriptions for Exempt Positions

HR Daily Advisor

The FLSA generally requires employers to pay at least minimum wage and overtime compensation to nonexempt employees. If an employee qualifies for either exemption, her employer is not required to pay her minimum wage and overtime compensation. Employment Law Accurate Job Descriptions

Employers get PAID: But is DOL’s new program as good as it sounds?

HR Morning

When it comes to FLSA enforcement, the notion of a more employer-friendly DOL is quite foreign to HR pros. Employer benefits. Of course, not everybody is so keen on this program.

ACA repeal bill nixed: What’s next for healthcare reform, employers?

HR Morning

Where does that leave employers, and what can they expect next? . For starters, it leaves employers with the ACA and everything that comes with it … the employer mandate … the reporting requirements … the whole enchilada.

With Trump Win, Employment Initiatives in Question

HR Daily Advisor

Recent employment initiatives from the Obama administration could be in jeopardy under Donald Trump’s presidency, but employers still need to comply with those laws and regulations for now, says one expert. “In Trump’s promise for immigration reform also could affect employers.

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.,

Friday Five: What Will Trump Do First?


Here is your Friday Five: My 2 cents on President-Elect Trump’s impact on HR-compliance in 2017. Top 10 Workplace Law Developments To Expect From The Trump Presidency. HR economy employment law immigration

6 Compliance Training FAQs Answered for Your Business


Thorough compliance training can go a long way toward preventing these incidents. And when harassment or discrimination does happen inside the walls of your business, prior compliance training will have already helped you meet your responsibilities and manage your liability as an employer. Here are the answers to six of the most frequently asked questions about workplace compliance training. Why is it important to provide HR compliance training?

Protecting Data from Departing Employees (or Why I Love Auditing and Access Restrictions)

HR Daily Advisor

Clearly, employees must be able to collect, access, and use company data in the ordinary course of business. The bad news is those that have not probably have more significant concerns than departing employees because they are likely not in compliance with some U.S.

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Supreme Court’s Action On ‘Travel Ban’ Eases Some Employer Concerns

HR Daily Advisor

Supreme Court’s decision to allow a limited form of President Donald Trump’s “travel ban” to take effect means people from the affected countries who work for employers in the United States are probably exempt from the ban. Employment Law President TrumpThe U.S.

Supreme Court Ruling Allows ‘Travel Ban’ Executive Order to Take Limited Effect

HR Daily Advisor

As for entities, the relationship must be formal, documented, and formed in the ordinary course …,” such that students who have been admitted to an American university would have such a relationship. Jones, JD is a Senior Legal Editor for BLR’s human resources and employment law publications.