Tis the Season for Employment Law Compliance

Tandem HR

With all of the upcoming holidays, employers may be wondering if they are legally obligated to offer employees paid time off for any of them. Is there an employment law compliance or any obligations regarding cultural holidays and religious beliefs? Here’s what business owners need to know: Contrary to popular belief, there are no federal or state laws requiring employers to give paid time off for holidays. Does this law apply to every business?

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. Employees who code-switch may perform well in their jobs. However, the fact that employees engage in code-switching is largely thought to result from implicit biases. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) provides broad protections for employees seeking to improve compensation and working conditions.

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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. Employee Files and Records. Benefits.

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. Employee experience. Compensation and benefits. Employees want to feel that. Employment Law Labor Laws

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This CHRO approaches health and wellness with a legal mindset

HRExecutive

She relied on that employment law background when she became manager of labor relations at Northwell Health—New York’s largest private employer with 74,000 employees. But we also had to look at employee experience.

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M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals and Trending #HotInHR News

Advos

Our weekly recap of fundings, mergers & acquisition, partnership and other interesting news from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace. in Series B Funding to Transform Employee Service Experiences Through AI-Driven Automation. Commuty, a provider of a smart parking solution for employers to manage parking spots, raised €500k in funding. The Employer Branding Strategies Conference.

9 FMLA record keeping requirements employers need to know

HR Morning

When an employee goes on FMLA leave, it can pay to double-check that your FMLA record keeping processes are up to snuff, should your FMLA administration/processes ever be called into question. . Employment law attorneys recommend periodic internal audits of all record keeping practices. That way, if there’s ever a dispute, you’ll be able to produce the required documentation — not to mention stay in compliance with federal laws.

California Secretary of Labor Headlines 2019 CalChamber HR Symposium

HRWatchdog

Handling HR compliance in California is a big job, even for the most experienced HR professionals. Su, Secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency — appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom in January of 2019 to serve as his cabinet advisor on labor issues and employment programs for workers and businesses throughout California. General CalChamber HR Symposium California labor laws employment laws HR Symposium Huntington Beach Julie A.

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. Additionally, the FMLA may intersect with a variety of employer-provided leaves and policies, including those for short- or long-term disabilities. Many state FMLA laws follow the federal FMLA almost verbatim.

M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals and Trending #HotInHR News

Advos

Our weekly recap of fundings, mergers & acquisition, partnership and other interesting news from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace. Employee Communications and Engagement Provider Poppulo Raises $35M in Funding. Compliance Management Software Provider GAN Integrity Raises $15M in Series B Funding. Recruiting and Employment Solutions Provider TransForce Acquires Drive360 Logistics.

Plan Sponsors Must Now Analyze 401(k) Plan Administration (Part 1)

HR Daily Advisor

When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed into law December 22, 2017, several proposed changes to the federal tax code that would have affected tax-qualified retirement plans were dropped. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) periodically has issued model special tax notices that meet the requirements of Code Section 402(f) as well as updates to those models to reflect changes in the law. Benefits Employment Law law tax withholding TCJA termination of employment

What? HR consulting firm to pay $1M for violating OT regs

HR Morning

Talk about embarrassing: A California-based HR consulting company will pay $1 million in back overtime wages and damages combined to hundreds of employees after a U.S. for failing to pay time-and-a-half to 267 employees who worked more than 40 hours per week. Apparently, the company tripped up on the cardinal rule of classifying employees: Simply putting an employee on salary doesn’t mean that employee’s ineligible for OT.

DOL Fiduciary Rule Officially Vacated by Appellate Court; SEC Seen Receiving Baton on Adviser Oversight

HR Daily Advisor

As reported, the five-part test in place since 1975 has been called back into action for determining fiduciary status for investment advisers and other retirement plan service providers working with Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) plans and individual retirement accounts (IRAs). The SEC’s proposed rules “are intended to supplant the Fiduciary Rule,” according to another June 22 client bulletin, from the employee benefits team at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.

ACA ruling: You can now get sued for reducing employees’ hours

HR Morning

district court ruling is a real game-changer for employers — and not in a good way. Turns out, you CAN now be sued for simply reducing an employee’s hours. . Here’s the deal: If an employee can show that your intent in reducing his or her hours was to deny the person access to some benefit or right he or she would’ve otherwise been entitled to, you can be sued. The employees sued under ERISA Section 510. This U.S.

EEO-1 changes: Employers just caught a major break

HR Morning

” As reported by Robin Shea on the excellent Employment & Labor Insider, a blog by the Constangy, Brooks, Smith and Prophete LLP law firm. ‘A victory for common sense’ The announcement came from Randel Johnson, the VP of Labor, Immigration and Employee Benefits at the U.S. The new EEO-1, which would have have required for employers with more than 100 employees, was slated to be due for the first time on March 31, 2018.

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

HR Daily Advisor

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. Generally, federal antitrust laws govern competition among businesses. This applies to recruiting, compensation, benefits and even job opportunities, according to DOJ and FTC.

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. For example, before 2018, the Code allowed an above-the-line deduction (meaning the amount is excluded from adjusted gross income rather than being an itemized deduction) for employees who incurred moving expenses. Benefits Employment Law 401(k) income IRS safe harbor

Bridging Borders

HRO Today

International employment laws and regulations vary widely—even among the countries within the EMEA region. Whilst companies may wish to view their businesses as covering a unified EMEA region, employment law means that such unity can only ever be superficial. Even without the complexities of Brexit, deploying a consistent set of employment policies can seem impossible. Employers may have difficulty justifying those variations in employee benefits,” he says.

Employee Benefits Q&A: Can Employers Just Give Employees Money to Purchase Their Own Health Insurance?

HR Daily Advisor

While it’s unlikely that employee benefits law will ever form the basis of an edge-of-your-seat Hollywood thriller— ERISA Extreme , anyone?—the The ongoing, and ever-changing, saga over the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has certainly kept benefits nerds, like me, glued to the news. Despite all the high-stakes uncertainty, there are a few constants for employers. employers that are not subject to the ACA’s play-or-pay penalties).

Department of Labor Programs Small Businesses Should Know About

Zenefits

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) oversees a variety of federal employment laws — including wages and hours, overtime pay , employee benefits, and occupational safety. Employers are expected to follow these regulations, and can face penalties for noncompliance.

The Global Merger: Managing Employee Transitions of a Worldwide Scale

Global Upside

Read this case study to learn about how Global Upside helped our Client successfully navigate: Legal entity formation/professional employer organization (PEO) setup. Multi-country employee benefits procurement. Employment contracts and employment law compliance.

Study: HR pros stressed about changing regs, but not where you’d think

HR Morning

While employers are keeping a close eye on ACA-repeal efforts and other changes under the new administration, they’re most concerned about what’s happening in their own backyards. That’s one of the key findings from The Littler Annual Employer Survey, 2017 , which surveyed 1,229 in-house counsel, HR pros and execs. The study found the new or amended labor and employment requirements at the state and local levels posed a compliance challenge for 79% of employers.

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DACA Deadline Still Important Despite Court Rulings

HR Daily Advisor

With the calendar hitting March 5­—the original date for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to begin winding down—employers need to consider the date’s impact on their workforce. Although two different federal courts have issued rulings temporarily blocking DACA’s phaseout, many employees benefiting from the program are still likely to see their work authorization expire. Meaning for Employers. What Employers Should Do.

Andrew Wilson Named Head of Private Equity and M&A Practice

Global Upside

Andrew specializes in mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs with strong expertise in international employment law, human resources, payroll/benefits, finance, and operations support. We offer a comprehensive solution spanning operational needs, due diligence, and employee needs.

Is a PEO Right for Your Next Merger and Acquisition?

GlobalUpside

Leveraging a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) can instantly improve the overall success of an international Merger and Acquisition. For instance, each country has specific laws and regulations, such as data privacy for both employees and clients. Compliance.

Review of the Trump Administration’s First Year: Surprising and Controversial Moves

HR Daily Advisor

In part one of this article series, we’ll take a look at the reversals of some Obama-era Executive Orders, as well as other surprising actions the Trump Administration has taken in regard to employment law. The most important actions in 2017 by the Trump administration with regard to labor and employment law and enforcement included: The suspension of Component 2 of the EEO-1 report on August 29; The U.S. Employment Law President Donald Trump

Top 10 Legal HR Questions For Navigating Through and Out of The Coronavirus Crisis, Answered?

Intoo USA

Changing employment laws. To get answers for our HR community during this uncertain period, we spoke with Kayvan Iradjpanah , attorney and shareholder at labor and employment law firm Littler. Are there legal concerns with temperature checks employers should be aware of?

An Employee Handbook Checklist for 2021

Zenefits

to work-from-home protocols, there’s a lot of change to incorporate into your 2021 employee handbook. Or perhaps you’re realizing for the first time that your organization could benefit from an employee handbook and don’t know where to start. Employment policies.

The 10 Best HR Tips For Small Businesses

Genesis HR Solutions

When it comes to HR support for small businesses, there is a lot more to consider than just creating a safe and happy workplace for your employees. Of course, you want to build an environment where your employees enjoy coming to work, but the HR world is a little more complex than that.

Lawyers Speak: How to Prepare for a DOL Audit

FingerCheck

Keeping accurate records of your employees’ time worked is important. Not only does federal law require you to do so, but in the case that your business is audited, time records will be just one of many records you will need to gather and turn over. “Preparation for a Department of Labor (DOL) wage and hour audit starts well before the DOL comes knocking,” says Edwin Cruz, an attorney at the Fowler White Burnett and the Labor & Employment Practice Group.

HRMS (Human Resources Management System)

SwipeClock

Core HR: HR documents, PTO , payroll integration, benefits. Employee self-service. HRMS allow employees to complete Human Resources transactions on their own. Custom on-premise and SaaS platforms allow employees to log into the system from an internet-connected device.

The Types of Employment: A Quick Reference Guide

Zenefits

In a labor market that’s become more complex, employers could have as many as six or seven classifications of workers onboard at any given time. But they also must understand the differences between workers and be able to correctly classify their types of employment to avoid violating the law. . Therefore, employers also must understand their obligations under their states’ labor laws. . Employers basically hire contingent workers as needed.

The value of a PEO in a crisis: 9 benefits

Insperity

That’s why it’s important to understand the immense value of a professional employer organization (PEO) in a crisis. Support you through any new employer-related administrative and compliance burdens. PEOs monitor and analyze changes in employment laws and regulations.

The Business Case for HR Outsourcing

Tandem HR

Business Need: Attract Better Employees. PEO Solution: Create an HR infrastructure that rivals that of larger corporations and enhances your benefit offerings. Benefit : When your company offers employees a structured HR set up, you exude an air of professionalism typically seen in much larger companies. From the interview process to onboarding and throughout the employee lifecycle, your candidates will know you mean business. Business Need: Ensure Compliance.

The Source: Weekly Roundup – April 15th, 2019

PlanSource

Welcome to The Source, your one-stop-shop for the latest and greatest HR and benefits news. Our weekly publication highlights this week’s top stories in human resources, benefits administration, insurance, legislation and more to make sure you can stay on top of industry trends and changes. If you’re encouraging all of your employees to put as much as they can into their defined contribution (DC) plan, you may be causing more harm than good.

10 HR Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Intoo USA

Create strong job descriptions and help your company develop a strong employer brand. HR professionals’ jobs are not over once a prospective hire becomes a new employee. So, what can HR professionals do throughout the onboarding process to help employees acclimate better?

7 Ways an HR Portal Can Radically Transform Your Business in 2021

SwipeClock

An HR portal is the employee interface in a Human Resources Management System (HRMS). In the portal or dashboard, employees handle HR tasks. (An Eliminate the processes that scream “we hate our employees” Transport your HR team from the Dark Ages. Employee Scheduling.