Tis the Season for Employment Law Compliance

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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?

AI: Discriminatory Data In, Discrimination Out

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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. For many years, the minimum salary exempt employees could earn was $455 a week, or $23,600 per year.

The Impact of UK’s Shared Parental Leave Law – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I recently received a question about the United Kingdom’s Shared Parental Leave law. Simply put – what is it, how does it work, and most importantly how does it impact companies and employees. blog would write about UK employment law, it’s simple. Laws in the UK could easily get proposed in the U.S. Can you give us a brief description of the United Kingdom’s new shared parental leave law? Why was this new law created?

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


There are potential changes to several other employer-related laws that you may need to prepare for. However, regulations regarding exemptions from the act''s overtime requirement, particularly for execu-tive, administrative and professional employees (often referred to as "white collar" exemptions) have not kept up with our modern economy. Right now to qualify for exempt status, employees have to earn $455 a week. 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. The HR Digest’s updated HR Compliance Checklist should help your company with its compliance obligations. Every organization needs to follow an HR Compliance Checklist to stay updated with current laws and regulations. HR Compliance Checklist.

The Burden of FLSA, FMLA and ADA


I’ve given a brief overview of three laws that, unfortunately, are often ignored and/or applied incorrectly. Many…most…US employers have to comply with the FLSA. It was born in an era where, quite honestly, US employers took advantage of their employees. Employers, not employees, are required to determine if an employee’s duties are considered “exempt” from overtime.

Turns Out, There Is Political Discrimination and Harassment Too


You see, while I’ve always been an advocate for fair and just treatment of employees, I’m not a huge fan of protecting every little group of folks. Discrimination based on political affiliation or ideology occurs when the employer demonstrates a preference for, or aversion to, employees or applicants belonging to a particular political party or having associates with connections to a particular political party. .

Fine, Be a Bigot


Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and numerous other anti-discrimination and harassment laws have, as their main purpose, the intent of prohibiting discrimination and harassment in employment. Regardless of the color of their skin, what god they choose to adore, their age, their marital status, or any number of other protected classes, employees should have a healthy work environment free from disparate treatment.

Four pressing challenges facing health and safety teams


HR and health and safety (H&S) professionals are facing a number significant challenges in their quest to ensure H&S compliance at work, said Simon Cooke and Julian Taylor of SHE Software during a recent CIPHR webinar. Taylor noted that the corporate manslaughter regulations, which came into force in 2008 are resulting in prison sentences for staff at organisations found to be in breach of their duty of care to their employees.

Is Your HR Department the Police Or a Partner?

HR Daily Advisor

For years, when HR was known as “Personnel” and even after, the department was mostly concerned with the mechanics of hiring and paying people correctly as well as making sure that all employees were following the organization’s rules. Employment Law HR Trust

The Role of HR in Compliance


To keep your business operating successfully, small business owners everywhere are responsible for remaining compliant with a host of laws, restrictions, and regulations on the state, federal, and international levels. These responsibilities usually fall to HR, and cover everything from employment laws to worker safety to mandated business filings. What is HR compliance? HR compliance covers: Payroll. Employee relations. Compliance

Marijuana, Opioids and Disability Discrimination: What Employers Should Know


In an era where employers are having to plan for changes in workplace drug testing compliance, primarily due to evolving marijuana laws and our nations opioid crisis, another compliance beast continues to rear confuse employers: Disability Discrimination. Employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees with disabilities. Both federal and state laws provide this protection. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Expanding Your Business – 9 Things You Need to Know

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However, have you considered the employer and employee elements? Employment laws: Every state has its own set of employment laws. Employers are forced to consider the most stringent regulations and align their policies with those. For example, you may need to revise your paid time off policy if operating in a state or municipality that has a paid sick leave law that is more strict than your current policy.

HR services for small business

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Nor does anyone start a business for the excitement they feel when complying with employment law. Processing payroll, benefits shopping, employee relations, and a host of other HR services for small business are obligations of employers, not options. Small and mid-sized businesses can provide the HR their people need without wasting time or money by engaging with a Professional Employer Organization or PEO. Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

When should HR call its lawyer?

Ohio Employer's Law

Yesterday, I read When is an Employee Issue a Legal Issue (and When Is it HR)? written by Dan Schwartz on his always excellent Connecticut Employment Law Blog. Dan posits that there are some instances when a business almost always should get legal involved with an employee issue, such as when it receives a “lawyer letter”, receives service of an agency charge or lawsuit, needs to conduct a privileged investigation, or confronts a complex or novel legal issue.

Brazil Labor Law Changes in 2020

Global People Strategist

The most recent changes strive to simplify labor procedures and protect the employees, especially amid the coronavirus crisis. The article covers the most important aspects of Brazil’s Employment Law in 2020. Consolidation of Labor Laws. The Labor Code in Brazil is locally known as Consolidação das Leis do Trabalho (CLT) or Consolidation of Labor Laws in English. It contains the basic principles regarding employer and employee relations in the country.

Learning leaders reexamine sexual harassment prevention in light of new state laws

CLO Magazine

1 in the state of Illinois, the Workplace Transparency Act mandates workplace sexual harassment training for public and private organizations with more than 15 employees. Additionally, the training needed to be more meaningful and relatable.”. Effective Jan.

Take Me Seriously

Global People Strategist

Compliance with international labor and employment issues has become a concern for more organizations because each country in which they operate has its own labor laws. If organizations want to remain compliant, those laws must be taken seriously and followed. The laws and regulations in different countries may change quickly; this is one of the main challenges related to compliance. The global compliance market is in constant motion.

Federal tax reform: 5 HR must-dos for every business


Topics being discussed include re-evaluating major areas such as corporate tax structure, executive compensation, employee bonuses and depreciation of assets. Federal tax reform has resulted in big changes in the payroll arena, so your payroll to-do list likely just got a lot longer than in recent years, especially if you have employees in multiple states. Keep employees informed. Have employees do a “paycheck checkup”. Guidance with HR-related government compliance.

HR manual versus employee handbook: What’s the difference?


What, exactly, is the difference between an employee handbook and a human resources (HR) manual – and does your organization need both? It’s a good idea for companies to develop both an HR manual and an employee handbook. Give new employees a strong start with your company.

Wage and Hour lessons- Damn this stuff gets complicated!

OmegaHR Solutions

My friend Jon Hyman at the Ohio EmployersLaw Blog raises some issues that he had not thought about. You can find out these issues by reading The $15 minimum wage is an employee-relations nightmare. Are part-timers always non-exempt employees? Fluctuating overtime is a way to pay salaried non-exempt employees for the overtime they work. overtime timekeeping USDOL Wage & Hour Compliance Minimum wage part-time workers

5 Reasons to Outsource Payroll Through a PEO

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A Professional Employer Organization, or PEO, can provide you with payroll services and many other HR advantages. A PEO combines the employees of many small and mid-sized organizations to create a larger pool for better benefits rates and minimal liability. The PEO shops for the best price, administers the programs, and acts as a liaison between your employees and the carriers for the best customer experience possible. The employees absorb a minimal administrative cost.

The Role of the HR Business Partner


The Human Resources (HR) as a domain is unfortunately still not very clear even to CEOs, employees, and hiring managers from a perspective in terms of its role in the overall business, compliance, and from an employee perspective. The reason for this complexity is due to having its roots in various zones such as administration, personnel, documentation, and compliance of an organisation. They are relatively much less focussed on administration and compliance.


Tandem HR

Every organization enjoys its own growth rate, distinct employee base and unique set of challenges. With Tandem HR you can customize a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) or Administrative Services Organization (ASO) model to fit your business needs. Description Co-employ with Tandem HR and your employees are employed by both organizations for shared liability and access to robust benefits at affordable rates. Risk and safety program compliance provided.

How to HR in a growing company – A guide for every size business


In a perfect world, all businesses would operate in strict accordance with the laws and best practices governing HR. For every size business, there are certain laws and regulations you must adhere to or risk financial or legal penalty. As your employee count increases, many of these nice-to-haves become necessities. Here’s how to HR in a growing company, broken down for every size business: Two to 19 employees. 20 to 49 employees. 50 to 99 employees.

The value of a PEO in a crisis: 9 benefits


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.

How to be an HR department of one


A solitary HR professional’s job description may include: Overseeing legal compliance and handling employee relations concerns Coordinating recruitment and strategizing on plans for retention Overseeing payroll and benefits Implementing and reviewing employee performance reviews Creating and enforcing company policies. As an organization grows, an HR professional may be needed to accommodate employee growth in the other units. Pre-employment phase.

10 Things That Business Owners Using a PEO Do NOT Do

Tandem HR

Lose sleep over compliance. Employment compliance changes constantly and can be confusing. Most business owners do not set out to break the law but may end up with practices or procedures that are either borderline or completely outside legal guidelines because they don’t know any better. A PEO will keep you in compliance with all applicable employment laws. Hesitate to fire that non-productive employee. Safety and compliance.

Business Resolutions

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What some may not know is that a PEO or Professional Employer Organization can be instrumental in achieving these business resolutions. I RESOLVE TO lower employee turnover. Not to mention, businesses that partner with a PEO also see 23-32% lower employee turnover, according to the same study. Do you spend too much time addressing employee relations issues, answering benefits questions or making payroll corrections? Safety and compliance.

Business Resolutions. I Resolve To…

Tandem HR

What some may not know is that a PEO or Professional Employer Organization can be instrumental in achieving these business resolutions. I RESOLVE TO lower employee turnover. Not to mention, businesses that partner with a PEO also see 23-32% lower employee turnover, according to the same study. Do you spend too much time addressing employee relations issues, answering benefits questions or making payroll corrections? Safety and compliance.

5 ways the COVID-19 crisis will transform HR’s role

HR Morning

Human Resources is at the front lines of employers’ response to the COVID-19 crisis. As HR pros struggle to keep employees safe and informed, it helps to think about what changes will be more permanent and how you’ll guide employees and organizational leadership through those changes. Luckily, for most employers, the technology and communications infrastructure needed for successful remote work are available to employees. Accommodation and compliance.

What is co-employment and how can it benefit my business?

Tandem HR

What is co-employment? Most simply put, co-employment is a relationship between two or more employers whereby each has the legal responsibilities to the same employee. Why would a business want to enter into a co-employment relationship? The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) explains it like this: Once a client company contracts with a PEO, the PEO will then co-employ the client’s worksite employees.

Employment Regulations: Keeping Up With the Feds


Employment regulation s are in place to ensure that employees are treated fairly and aren’t endangered by their job or their workplace. According to its website, the United States Department of Labor enforces more than 180 federal laws. There are three times as many national employee-related laws today as there were 30 years ago. Remember, each state has its own set of employment regulations in addition to all the federal employment regulations.

WIRTW #342 (the “family photo” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination “How Can We Accommodate You?” — via Employment Discrimination Report Hearing Religious and Pregnancy Discrimination Cases Appeals to the Supreme Court — via The Emplawyerologist Employer Permitted to Use “After-Acquired” Evidence at Discrimination Trial — via Labor Employment Law Blog EEOC’s Current Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination — via The L•E•Jer I Quit!

How do we heal at work after this election season?

Ohio Employer's Law

What does a Trump presidency mean for labor and employment law?”. What a Trump Victory May Mean for Employers and Employment Law — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog. “It’s It’s going to be beautiful, believe me”: Trump on labor & employment law issues — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. My 2 cents on President-Elect Trump’s impact on HR-compliance in 2017. employee relations

COVID-19 pandemic: How to prepare your business


By being well versed in the facts, business leaders can play a critical role in soothing employees’ concerns, modeling healthy behaviors and keeping their workplaces relatively productive – all while not running afoul of related laws and regulations. How to help protect employees and customers. If an employee’s family member is sick, allow the employee to stay home to provide continuous care. This includes employee relations.

Corporate Carve-Outs: Key Considerations

Global Upside

Or, in some cases, it can be left with responsibility for liabilities and obligations relating to a business the buyer doesn’t own. In many cases, it may be necessary to license intellectual property between businesses, “share” or “split” contracts, or share premises and employees. . Employment Preparations and Considerations. During a share purchase, all employees of a target group usually transfer with the target group itself. Workforce Reduction/Employee Exits.

The 5 Main Roles in HR


An effective human resources department can help provide organizational structure and the ability to meet business needs by managing your business’s most valuable asset – your employees. The talent management team is responsible for recruiting, hiring, supporting and retaining employees.

WIRTW #498 (the “blarney” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Have you ever thought about what the Patron Saint of Ireland can teach us about employment-law compliance? Click here for 10 compliance challenges to chase out of your workplace. Let Go of Welcomeness — via Kate Bischoff’s tHRive Law & Consulting LLC. via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. MeToo: Marrying Compliance with Culture — via Next Blog. Companies Should Prepare for the GDPR — via Financial Services Employment Law.