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.

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?

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AI: Discriminatory Data In, Discrimination Out

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

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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.

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. Right now to qualify for exempt status, employees have to earn $455 a week. To learn how to properly classify your employees read: Employee or Independent Contractor?

Avoiding HR Compliance Traps in Your Business


This webinar will provide some key tools for small and medium-size businesses to avoid common HR issues around recruitment, employment law compliance, pay compliance, performance and behaviour management and termination of employment.

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. Laws prohibiting political affiliation discrimination differ depending on location and on public or private sector employment.

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.

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?

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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

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).

HR services for small business

Tandem HR

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.

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.

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 employee relations

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. They are experts in their businesses, not the laws that govern them. Compliance is not.

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

Chief Learning Officer - Talent Management

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.

Wage and Hour lessons- Damn this stuff gets complicated!

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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?


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. Employee. Relations.

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. 20 to 49 employees. 50 to 99 employees.

How to be an HR department of one


In a company’s early days, you typically can count the total number of employees on your hands and these employees may wear many “hats” – often doing HR as an add-on role. As an organization grows, an HR professional may be needed to accommodate employee growth in the other units.

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.

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. A PEO will keep you in compliance with all applicable employment laws. Hesitate to fire that non-productive employee. Safety and compliance.

Business Resolutions

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. I RESOLVE TO attract better employees with a better benefits package. 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. I RESOLVE TO attract better employees with a better benefits package. Safety 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? Safety and compliance.

WIRTW #498 (the “blarney” edition)

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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.

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 #342 (the “family photo” edition)

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Constructive Discharge Serves as Substitute for Adverse Employment Action — via Texas Employment Law Update Social Media & Workplace Technology Do you know your Klout Score? via Employment Matters Blog Labor Relations ALJs Signal That D.R.

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 #482 (the “a bet is a bet” edition)

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Courts Split On LGBTQ Questions, Leaving In-House Counsel Flummoxed — via Above the Law. If necessary, the ADA allows a company to make an employee see a doctor before returning to work. — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. HR & Employee Relations.

Study: The ROI of Using a PEO


According to a new study released in September of 2019 by the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO), businesses that outsource their HR services to a PEO (Professional Employer Organization) have an annual return on investment of 27.2%

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8 Ways to Cope with a 1 Person HR Team - Sapling Blog


A day in the life of a 1-person HR team can range from sourcing for candidates for an open position, to corrective action meetings to managing a barrage of employee questions about benefits open enrollment period. Employee Handbook: Hand-in-hand with onboarding is the Employee Handbook.

7 Human Resources Competencies For the Modern HR Professional


Competency models can apply to all employees and professionals, while other models may apply to specific occupations or positions. Depending on our role within human resources, we are often cast as the expert on employment law, human resources and compliance topics.

3 Steps to Protect Information While Leveraging Social Media

HR Daily Advisor

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 advises that the guidelines or policies should not just be stuck in the employee handbook.

WIRTW #360 (the “one shining moment” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

via employeescreenIQ Blog Federal judge reincarnates atheist’s religious bias claims — via Eric Meyer’s Employer Handbook blog Parental Leave Can’t Just Be for Mothers — via Harvard Business Review Social Media & Workplace Technology Believe This? via Labor Relations Institute.