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Tis the Season for Employment Law Compliance

Tandem HR

What business owners need to know as the holiday season approaches. 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. How does the law define religious observances or beliefs?

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.

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New Jersey 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. New Jersey Employer Handbook .

How technology is helping solve the compliance conundrum


Keeping up with compliance , a moving target within the human resource space, affects employers of all sizes. They need a partner with expertise that can be leveraged to design a solution for the unique complexities of their business. Turning to the Reporting Channel.

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Employment Law: 3 Compliance Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making


One of the biggest mistakes you can make as an employer is underestimating the importance of compliance with employment laws. The cost of being audited and found in non-compliance may be more than your business can bear. And if you think that you’re not affected by most laws and regulations because of the number of employees you have, think again. Let’s look at three of the most common compliance mistakes.

Compliance fails! What startups consistently overlook


If you’ve ever started a business, you already know that from the day you hire your first employee, you’re under scrutiny. With just one person on your payroll, you immediately agree to abide by a whole slew of government regulations pertaining to employee management, any of which can be accidentally violated. When compliance violations occur, it’s not usually because you’re trying to shun responsibilities. It’s the screw up that keeps on giving.

Kicking off 2020 with 7 Critical Components of HR Compliance

HR Topics

As we start the year, there are changes that every business must be aware of in their human resources function. While few are laws that actually change the employment relationship, there are guidelines that must be incorporated. The form is VERY different!

Expanding Your Business – 9 Things You Need to Know

Tandem HR

However, have you considered the employer and employee elements? Additionally, 14 states and the District of Columbia contain cities and counties that also impose an income tax. You will need to be educated on the differences and establish an accurate tracking system. Payroll tax returns: You need to file one payroll tax return to each state that charges income tax in which you do business. Employment laws: Every state has its own set of employment laws.

Here’s what trashing resumes, applications can cost you

HR Morning

Consolidated, was being sued by the EEOC. The agency claimed that soda maker and bottler twice violated federal law when it refused to hire Martina Owes. Specifically, the EEOC accused Coca-Cola of: Sex discrimination. The EEOC claimed Coke violated the Civil Rights Act when it refused to hire Owes. The agency also claimed Coke violated federal recordkeeping requirements by not preserving all of the application materials related to those positions.

What to Include in an Employee Handbook

Patriot Software

Consider covering the following while creating your employee handbook. Your welcome section should give a brief introduction to your business and set the tone for the handbook. Employment laws. Time off policy. Payroll

Top 7 HR Challenges In 2018


But the job doesn’t end here. The department is always inundated with numerous activities like compliance processes, talent acquisition, payroll processing, retention programs, talent management, and a lot more. Amid the chaos, HR professionals often don’t get time to deal with common challenges that are needed to be addressed for building a smartly managed company. Executing Continuous Compliance. And the issues do not seem to resolve any sooner.

Top 7 HR Challenges In 2018


But the job doesn’t end here. The department is always inundated with numerous activities like compliance processes, talent acquisition, payroll processing, retention programs, talent management, and a lot more. Amid the chaos, HR professionals often don’t get time to deal with common challenges that are needed to be addressed for building a smartly managed company. HR has a key role to play in the organization’s compliance structure.

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


When you first start a company, amid the excitement and many competing priorities, you may not be considering the vital role of human resources (HR) in growing a company. In a perfect world, all businesses would operate in strict accordance with the laws and best practices governing HR.

The EEOC’s new priorities: 5 emerging workplace issues to watch


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released its Strategic Enforcement Plan through the year 2021, which outlines its priorities for the coming years. In this plan, one of the areas of focus is a grouping the agency refers to as “emerging and developing workplace issues” – an ever-evolving subject, which can be challenging to navigate. Here are five areas employers should watch carefully as they start their new year.

HR’s Role in Dealing with Office Misconduct

Astron Solutions

Every night on the news, it seems like more stories of workplace harassment are coming to light. In this issue of Astronology® , we take a look at the current challenge of harassment in the workforce. Payroll also can be a component.

The #1 Way Small and Medium Businesses Save Time


Think back to some of the most time-consuming activities you’ve undertaken for your business. It’s common for SMB leaders to take on the mountain of HR tasks that are required for smooth operations, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only way. Training. Maintaining Compliance.

3 Strategic Foci for HR in 2018

HR Daily Advisor

Just Google the term. You will find that many top business publications have recent articles on the topic. A solid strategic focus hones in on what is most important to your company so you can maximize the time and energy you devote to those issues. Harassment.

6 Business Cases for Interim HR Staffing


Here are just a few of the problems that interim HR staffing can solve for your organization. Compliance & Changing Laws. There’s a whole slew of employment laws that your HR team needs to stay on top of: Fair Labor Standards Act. Sexual harassment laws. Anti-discrimination laws. Other industry-specific laws. Example positions to use interim staffing: HR compliance generalist, HR compliance manager, HR consultant.

Opening an Office in Another State? Ask Yourself These 7 Questions


If the market seems right and the resources seem available, most growth-minded business owners like you would explore expanding operations into a new state, given the chance. But at the same time, you’re not new to the challenges of being an entrepreneur. You’ve learned to pay attention to every little detail, because small oversights can easily turn into big problems that threaten the stability of your business down the road. Payroll tax.

Why a Strong HR Department Improves Your Business


Throughout it all, there is one area that can make all the difference and yet is often relegated to a lower priority. After all, who processes the payroll? Who is conducting onboarding, processing hiring paperwork, or running trainings ? A business changes as it grows.

What You Should Know As a Temporary Worker in California

Career Metis

A large number of employers, large and small, now hire temporary workers for various job roles. For businesses in California and elsewhere in the United States, temporary workers translate into significant cost savings. Let’s start with the basics.

4 Reasons to Consider Leaving Your PEO after Employee #50


For growing companies with threadbare HR teams, the thought of leaving a PEO might cause cold sweats. Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) take on HR, payroll, and benefits administration for their clients, typically businesses without an HR professional on staff. Clients enter into a “co-employment” relationship with the PEO, where the latter becomes their workforce’s employer-of-record for tax and compliance purposes.

3 proven ways PEOs keep your business momentum going strong


Having time to focus on the vital revenue-generating responsibilities of running your business can seem like a never ending challenge. It’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day administrative tasks that it takes to keep your business running and lose sight of your moneymaking initiatives. Here are three ways a PEO can help keep you from getting side-tracked and support you in making your business the best it can be. Help keep you in compliance. Processing payroll.

4 HR Technology Trends that Affect Your Business


Technology has changed the world as we know it, and as other industries and departments have evolved accordingly, so too has human resources. A strong HR department is essential to every business, and the advent of new tech often promises vast improvements to the field.

Does Free Speech Exist in the Workplace?


The First Amendment protects our right to free speech. Among legal scholars and the general public, the firing rekindled a nationwide debate on whether the First Amendment applies to the workplace. Did Google act within its rights as an employer? Read on to learn what federal and state employment laws say on the matter. As long as the termination does not violate an existing federal or state law, it’s perfectly legal.

The Employee Handbook—Best Practices

HR Daily Advisor

Not only does this document serve as a means to inform employees of their rights and responsibilities but it also acts as a reference guide for all employer policies. Policies concerning the use of employer-provided equipment and software.