More Wage and Hour Audits are on the Horizon

HR Counselor's Corner

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently announced a new initiative that includes “heightened action to ensure that warehouse and logistics workers’ wages and workplace rights are protected.”

EEOC Busy: Focus on Sexual Harassment

HRWatchdog

The EEOC continues to collect money from employers in lawsuits and settlements for sexual harassment. The U.S. The agency continues to focus on sexual harassment in America’s workplaces as recent press releases demonstrate: On June 13, 2018, the EEOC announced a multimillion-dollar sexual discrimination settlement against a transportation supplier. The employer must pay $3.2 Harassment Prevention Training.

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NY Sets Up Workplace Sexual Harassment Hotline, Forbids Release of Personnel Files

Zenefits

New York workers will have access to a free, state-run sexual harassment hotline on July 14. The confidential line will connect workers to New York attorneys. Democratic governor Kathy Hochul signed the bill on March 16, 2022. Employers had to: Create a sexual harassment policy.

Keeping Your Small Business in Compliance

Helpside

There are many e mployment laws that small businesses have to keep track of in order to stay in compliance. Not staying in compliance can hurt your business and your employees. Because of this, you need to be aware of the different employment laws that affect your company.

4 key steps to maintaining HR compliance

HRExecutive

These days, managing HR compliance is like a game of Whac-A-Mole. Furthermore, the perils of noncompliance are fierce: fines, penalties, potential class-action lawsuits—not to mention the hit to your company’s reputation. See also: Compliance issues continue to concern employers.

Compliance Issues, #MeToo Movement Impact Employers

HRWatchdog

Do you have the same compliance concerns as the employers in this survey? Over the past year, employers’ compliance challenges increased significantly thanks to both an uptick in federal employment law enforcement, and the growing “patchwork” of state and local requirements, according to the 2019 Littler Annual Employer Survey. The survey, released May 8, found that employers’ primary concern is the U.S.

The Complete HR Compliance Glossary

Zenefits

Depending on your background, compliance can be one of those words that sends shivers of terror down your spine. Below you’ll find a glossary of several HR-related terms that are used when anyone is talking about HR compliance. This regulation is managed through the HHS.

How Serious are OFCCP Equal Pay Penalties? Very.

Trusaic

The Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) just won a significant equal pay victory against WMS Solutions, LLC, a staffing company focusing on asbestos abatement. In its recent decision, a judge within the U.S. The post How Serious are OFCCP Equal Pay Penalties?

Recruiting Ideas for Low Wage Workers 

ExactHire - Restaurants

Prior to the pandemic, most people used terms like “essential worker” to refer to healthcare workers, police and other first responders. 2020 changed our perceptions of what we think of when we consider jobs that are indispensable to the functioning of our society.

Managing HR Compliance in the Age of Technology

Hppy

Compliance may not be the rock star of HR tasks, but it is the one that is necessary to keep the band together. Without compliance, businesses are at risk of fines, lawsuits, bankruptcy, and closure. Research by Forrester concluded that businesses who do not effectively manage risk or implement compliance policies are at risk of losing billions of dollars. For many companies, technology has changed the ways in which they manage HR compliance.

Managing Employees’ Online Behavior

Affinity HR Group

We have all read stories of someone’s unacceptable or illegal actions going viral and the public using social media to identify that person and where they work and live. Train these employees on proper communication skills and how to maximize the impact on the platforms.

Compliance Conundrum: 6 HR Compliance Concerns to Consider

HR Topics

There is so much to get done in a day – who really has time to keep up with all the HR compliance concerns? Employees can file a complaint with government agencies online in a few clicks. There is even a free app from the Department of Labor that helps employees determine if they are being paid properly and where to file a complaint if not. Top 6 HR Compliance Concerns That Lead to Litigation. Some compliance issues lead to lawsuits more often than others.

Two Compliance Issues every HR professional should know and teach to managers

OmegaHR Solutions

I have come across a number of “must-know” lists in the past couple of weeks. Perhaps this is an artifact of the time of year, getting a fresh start phenomenon. These are the things that I think all good professionals must know. Most of us know this as the EEOC laws. The prime law is the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which covered race, religion, color, sex and national origin. HR professionals need to be on the constant lookout for racial discrimination.

Protect Your Restaurant from Wage and Hour Violations

Paycor

The hospitality industry (particularly restaurants) faces more wage and hour violations than any other industry. In fact, throughout 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) received over 7,000 wage and hour claims from the hospitality industry, recovering more than $483 million in back wages for employees for issues like off-the-clock work, failure to pay overtime wages and misclassifying employees.

HR Compliance: What Every Business Owner Should Know

Genesis HR Solutions

Most small and midsize businesses want to stay compliant, but the truth is, it’s harder than it seems. They simply don’t know everything there is to know about HR compliance. If you’re looking to gain more knowledge on the topic, you’re in the right place.

Is Hiring Teens a Good Alternative to a Tight Labor Market?

Stratus

Could teens be the solution? While there are pros and cons to every situation, here are several advantages and disadvantages from the employer’s side. Lower wages. If you’re planning to hire teens, be sure to build in training and clearly define expectations.

[eBook] The Comprehensive HR Compliance Guide

Synergy

From the ACA, FLSA and FMLA to ADA, ADEA, EEOC, GINA, and more, it’s enough to make your head spin. Unfortunately, there are frequent new additions and amendments to these legislative acts and processes, and the cost of skipping over them all is extreme. If you’re serious about protecting your company from violations and negligence, then staying on top of these compliance issues is vital. We examine the following areas of compliance: Benefits. Wage & Hour.

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CalChamber Hiring Checklist Makes Onboarding Easy

HRWatchdog

The last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic have greatly threatened most small businesses, but their ability to be nimble and flexible with a smaller workforce has helped them succeed today, Roberts says in kicking off the podcast. Welcoming New Hires to the Organization.

The Best of The Employer Handbook in 2019 confirms that you readers are STONE COLD SAVAGES!

The Employer Handbook

2019 was a busy year for HR compliance. Among other things, the U.S. million American workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). But, what interested you the most? Here’s the Top 5: 5. hours longer to complete.

Five great reads to improve HR

OmegaHR Solutions

Oops Uber made it in the news, but not in a good way. ” Attorney Nancy Yaffe then wrote in Lessons from Uber on How to Conduct a Harassment Investigation that there are things that all companies could learn from the way Uber is conducting the investigation. In There Are Differences In What The Generations Want From Work China tells us about a report called the Monster Multi-Generational Survey.

How to Assemble an Ideal Compliance Team

CIC Plus

But hiring the right people, to do the right things, to get and stay HR compliant takes work. And the right planning. We’re sharing some tips with you on how to assemble the right compliance team as your company grows. Have you had compliance issues in the past? How do you stay current with the latest regulatory and governance developments? Do employees know what’s expected of them in the workplace? Is training new employees an issue?

How to Assemble an Ideal Compliance Team

CIC Plus

But hiring the right people, to do the right things, to get and stay HR compliant takes work. And the right planning. We’re sharing some tips with you on how to assemble the right compliance team as your company grows. Have you had compliance issues in the past? How do you stay current with the latest regulatory and governance developments? Do employees know what’s expected of them in the workplace? Is training new employees an issue?

2020 HR Compliance Checklist: Know Your Requirements

Zenefits

Small business owners and HR leaders are working hard to manage the people center of their company while also staying on top of compliance requirements and calendar-based deadlines. Use the following compliance checklist to create your HR policies — or as a way to revamp existing ones.

What your business can do NOW to prepare for the DOL ‘Blacklisting’ rules and guidance.

The Employer Handbook

In 2014, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. Folks like me on the management-side refer to this Order as the Blacklisting rules. In general terms (I’ll get a little more specific below), the Blacklisting rules require prospective federal contractors and subcontractors to disclose anything that may appear on a laundry list of labor-and-employment-law faux pas. Who is covered by the Blacklisting rules? So, the U.S.

From the archive: Which industries do you think are hit the hardest by FLSA violations?

OmegaHR Solutions

Wage and hour violations cost some industries more than others. Wage violations occur in these industries as much today as they did two years ago. . With the December 1, 2016 deadline for changes in the new overtime regulations a great deal of attention is being focused on the Fair Labor Standards Act. A recent study conducted by TSheets , using Department of Labor data, looks at industries that are hardest hit by wage and hour violations.

Which industries do you think are hit the hardest by FLSA violations?

OmegaHR Solutions

Wage and hour violations cost some industries more than others. With the December 1, 2016 deadline for changes in the new overtime regulations a great deal of attention is being focused on the Fair Labor Standards Act. A recent study conducted by TSheets , using Department of Labor data, looks at industries that are hardest hit by wage and hour violations. Here is the list. #1 That is just the back pay cost. Training is the answer.

The Top 6 Critical Concerns of HR Compliance

HR Topics

There is so much to get done in a day – who really has time to keep up with all the HR compliance concerns? Employees can file a complaint with government agencies online in a few clicks. Top 6 HR Compliance Concerns That Lead to Litigation. Harassment.

How technology is helping solve the compliance conundrum

HRExecutive

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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New California Employment Laws Affect Businesses in 2018 and Beyond

HRWatchdog

The California Chamber of Commerce today released the list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2018 and beyond that will affect California employers’ daily operations and policies. Be prepared by downloading CalChamber’s new white paper, which summarizes the new laws’ effects on California employers. Learn about new laws relating to: Leaves of absence; Hiring practices and enforcement; Discrimination, harassment and retaliation protections; Wage-and-hour; and.

New Year Equals New Employment Posters — Remember Your Physical Posting Obligations!

HRWatchdog

In California, employers are required to post well more than a dozen separate posters from varied agencies such the U.S. Department of Labor, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the California Department of Industrial Relations.

Quebec: Changes to Labor Standards for Employees

Global People Strategist

Intended to take effect in January 2019, Québec’s National Assembly recently enacted Bill 176, entitled An Act to amend the Act respecting labor standards and other legislative provisions mainly to facilitate family-work balance (Bill). The Bill was approved on June 12, 2018 and is set to affect non-federal employees in Quebec, or about 90 percent of the workforce. These changes will also affect many staffing firms and employers alike, all over the province.

What your business can do NOW to prepare for the DOL ‘Blacklisting’ rules and guidance.

The Employer Handbook

In 2014, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. Folks like me on the management-side refer to this Order as the Blacklisting rules. In general terms (I’ll get a little more specific below), the Blacklisting rules require prospective federal contractors and subcontractors to disclose anything that may appear on a laundry list of labor-and-employment-law faux pas. Who is covered by the Blacklisting rules? So, the U.S.

A Shifting Landscape of Workplace Challenges

EverFi - HR

Over the last 19 months, employers and employees have been grappling with these and other constantly-evolving challenges and opportunities in the workplace. Examine strategies for supporting employee mental health while navigating the Americans with Disabilities Act. The U.S.

Employment, Labor Laws, and Regulations in Cuba 2022

Global People Strategist

The current state of employment, labor laws and regulations in Cuba is a bit ambiguous. That being said, there are some aspects of the law that are clear-cut and will not likely change anytime soon. Minimum Wage. The following is a summary of these laws and regulations.

White Paper: OSHA Vaccine Mandate

Affinity HR Group

On November 6, 2021, the 5th US Court of Appeals issued an injunction based on a legal challenge filed in its courts. ” Therefore, OSHA has currently suspended such activities while this and several other legal challenges work their way through the various court systems. Notice.

New Year, New Priorities: 2022 Workplace Trends

EverFi - HR

There’s no doubt about it: 2021 was the year of employees demanding change. While some employers hoped vaccines would allow a “return to normal,” many employees across the country made it clear they had no intention of returning to the way things used to be. Learn More.

20 Essential HR Policies Every Company Must Cover

Netchex HR Blog

The HR compliance landscape is continually evolving. Company leaders aren’t always aware of (much less fully understand) their company’s compliance needs. What is the purpose of HR policies? Don’t get too negative by focusing on the punishment for bad behavior.

Compliance Checklist: Federal Employment Laws You Need To Know At Every Stage Of Your Company’s Growth

Zenefits

With a fast-growing small business, compliance is just one of many things on your to-do list, behind hiring, improving operations, and fine-tuning your products. Employers must properly classify and pay employees a corresponding minimum wage, while following overtime and child labor standards. Employers may only hire those who can legally work in the United States and must maintain up-to-date I-9 forms for all employees. Learn more about managing small business compliance. .

Updating Employee Handbooks: Why, When, and How

Netchex HR Blog

Few professional documents have the flexibility to fulfill vital compliance obligations while simultaneously setting aspirational goals. Beyond the minimum requirements for office attire, you have the chance to define how employees can work together for a brighter future.

August Legal Updates

ComplianceHR

If you’re an existing ComplianceHR client, you can access these updates and robust links to learn more about each of these changes through the PolicySmart solution. The below list contains August Legal Updates, which have been added to the PolicySmart solution in the last month.