Massachusetts wage and hour laws you need to know

Genesis HR Solutions

As an employer in the Commonwealth, you need to understand the complexities specific to Massachusetts salary laws, hiring, and employing workers. Massachusetts Wage And Hour Laws: 2020 & Beyond. Minimum Wage. per hour. The minimum wage will increase $0.75

State Minimum Wage Increases for 2019 (Map)

HR Daily Advisor

Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2019. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, but the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws that are more favorable to employees. The minimum wage for federal contractors in 2019 is $10.60 per hour. State Minimum Wage Changes Effective December 31, 2018. per hour.

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State Minimum Wage Increases for 2018 (Map)

HR Daily Advisor

Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2018. . Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, but the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws that are more favorable to employees. The minimum wage for federal contractors in 2018 is $10.35 per hour. Loading… State Minimum Wage Changes Effective December 31, 2017.

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. Anti-discrimination. Wage and hour.

Protect Your Business: How to Avoid the Most Common Discrimination Charge

Insperity

In 2014, nearly 43 percent of all discrimination complaints filed nationwide with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused employers of retaliation. And according to the EEOC, the number of findings based on a retaliation claim is outpacing other types of discrimination.

Protect Your Business: How to Avoid the Most Common Discrimination Charge

Insperity

In 2014, nearly 43 percent of all discrimination complaints filed nationwide with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused employers of retaliation. And according to the EEOC, the number of findings based on a retaliation claim is outpacing other types of discrimination. Among the reasons people accuse their employer of discrimination, retaliation is the easiest for them to allege and the most challenging for a company to defend.

New Hampshire Employment Laws Business Owners Should Know

Homebase

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. We did some of the hard work for you and put some of the most important New Hampshire statutes in one place so you can either learn them for the first time or give yourself a refresher. . Holiday Leave: Private employers are not required to provide paid or unpaid time off for holidays. . Minimum Wage. Tipped Wages.

Is retaliation such a big deal?

OmegaHR Solutions

Retaliation is not the better course of action with employees. The Merriam-Webster definition of retaliation is either “ repay an injury in kind ” or “to return like for like, especially to get revenge. ” It comes from the Latin word “ retaliare ” which meant to pay back in kind.

Hot Topics in Employment Law

Paycor

Wage & hour violations, family leave, discrimination, harassment – these topics continue to generate conversation throughout workplaces across the country. No matter the size of your business, at some point you will encounter one of these regulations.

Why Employer Retaliation Poses Serious Risks In Today’s Workplaces

Astron Solutions

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, you might be under the impression that sexual harassment claims are the primary area of concern for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency responsible for enforcing federal employee protection laws.

New California Laws and HR Trends for 2017 and Beyond

HR Daily Advisor

Each year, California employers are faced with the task of keeping up with a whole new round of labor laws and regulations, most of them courtesy of the state legislature. The nature of the job held or sought. Ban-the-Box legislation pending. per hour.

What to Do with Your Staff if Your Business Temporarily Closes: Salary Reductions, Furloughs and Layoffs

Homebase

COVID-19 is forcing an unimaginable number of small businesses to lay off their teams without much notice. And since 94% of hourly workers are unable to work from home during a forced closure, it can be impossible to continue doing business when your team can’t work. The WARN Act.

10 Things Employers Must Know About Their Policies and Agreements

TLNT: The Business of HR

Knowing the do’s and don’ts is the first step to success. Test yourself to see if you can correctly answer the below 10 questions and learn more about the developing law governing employer policies and procedures. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the EEOC in EEOC v.

Most Important Developments in HR for 1/24

GetFive

Delta Air Lines employees are going to be feeling the love on Valentine’s Day this year. The airline’s CEO announced Monday that Delta will pay out a record $1.6 The bonus payment to the Atlanta-based company’s 90,000 employees on Feb.

Fear of Retaliation in the Workplace: Assuaging Employees

EverFi - HR

According to the #MeToo Index, which tracks “high profile” incidents of sexual harassment , accusations have seemingly declined since Harvey Weinstein’s bad behaviors first surfaced in the media in October 2017, according to CBS News. Is the drop in high profile accusations good news or bad news? Why the reluctance? . One of the primary reasons is the fear of retaliation at work. And, unfortunately, the fears may be justified.

7 HR Data Sets for People Analytics

Analytics in HR

In this article, I will list the 7 best HR data sets available online. In addition to the data set, I will also list the challenges in the data. This can be a potential analysis or something to look out for in the data. Note: The data does need to be cleaned.

The Role of HR in Risk Management

Paycor

Wage and Hour Penalties Pay Equity Harassment Policy Termination. Yet day to day, you step carefully, balancing the complexities of the workplace. We love to talk to HR professionals about their strategic goals – for inspiration, check out Unlock the True Power of HR.

7 HR Data Sets for People Analytics

Analytics in HR

In this article, I will list the 7 best HR data sets available online. In addition to the data set, I will also list the challenges in the data. This can be a potential analysis or something to look out for in the data. Note: The data does need to be cleaned.

California HR Trends for 2017—Don’t Get Burned!

HR Daily Advisor

feels the pain of HR pros. Presenting at the recent Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference and Exposition in Washington, D.C., Sunburn #1: New Wage and Hour Regulations. This bill sets the hourly minimum wage at $10.50

5 labor law compliance challenges in changing times

Insperity

When it comes to labor and employment laws, change is the only constant business leaders can expect. From paid family leave and hiring to safety and sick leave – and all the many points in between – federal, state and local governments are forever changing what constitutes a company’s responsibility to its workers. The goal is to make it easier for this category of workers to find employment, which may help reduce the rate of recidivism.

A Full Guide to Compensation and Benefits

Digital HR Tech

Compensation and benefits refer to the benefits a firm provides to its employees in exchange for their labor. When you receive a job offer, the first thing you look at is the salary. Typically, when employees think about compensation, the salary is what they think of.

WIRTW #504 (the “once bitten, twice shy” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

I’ll be watching Norah and her bandmates warming up the crowd for 80’s hair band Great White. I’ll be the one without the motorcycle. Discrimination. When Your Employees Post Passwords Online — via Krebs on Security. Politics and the Personal Have Invaded Google.

WIRTW #437 (the “Elevate HR” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Elevate HR is the largest virtual HR conference in the world. And, for the second straight year, I am thrilled to be one of the more than 50 industry leaders chosen to present. Because it’s a virtual conference, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your desk.

WIRTW #370 (the “I’m ready for my close-up”) edition

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the official description of my segment: With politicians talking about job creation, you would hope government would make it easy to hire people. But the opposite is true. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination. Post-trial maneuvering in a discrimination verdict — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered. What does the ADA require you to do? — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. Wage & Hour.

“We need to challenge the unfounded biases such as benevolent bias” with Angela Peacock and Candice Georgiadis

Thrive Global

We need to challenge the unfounded gender biases such as benevolent bias — the bias of kindness, where I choose to make a decision about your career without ever consulting you. Can you tell us the “backstory” that brought you to this career path?

Everything Old is New Again

Compensation Cafe

of the Labor Code relating to private employment. This bill has come to be known as the California Fair Pay Act. I think it is the most significant piece of pay legislation since the original FLSA. To my astonishment, it seems to have flown completely under the radar at WorldatWork. These factors must be applied “reasonably” and must account for the entire pay differential. This legislation is ostensibly intended to address the “gender pay gap”.

WIRTW #459 (the “weeps” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Last summer, The Beatles released a remix of my favorite song of theirs, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. It commemorates the 10th anniversary of Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles’ show, LOVE (an absolute must-do if you find yourself in Vegas). Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination.

Important 2018 EU Labor Law Changes – Part 2

Global Upside

In Part 1 , we reviewed key labor law changes for Germany, the UK, and France. In Part 2 of this series, we focus on Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, and Ireland. Here are some of the most noteworthy changes and proposed changes in HR and labor law we’d like to share for these additional countries. As shared in Part 1, one of the most significant changes happening in the EU is pay equality is moving from the ‘morally right’ thing to do, to a legislated right for employees.

WIRTW #466 (the “solo” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

She’s got cohones (especially at the age of 11). Through a casual exam-chair conversation with her orthodontist , he learned that she plays music and she learned that he’s involved with an annual summer solstice music festival. Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination.

WIRTW #503 (the “bald is beautiful” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

I need to get something off my chest. I’ve been crushed by the weight of success, intelligence, and sheer masculinity. Men with bald heads are often seen as more dominant and successful by everyone around them, according to a study of the University of Pennsylvania. The U.S.

Cafe Classic: The Age-Earnings Relationship Is Not What You Think

Compensation Cafe

You know the workforce is getting older, right? You'll also note a decrease in labor force participation rates among the 16 to 24 age group - we'll hope it's because more of them are taking advantage of educational opportunities!) What does the aging workforce mean for employers?

WIRTW #392 (the “miles and miles and miles” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Yesterday afternoon was the Fall Play-In at my daughter’s school. It’s essentially a music recital for the kids in grades K – 5 who take private music lessons. via Workplace Prof Blog Has The EEOC Found Another Easy Target? —

WIRTW #344 (the “potty police” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Do you know what rights your employees have to use the bathroom at work? On November 11, from 3 – 4 pm, Jeff Nowak and I will be hosting a TweetChat on the evolving rights of pregnant employees in the workplace. Follow along and participate with the hashtag, #hrintelchat. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Do Accused Harassers Have a Right to Be Heard? — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog Racial talk at work?

401(k) Nondiscrimination Testing: A Simple Guide for Improving Your Results

ForUsAll

401(k) nondiscrimination testing – what the heck is it? The truth is, there’s a lot to know about 401(k) nondiscrimination testing. No one wants to spend hours trying to decipher complex government legalese when there’s a million other things on your plate. the rest of us).

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