How the Cloud Can Help You Stay Compliant with Wage & Hour Laws

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For many professionals, the phrase “cloud-based computing” has become synonymous with business-as-usual, and the promises that come with the cloud, such as rapid deployment, faster services, and greater connectivity, are baked into many modern work environments.

Holiday Parties and Harassment

HR Counselor's Corner

It’s that time of the year again when companies are throwing holiday parties to thank their employees and celebrate the season! But with holiday parties come the potential for a few legal pitfalls for employers. Ditch the open bar! Encourage spouses to attend.

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Governor Signs New Employment Laws for 2019

HRWatchdog

Governor Jerry Brown signed several key employment law bills that businesses need to be aware of for the coming year. Here are some of the new laws taking effect in January 2019 that employers should anticipate: Assembly Bills.

That EEO-1 you just filed will look a lot different next time. Oh, good…

The Employer Handbook

I’ve got to be on my game at the SHRM Lehigh Valley Annual Conference. I’m presenting 5, yes five , sessions over the next two days. If you are in Bethlehem, PA for the conference, please check out the schedule , enjoy a sesh with me, or just stop by and say hello.

4 key steps to maintaining HR compliance

HRExecutive

Furthermore, the perils of noncompliance are fierce: fines, penalties, potential class-action lawsuits—not to mention the hit to your company’s reputation. For example, while the federal minimum wage remains unchanged, 21 states raised their minimum wage on Jan.

That EEO-1 you just filed will look a lot different next time. Oh, good…

The Employer Handbook

I’ve got to be on my game at the SHRM Lehigh Valley Annual Conference. I’m presenting 5, yes five , sessions over the next two days. If you are in Bethlehem, PA for the conference, please check out the schedule , enjoy a sesh with me, or just stop by and say hello.

How Long You Should Keep Business Records For

FingerCheck

In order to provide a general framework for what you’re expected to retain and for how long, we’ve parsed through many federal guidelines to create a summary of the rules and regulations that apply to most business owners. . Bryan Wood of the Wood Law Office for fact checking. .

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 case alleged that the employer conducted employment testing, including strength testing, for certain positions that unfairly discriminated against female workers.

Wisconsin 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. A covered employer has at least 50 permanent employees during at least 6 of the last 12 months. Minimum Wage. Tipped Wages.

The New HR Rules: Employment law updates for 2020

Business Management Daily

Here’s what you need to know about employment law changes to stay ahead of the curve. The push for so-called work-life balance isn’t going away. The economy continues to grow and the labor market remains tight. The break room must be private and cannot be a bathroom.

Employee Walkout? Work It Out

HRWatchdog

If you have concerns that employee walkouts will disrupt your ability to operate, the best course of action is to seek advice of counsel. Employers want to be able to ensure productivity and maintain attendance policies. The situation can be tough to navigate.

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.

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. Caring for the Elderly, Complying with the Law.

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WIRTW #365 (the “en français” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

One of the curricular pieces I love about my kids’ school is that they start foreign language in kindergarten. When we attending Norah’s first parent/teacher conference when she was in kindergarten, I remember her French teacher telling us all about the play that would cap their year.

A Franchise Expert’s Guide to Hiring Franchise Employees

ApplicantStack

You have to carefully follow the proven business model. Learn Recruitment Best Practices. Learn from experts. Avoid recruiting mistakes that could threaten the survival of your business. Read the hiring information carefully. Take advantage of the collective wisdom of fellow franchisees who have built successful franchise businesses. A common reason franchises fail is because the franchisee doesn’t follow the formula.

Lonely, Burned Out, and Depressed: The State of Millennials’ Mental Health Entering the 2020s

Thrive Global

Millennials are changing the way people look at and talk about mental health. Business Insider took a look at the mental-health state of millennials ( defined by the Pew Research Center as the cohort turning ages 23 to 38 in 2019). The overall rate increased from 3 to 4.4%

What’s Keeping HR Up at Night in 2020?

HRExecutive

The number of job openings in the U.S. million in January 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Is this an early sign that the talent shortage is dwindling? Although the talent shortage began dominating the labor market more than a decade ago, the No.

COVID-19 pandemic: How to prepare your business

Insperity

News about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19 or “the coronavirus”) pandemic understandably can be unsettling, but infectious disease outbreaks need not induce panic. With those needs in mind, here’s what you need to know to plan, prepare and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Insperity

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.

Trends in State Employment Law

Affinity HR Group

Many state and local legislatures are taking action in several areas of employment law due to the confusion, sluggishness, and/or inaction on the federal level. The following is a list of the prevailing laws that are popular. Note that the laws vary and may or may not apply to your business. Harassment / Sexual Harassment: Goal: to prevent harassment / sexual harassment in the workplace and to protect victims of harassment / sexual harassment.

Trends in State Employment Law

Affinity HR Group

Many state and local legislatures are taking action in several areas of employment law due to the confusion, sluggishness, and/or inaction on the federal level. The following is a list of the prevailing laws that are popular. Note that the laws vary and may or may not apply to your business. Harassment / Sexual Harassment: Goal: to prevent harassment / sexual harassment in the workplace and to protect victims of harassment / sexual harassment.

Are You Tracking These Common Employee Relations Issues?

LaborSoft

Though you may constantly try to have a finger on the pulse of your company, you know that a plethora of unexpected problems can pop up on a dime. While this is inevitable, the key to dealing with common employee relations issues is having a plan and multiple supports in place so that when issues do arise, they can be addressed swiftly and effectively. Managing conflicts efficiently is one of the most critical skills you can implement when dealing with employee relations issues.

WIRTW #472 (the “back to school” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. Yep, that could still be age discrimination. — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. Facebook shuts down anonymous in-house forum over harassment — via The Verge. Ebola, Trypanophobia, And Deafness: What Does The ADA Require? — Is It Time to Update Your Company’s Parental Leave Policy? — Think Again… — via The Emplawyerologist. Preventing Data Loss When Employees Leave — via Ride The Lightning.

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? —

Preventing Whistleblowers in the Workplace: OSHA Expands the Rights of Whistleblowers

HR Daily Advisor

In part one of this article, we focused on how the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has become more aggressive in its whistleblower enforcement efforts. While Section 11(c) actions are the most common retaliation claims, historically, they have not been the most effective.

“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?

WIRTW #390 (the “cards against HR” edition) @cardsHR

Ohio Employer's Law

I made the mistake of playing with my mom, and let’s just say that I learned some things that a child should never know about his mother, no matter their respective ages. Hilarious things, but, all things being equal, the laughs weren’t worth the memory scars.

Businesses Rely More Heavily on Contingent Workers, but at What Cost?

Zenefits

The contingent workforce could be one of the fastest growing categories of workers in the US today. The numbers are only expected to grow as business and workers reap the benefits of this new working category. Contingent work has its benefits for both the business and the individual, but there are also drawbacks. Before you hire your next worker, consider the following. The case for contingent workers. per year per full-time employee.

Employment Law Blog Carnival: The Wreck of the Old 97 Edition #ELBC#ELBC

Ohio Employer's Law

On September 27, 1903, the Old 97, a Southern Railway mail train running between Washington DC and Atlanta, Georgia, derailed near Danville, Virginia. The wreck inspired a famous ballad (most famously covered by Johnny Cash and Hank Williams III ), which, in turn, inspired the Old 97’s to name their band some 70 years later. I’m not shy with my love for the Old 97’s. And it’s not just the jangly vibe that kills on an album, or in a bar, or in a concert hall.

Understand Important HR Trends in 5 Minutes

Paycor

But if you’re pressed for time, then skim this review for key takeaways. Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find: Critical components of the recruiting process. In fact, according to a LinkedIn study, the top obstacle to hiring is finding suitable candidates (46%). Ban the box.

Review of the Trump Administration’s First Year: Aggressive Agency Action

HR Daily Advisor

The past year has included many expected moves by the Trump administration, such as the reversal of some of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) controversial decisions under the Obama administration, as well as several unexpected developments among several agencies.

Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Wreck of the Old 97” Edition #ELBC

Ohio Employer's Law

On September 27, 1903, the Old 97, Southern Railway mail train running between Washington DC and Atlanta, Georgia, derailed near Danville, Virginia. The wreck inspired a famous ballad (most famously covered by Johnny Cash and Hank Williams III ), which, in turn, inspired the Old 97’s to name their band some 70 years later. I’m not shy with my love for the Old 97’s. And it’s not just the jangly vibe that kills on an album, or in a bar, or in a concert hall.

What it’s like to be sued by your employee

Ohio Employer's Law

When you litigate, the only people that “win” are the lawyers. The two key considerations are when and for how much. Understanding this fundamental truth, the only way to survive as an employer is to draw a reasonable line in the settlement sand and stick to it. If you are dead in the water, then you are better off settling early and not spending hundreds of thousands of dollars paying your lawyers to fight a lost cause. It will be time consuming.