Minimum Wages Are Increasing Across America

Trusaic

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a point of announcing that he raised the minimum wage for staffers working on his campaign to $15 an hour to make a statement. This year alone, 19 states will increase their minimum wage requirements.

What the heck is ‘bleisure’ and how could your company get sued over it?

The Employer Handbook

’ Ironically, my lack of focus led me to click “ Has the era of ‘bleisure’ begun? And since the post was only about 75 words, I managed to read all of it. If the bleisure trip is brief, then this won’t be much of an issue. Wage and hour implications.

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EEOC to Employers: Be Proactive on Addressing Instances of Age Discrimination

Trusaic

A number of federal, state, and local laws make it illegal to discriminate against a job candidate or employee on the basis of age. For example, theAge Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits discrimination based on age for persons 40 or older.

Massachusetts Gender & Racial Wage Gap Persists, Despite the Equal Pay Act

Trusaic

The gender gap in Massachusetts showcases the occupational differences that can complicate pay equity, even with the changes to state law. Bar employers from retaliating against employees exercising their rights under the law; and. The Essential Worker Pay Gap.

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

nettime solutions

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. However, less than a decade ago, the concept of the cloud was still new and fairly novel for many businesses and organizations. Download the Report. Labor Laws Wage & Hour Compliance

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 remainder is to remedy systemic hiring discrimination.

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.

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. In this article, we’ll discuss Massachusetts wage and hour laws, all of which are referenced in the Wage and Hour section of the Mass.gov website. Massachusetts Wage And Hour Laws: 2020 & Beyond. Minimum Wage. per hour. The minimum wage will increase $0.75

What is Disparate Treatment? Discrimination in the Workplace

Zenefits

The U.S. Department of Labor prohibits discriminatory employment practices through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Disparate treatment is a legal term used by EEOC to describe intentional discrimination in the workplace. What are the protected classes?

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.

Don’t let this be the year that your business faces a big wage and hour lawsuit

The Employer Handbook

” Send Off. Today, for the myriad retweets and mentions that they give me on Twitter, I want to give a timely shout out to my friends at Seyfarth Shaw’s Workplace Class Action Blog and share with all of you suckers that a summary of their 2016 Workplace Class Action Report is now available. SS has highlighted 5 key trends, which I’ve summarized below and, at times, liberally copied: Increasing class-action scrutiny from the U.S. The U.S.

What They Aren’t Telling You About the Gender Wage Gap

Workology

First let me start off by saying I believe the wage gap is real. The wage gap is an issue according to what I know about being a woman and according to research, which tells us that women are making on average $.78 However, I have personally encountered wage disparity early on in my own career, and I believe it was because I was a woman. Why Wage Disparity Exists. The company has no salary or compensation plan guidelines.

Wage retaliation is a big “NO-NO”

OmegaHR Solutions

Wage theft is a crime as is retaliation for someone reporting it. I received just such a comment on a blog post the other day. The employee complained that their check was not correct. The unhappy boss then did not schedule the employee for a full week. That was an apparent act of retaliation for the employee’s complaint. Unfortunately the employee did not know what to do about it. Even if not covered by the FLSA. The remedy.

Setting remote work rules for hourly employees

Business Management Daily

They were self-directed and thrived working their own hours with minimal interference. But the vast majority of their work could be performed from anywhere, anytime. The alternative was to shut down completely. The options for each differ significantly.

Everything “employment law” mentioned in last night’s State of the Union Address

The Employer Handbook

In case you missed President Biden’s State of the Union Address last night, I’ve got you covered with everything HR compliance that came up. Pay equity and higher minimum wage. So, President Biden called on Congress again to raise the minimum wage to $15/hr.

Five Employment law highlights from around the country

OmegaHR Solutions

The $15 an hour minimum wage trend picks up some steam as Los Angeles votes to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour in increments until it tops $15 in 2020. Emeryville, in the Bay Area also has passed a similar measure. There is a trend that is bound to get companies in trouble with discrimination if they apply it to their business. They are also restricting the appearance of female staffers at photo opportunities.

Minimum Wage, Maximum Pressure: The Journey Toward $15/Hour

Ascentis

On April 27, 2021, President Biden signed a new Executive Order, “ Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors.” The timing of this new E.O. No one … working 40 hours a week should live below the poverty line.”. per hour. ?

New Colorado Equal Pay Rules Proposed

Trusaic

Earlier this year, Trusaic highlighted Colorado’s aggressive new equal pay law set to take effect on January 1, 2021, the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (“EPEWA”). This post specifically focuses on Rule 4 of the new guidance, which concerns employers’ job posting requirements. .

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

The Employer Handbook

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? My minions have compiled for me the most popular posts in 2019 at The Employer Handbook.

Can You Offer Part-Time Work to Full-Time Employees?

HR Counselor's Corner

For many companies, the holiday season is their busiest time of the year. Having the right number of employees to care for customers and clients can make or break a bottom line for the entire year. times their hourly rate for hours worked in excess of 40.

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.

Watch Out California Employers: SB 1162 On Track To Become Law

Trusaic

California’s latest pay equity legislation, SB 1162 passed the State Assembly Appropriations Committee late last week. . It’s good news for the Golden State as it continues to lead the way in equal pay initiatives. Newsom has until September 30, 2022, to sign the bill into law.

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Is Travel Time Compensable for Technicians Paid on an Hourly Basis?

HR Daily Advisor

As we previously reported , last week the U.S. Important questions were addressed regarding the interplay of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the compensability of travel time for nonexempt employees. Part 2 of this article will address the travel time questions. Whether time spent traveling is paid work time for nonexempt employees depends on the type of travel involved.

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!

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.

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. Most of us know this as the EEOC laws. We know that discrimination is a “bad” thing, but unfortunately discrimination, both intended and unintended, still occurs. Wage and hour.

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.

Physicians Face Equal Pay Challenges

Trusaic

The 2019 Physician Compensation Report is an annual study provided by Doximity , the largest community of healthcare professionals in the U.S. The report analyzes the changes in the wages of licensed U.S. The report can be viewed here.

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.

U.S. Baristas Share Salaries in Hopes for Higher Pay

Trusaic

Baristas all over the United States have taken to an anonymous Google spreadsheet to compare their salaries. The spreadsheet originated in Philadelphia and contains information on workers’ wages, benefits, tips, years of experience, among other details. an hour.

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.

3 Steps to Protect Information While Leveraging Social Media

HR Daily Advisor

The number of companies maintaining a corporate presence on social media rose from 34% in 2008 to 77% in 2013 according to SHRM Survey Findings: Social Networking Website and Recruiting/Selection. According to the survey, social media is primarily used to attract passive job candidates, but, according to Brian R. partner with the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP., Garrison advises that the guidelines or policies should not just be stuck in the employee handbook.

Seattle Washington Implements Gig Economy Worker Protections

Trusaic

Seattle, Washington is the next major city to expand employee protections to workers of the gig economy. Starting July 1, 2020 new minimum wage requirements for gig economy workers such as Uber and Lyft drivers will go into effect.

20 Essential HR Policies Every Company Must Cover

Netchex HR Blog

The HR compliance landscape is continually evolving. Since people are undoubtedly complicated, companies need numerous HR policies to manage the way people work and clarify your expectations for employee behavior, performance, and development. What is the purpose of HR policies?

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.

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. With a few strokes of his pen on September 30th, 2018, the last day to sign or veto bills, Governor Jerry Brown altered the landscape for California employers in a number of significant ways. Here are some of the new laws taking effect in January 2019 that employers should anticipate: Assembly Bills.

Illegal Discrimination in Tech? Hardly

Evil HR Lady

Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Need to explain to someone why, even after working their rear end off all year, that their annual increase is 2.7%? So, come join me on the Evil Side. Friday, September 03, 2010 Illegal Discrimination in Tech? Hardly I have an overwhelming theme in the advice I write–and that is, stop whining and blaming others and take responsibility for your own choices. Illegal Discrimination in Tech?

“5 Things We Need To Do To Close The Gender Wage Gap”, with Megan McCann, CEO of McCann Partners

Thrive Global

Studies show that women are less likely to apply for a position if they don’t feel like they qualify or haven’t completed all the requirements. I had the pleasure of interviewing Megan McCann. Megan is the CEO of leading IT recruitment firm McCann Partners , which she founded in 2011.

Closing the Wage Gap: How These 5 Companies Are Working to Achieve Pay Equity

Linkedin Talent Blog

If the arc of history bends toward justice, the equal pay arc hasn’t been very flexible. When the Equal Pay Act became a federal law in 1963 , women in the United States made 59 cents for every dollar men earned doing the same work. The work never ends.”.

Bookmark This: Seven Resources to Answer Some of Your Employment Questions

The Employer Handbook

As I was getting caught up on last week’s email, I came across a News Release from the U.S. In this Release, the DOL touted “cross-agency effort complements the Department’s enforcement activities by strengthening and innovating compliance assistance outreach.” The DOL says that, on Employer.gov , you’ll find “easy-to-understand information about their responsibilities under federal laws and regulations.”