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

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.

State Minimum Wage Increases for 2017 (Map)

HR Daily Advisor

Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2017. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 State minimum wage changes effective January 1, 2017. per hour. per hour.

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.

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

The Employer Handbook

” Send Off. SS has highlighted 5 key trends, which I’ve summarized below and, at times, liberally copied: Increasing class-action scrutiny from the U.S. There were more wage and hour cases filed in 2015 than all other categories of lawsuits. 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 Why Wage Disparity Exists.

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. The remedy.

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.

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.

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.

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. Who is covered by the Blacklisting rules? When do the Blacklisting rules commence? 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. Here are some of the new laws taking effect in January 2019 that employers should anticipate: Assembly Bills.

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.

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. partner with the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.,

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.

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. Who is covered by the Blacklisting rules? When do the Blacklisting rules commence? So, the U.S.

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. A new law that expands mandatory sexual harassment prevention training.

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.”

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.

Older Professionals Often Face Discrimination at Work — Here's Why Your Company Should Change That

Linkedin Talent Blog

Six out of 10 older workers have experienced or witnessed age discrimination at work, says a 2018 report by the U.S. said they believe that age discrimination in tech starts when workers are between 36 and 40. But make sure it doesn’t say the wrong thing.

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?

Employer’s Lawyer in Hot Water After Threatening Worker with Possible Deportation

HR Daily Advisor

Only an employer can violate the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The dairy, owned by three members of the Angelo family, didn’t complete an I-9 form to establish Fernando’s employment eligibility.

10 Tips for Hiring Minors This Summer

HR Daily Advisor

It’s that time again, when employers are considering hiring minors for the summer—in camps, restaurants, resorts, swimming pools, and anywhere else business picks up in the warm weather months. And the question arises—do we have to pay our interns? But, the U.S.

Lineman Claims His Overtime, Training Opportunities Were Derailed On Basis of Race

HR Daily Advisor

An African-American railroad worker alleged that he was denied overtime and certain training due to race discrimination. His employer denied the allegations. The department was organized into three shifts between 2003 and early 2015. Luke appealed to the U.S.

Are paralegals entitled to overtime under the FLSA? Probably.

The Employer Handbook

Last Friday, I had the honor and privilege of presenting at the Philadelphia Association of Paralegals’ Education Conference. We explored discrimination, disability accommodations, family and medical leave. And then we got to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Important 2018 EU Labor Law Changes – Part 1

Global Upside

Here are some of the most noteworthy changes and proposed changes to stay on top of in HR and labor law, that we’d like to share. Some of the breakout trends you’ll see across several EU countries include pay equality, data privacy, GDPR rights and regulations, and plans to make the business environment more attractive to startups and foreign investment via friendlier labor laws. Germany is the largest economy in the EU. The Right to Protection for Employees.

Sorry. I’ll make it up to you today.

The Employer Handbook

So, the fam and braved the long lines (during which my young children got quite a vocabulary lesson) and headed into Philadelphia on Thursday for the Philadelphia Eagles parade. Tomorrow, I’m off to testify before Philadelphia City Council.

Why your control employees must care about employment laws

Ohio Employer's Law

Last week I was asked if managers and supervisors have any liability for their own acts of discrimination or other unlawful activities. Like most things in the law, the answer is, “It depends” on the law about which you are concerned. If it’s wage and hour advice, for example, then the Fair Labor Standards Act provides for individual liability for those who exercise significant control over the company’s operations.

As a social-media-nerd employment lawyer, this one has me shakin’ my head.

The Employer Handbook

In Pennsylvania, the Rules of Professional Conduct require that an attorney must stay abreast of changes in changes in the law, including the benefits of advances in technology. I’m talking about researching the plaintiff. Why did the defendants wait so long?

Paying Police and Firefighters: Serving the Public and Our Workplaces

HR Daily Advisor

Violence in the workplace is an important safety and health issue; one that is too often overlooked or ignored. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees.

Feds unite with Worker.gov, a one-stop website for employees to address workplace issues

The Employer Handbook

After consuming a protein shake or two from a red Solo cup during my family’s Halloween escapades, I retired to the bloggerdome to visit the EEOC’s website. Halloween or not, I have the coolest Monday night routine in all of Cherry Hill, NJ.

New York Employment Laws Every Business Owner 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. Sick Days: Employers are not required to provide sick leave, but if they do, they must comply with the terms of the established policy. .

2016 Midyear Employment Law Update

HRWatchdog

It’s already been a busy 2016 for employers, with lots of action from the California Legislature, federal and state agencies, local governments and our courts. Discrimination and Harassment. The post 2016 Midyear Employment Law Update appeared first on HRWatchdog by HRWatchdog.

Let’s Talk About Sex … and Salary History

HR Daily Advisor

For 54 years, the Federal Equal Pay Act of 1963 has prohibited employers from discrimination in pay based on sex. Let’s first look at the law. ” Are these exceptions so broad that they swallow the rule entirely? What’s the reasoning behind these new prohibitions?

WIRTW #444 (the “training” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

The workplace training video. Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. 3d Cir: Even where old folks are treated fairly, OLDER folks can bring age-bias claims — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. In 2017, think before you share — via The Verge.

Train for Compliance—More Manager Actions that Can Risk Lawsuits

HR Daily Advisor

In yesterday’s Advisor , we reviewed the first 17 of our list of 27 management actions that can increase your company’s risk of being sued; today, we present the final 10 manager/supervisor actions that you must be training against. Learn More.

Minnesota 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. Medical Leave: Employers may be required to provide an employee unpaid medical leave in accordance with the Family and Medical Leave Act or other federal laws.