Why Businesses Must Recognize Equal Pay Day


The gender pay gap is still very much alive, with April 4th symbolizing how far into 2017 women must work in order to earn what men earned in 2016. The National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) started Equal Pay Day in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the wage difference between men and women. And while the gender gap has certainly narrowed over the years – the fact that it still exists is a problem. HR Tips & Trends Zenefit

Should Your Company Have a Marijuana in the Workplace Policy?


The legalization of marijuana for either medical or recreational purposes in individual states across the country is an example of a cultural shift — one that is likely to impact workplaces. So, how should businesses go about medical (or otherwise) marijuana in the workplace? Here are some simple questions and marijuana in the workplace that often come with complex answers. Among the most frequent questions: Should we have, or update, a substance abuse policy?


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2020 HR Compliance Checklist: Know Your Requirements


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.

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


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. Employers must withhold and pay the federal government a set percentage of employee wages for the federal government. Employers must pay male and female employees the same wage for the same job.

The Daily Rundown: Sexual Harassment Training and the State of Paid Family Leave


Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Today we take a look at the debate around Colorado’s proposed paid family leave legislation, the role credit scores play in small business lending, and sexual harassment training in the Big Apple. As the debate about paid family leave heats up on the national level , Colorado and a number of other states have introduced bills to provide benefits for workers who need to care for family under a variety of circumstances.

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


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. Off book contingent workers.