Employment laws to watch in 2019

Insperity

Employment law is ever-evolving, and 2019 is shaping up to usher in its fair share of changes. Employment laws tend to come in waves, with particular themes for each era. A patchwork of state and federal laws was eventually replaced when Congress set minimum age requirements with the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938. At the turn of the last century, workers had few legal protections from wage theft or unsafe working conditions.

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

Zenefits

Here’s a quick checklist of some major federal laws you’ll need to tackle at different employee thresholds in your 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. Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) , via DoL.

What kind of DOL can we expect under R. Alexander Acosta?

HR Morning

Amidst a sea of controversy surrounding his ties to the fast-food industry and less than 24 hours before his committee hearing was slated to begin, Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination for DOL Secretary. Acosta comes to the position with an impressive and diverse background.

What Can Federal Contractors Expect Under the Trump Administration? Here’s What We Know So Far

HR Daily Advisor

Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Here’s what we know so far, and what we expect in the coming days. The Incoming Trump Administration. Similarly, President-elect Trump campaigned on the promise of regulatory reform. Learn more!

Time Running Out to Comment on Long-Stalled Overtime Rule

HR Daily Advisor

Employers and others have until September 25 to submit comments to shape the rule governing which workers are eligible for overtime pay. Once the deadline passes, employers will face a waiting game before learning what changes may be in store. In late July, the U.S.

2019 BCGi Summit: Speaker Spotlight #1

Biddle Consulting

Industry thought leaders and subject matter experts will be presenting at the BCGi Summit: Striving for Diversity: Sure It’s Required…But It’s The Right Thing To Do! He is an across-the-board employment lawyer representing management nationwide.

Sure, She Works Here. But, Do We Employ Her?

HR Daily Advisor

Consider the following situation: You hired a worker through a staffing agency. Brinkerhoff, an associate in the Las Vegas office of law firm Holland & Hart LLP, offered her tips at BLR’s Advanced Employment Issues Symposium, held recently in Las Vegas.

Intermittent FMLA, State Laws Are Top Challenges for Employers

HR Daily Advisor

The administration of intermittent Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave remains a top concern for employers, according to a recent survey. The survey asked more than 1,200 HR professionals, attorneys, and executives about their employment law concerns.

WIRTW #471 (the “free press … sort of” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Hey look, it’s me, in Crain’s Cleveland Business, discussing the employee handbooks : Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. Compliance with Today’s Anti-Discrimination Laws Through a History Lesson — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog.

How to Turn Pay Secrecy Obstacles Into Pay Transparency Opportunities

ExactHire HR Trends

I’ve been thinking about the impact of snap decisions a lot lately. Having just finished the book Blink by Malcolm Gladwell, I have a new interest in the role of the subconscious on action and performance. Reconciling Individual Rights & Employer Interests.

WIRTW #440 (the “muzak” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

I was the first participant to dial in, and was prepared for a few moments of smooth jazz for my listening non-pleasure. Instead, I got this song, “I’m on Hold,” by Alex Cornell , one of the company’s founders, who wrote the song specifically for this purpose. Kudos to any company that thinks outside the box and tries something different to make the mundane a little less so. Here’s what I read the past two weeks: Discrimination. Wage & Hour.

WIRTW #425 (the “tschüss” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

The Hymans did not take a vacation this summer. Tschüss” is the German equivalent of “bye.” Title VII and sexual orientation bias, revisited — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. The Voice Of Sexual Harassment: “Just Shut Up. Wage & Hour.

WIRTW #449 (the “do-over” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Whether you are left or right, blue or red, liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican, it’s hard to argue that the first 28 days of POTUS 45 have been anything other than a dumpster fire. He nominated someone eminently qualified to run the Department of Labor. Wage & Hour.

#ECTalent - big data analytics ~ HR to HR 2.0 and Human Capital.

Strategic HCM

It’s not outrageous to imagine him as the next Ulrich.". #1 1 global online influencer in talent management. #6 Stop Checking the Box. 10 hours ago. The HR Capitalist. 5 Things Every HR Pro Can Learn From Riley Cooper and the Eagles. Learning. (55).

Recruitment and the UK Candidate Experience ~ HR to HR 2.0 and.

Strategic HCM

It’s not outrageous to imagine him as the next Ulrich.". #1 1 global online influencer in talent management. #6 Stop Checking the Box. 10 hours ago. The HR Capitalist. 5 Things Every HR Pro Can Learn From Riley Cooper and the Eagles. Learning. (55).

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