Governor Newsom Signs New 2020 Employment Laws

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Employers need to be aware of a few significant new 2020 employment laws that may affect their daily business operations, policies and employees. Some new laws make significant changes while others make smaller changes to existing law.

UK employment law 2020: what’s on the horizon?

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From likely UK case law developments to changes to annual leave calculations and employees’ entitlement to written statements of particulars , ESP Law’s team of legal experts look ahead to what 2020 has in store for employment law . Case law decisions .

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Fair Credit Reporting Act—Employment Law Basics

HR Daily Advisor

‘Consumer Reports’ and ‘Investigative Consumer Reports’ In the employment context, a consumer report is any written, oral, or other communication of any information by a consumer reporting agency bearing on an individual’s employment.

Reminder: Properly Document FFCRA Leave to Claim Tax Credits

HRWatchdog

Employers need to maintain proper documentation to claim the new tax credits from the IRS. Employers will report this on their Form 941, Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return. The IRS requires certain documentation to claim the credits.

Required FFCRA Documentation, Recordkeeping for New Federal Paid Leave (COVID-19)

HRWatchdog

The new FFCRA regulations require employees to provide notice to their employers about their need to take either paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave. But, in order to obtain the tax credits, the IRS requires some additional information from employers.

CalChamber-Opposed Employment Law Bills Await Action by Governor

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Quite a few employment-related bills have passed the Legislature. Five bills that could significantly affect California employers are on the Governor’s desk awaiting review and action. In addition, the bill carries the threat of litigation for employers.

Reconstructed Travel Logs Inadequate for Documenting Mileage

HR Daily Advisor

Although the case involves the business expenses of a sole proprietor, it should be noted that the same rules also apply to vehicle benefits provided by an employer. Mr. Slaughter received his law degree from the University of Virginia and his B.A. In a recent case, Velez v.

Organizing I-9 documents: Keeping your employee paperwork compliant and secure

Business Management Daily

The post Organizing I-9 documents: Keeping your employee paperwork compliant and secure appeared first on Business Management Daily. Centerpiece Employment Law Human Resources

HR documentation: A step-by-step guide

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At first, HR documentation can feel like a series of tedious administrative tasks you have to do as part of running a business. However, thorough HR documentation is incredibly important to your business. This is your guide to achieve comprehensive, accurate HR documentation.

Upcoming Changes in Poland’s Labor and Employment Law

Global People Strategist

The Polish legislature is currently working on a couple of labor and employment laws that will take effect in 2019 and possibly ring in a new era of HR in Poland. Notably, the use of both monitoring services is strictly restricted, to be used by employers only when necessary.

3 costly mistakes that could be lurking in your documentation

HR Morning

It’s not always what’s missing from employee documentation that could get you in trouble. It’s also what may already be in your documentation that could land you on the wrong end of a lawsuit. . In other words, it may create liability for the employer.

How to fire someone fairly: Document your decision

Business Management Daily

The post How to fire someone fairly: Document your decision appeared first on Business Management Daily. Centerpiece Employment Law Firing Human ResourcesNo matter how fair you have been, always assume an employee who has been disciplined will sue, alleging some form of discrimination. Be prepared!

Ironclad Employment Documentation: A Q&A with Susan Fentin

HR Daily Advisor

Will you have the employment documentation to back up your decision and avoid a costly lawsuit? It’s your word against the word of the employee—unless you have solid employment documentation to support the reasons for your decision.

Harassment in the workplace: Document details and track complaints

Business Management Daily

The post Harassment in the workplace: Document details and track complaints appeared first on Business Management Daily. Centerpiece Discrimination and Harassment Employment Law Human ResourcesThis recent sexual harassment lawsuit case proves that if the matter gets to court, the more details you can provide, the better.

When a previously good performer starts to slide, carefully document decline

Business Management Daily

When an employer fires a worker for poor performance and the worker sues alleging some sort of discrimination, the employer must be ready to explain any apparent decline in its performance appraisals. The post When a previously good performer starts to slide, carefully document decline appeared first on Business Management Daily. Centerpiece Employment Law Human Resources

How Do I Verify Form I-9 Documents for Remote Employee?

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This can be a very difficult situation, since the law makes no exception for a remote employee — the employer must have the Form I-9 completed within the first three days of the employee beginning employment. The post How Do I Verify Form I-9 Documents for Remote Employee?

Coronavirus Q&A

HR Counselor's Corner

Employers should send the employee home and require them to stay home until they are able to return under CDC guidance. Employers should review the CDC’s website for guidance. A good CDC reference for employers can be found here: [link].

Keeping Employee Records Secure – Ask #HR Bartender

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In a personnel file, is it required to have no sensitive information (such as social security numbers) on any documents and/or other forms? Mark, are there laws regarding how organizations should maintain employee records? And if so, are the laws federal, state or both?

Recruiting Within the Boundaries of Equal Opportunity Employment Law

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It is crucial that healthcare recruiters understand how personal bias (or the employer’s bias) can lead to some dangerous hiring techniques that could leave them not only open to litigation, but also pass over heaps of well-qualified applicants. © Minerva Studio / Fotolia.

Reminder to California Employers: Law Requires Electronic Filing/Payment of Payroll Taxes

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The California Chamber of Commerce is reminding employers with 10 or more employees that employment tax returns, wage reports and payroll tax deposits must be submitted electronically to the Employment Development Department (EDD). File employment tax returns and wage reports.

How to Avoid Common Form I-9 Violations

HR Daily Advisor

Fines for knowingly hiring or continuing to employ unauthorized workers can reach as much as $16,000 per violation , while substantive and uncorrected technical violations can be as much as $1,100 per violation. Improper destruction of documents. Improper storage of documents.

9 FMLA record keeping requirements employers need to know

HR Morning

Employment law attorneys recommend periodic internal audits of all record keeping practices. That way, if there’s ever a dispute, you’ll be able to produce the required documentation — not to mention stay in compliance with federal laws.

Arizona Makes Misrepresenting Pet as Service Animal Illegal

HR Daily Advisor

While the new law, which took effect August 3, is a relief to many employers and business owners, they must be careful how they inquire whether an animal is a legitimate service animal. Effects of New Law. Employment Law disability Documentation Gallagher Kennedy service animal

Was employee’s firing for delaying leave documentation OK?

HR Daily Advisor

What can employers do when an employee is slow to provide documentation and respond to medical exam requests? In a recent case, a federal appeals court ruled that an employer was justified in firing an employee for failing to cooperate with its FMLA leave approval process.

5 Tips for Accommodating Depression, PTSD, and Other Mental Illnesses

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released information to help explain the workplace rights of employees with mental health conditions under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Tip #3: Ask for documentation. An estimated 16.1

Is Your Cafeteria Plan Document Full of Plot Holes?

HR Daily Advisor

Unlike summer blockbuster movies with a large cast of key characters, benefit plan documentation has just three: the plan document under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the summary plan description (SPD), and the Internal Revenue Code Section 125 cafeteria plan document.

Colorado Implementing New Data Privacy Requirements

HR Daily Advisor

Colorado’s new, more stringent data privacy law is set to take effect on September 1, meaning employers face more obligations related to disposal and security of residents’ personal identifying information (PII). The new law also creates C.R.S.

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Optimizing the Onboarding Process for a Remote Workforce in a Post-Pandemic World

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Additionally, it allows remote applicants to complete onboarding documents such as employment applications and direct deposit forms, to name a few examples. Enable Document Uploads from Mobile Devices.

New Design for Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents On Its Way

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Permanent Resident Cards, known as green cards, are getting redesigned to enhance document security. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) redesigned the Permanent Resident Card, known as a “green card,” and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD).

EEOC: CDC safety guidelines don’t violate ADA

Business Management Daily

Employers are free to ask employees and job applicants if they have symptoms of COVID-19, screen them for illness and make them stay home if they test positive, according to the EEOC. Employers may test employees for COVID-19. Employment Law Labor Laws

5 costly employment myths we need to discard

HR Morning

And as it turns out, a lot of those myths end up being taken at face value and acted on as if they were true — and it’s costing employers. But much like the boogeyman, many of these employment “facts” exist only in our imaginations. .

Preparing for salary history bans?

HR Morning

How can employers make sure that a prospective hire will be willing to take a job at a salary you consider fair before you spend everyone’s time interviewing ? And these laws aren’t restricted to the most progressive states and cities. Employment Law Pay and Benefits Uncategorized

DOL Fiduciary Rule Officially Vacated by Appellate Court; SEC Seen Receiving Baton on Adviser Oversight

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP said in the bulletin that “[t]here is no need for asset managers to contact ERISA clients regarding the change in law or to update subscription and other documents immediately.”. Employment Law News advice documents DOL ERISA fiduciary

Ask the Attorney: FMLA and parents in the pandemic

Business Management Daily

These questions were submitted by participants of the recent online training and answered by speaker and employment lawyer, Anniken Davenport. Employers may want to request proof that these are unavailable should parents still request leave after school ends.

Keeping up to date on 6 critical HR activities

HR Morning

How can you find the information you need to be sure you’re compliant with changes in relevant laws and regulations? Having it set up in advance helps you to cover all necessary bases with your PIPs and ensure your process complies with all applicable laws and regulations.