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The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas (2016 edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

For the past four Noels, I've concluded my posting year with “The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas.” On the first day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me. On the second day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me.

Penalties for employment law violations just increased … again

HR Morning

The Department of Labor (DOL) and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), for the second time in just six months, are raising the penalties for employment law violations. . The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) penalty for violating the law’s posting requirements will increase from $163 to $166 for each separate offense — that’s after a jump from $110 this past summer.

SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference

Laurie Ruettimann

It’s that time of year when HR nerds get together and talk policy and legislation at the SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference. I hope the “human” part of human resources will advise employers that there’s a fine line between risk management and stalking. The post SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference appeared first on Laurie Ruettimann.

Here’s why employment law violations are going to start costing even more

HR Morning

The FMLA penalty for violating the law’s posting requirements will increase from $110 to $163 for each separate offense. It’s increasing the penalties for employers who knowingly employ an unauthorized worker and employers who commit other immigration-related violations. Example: The minimum penalty for knowingly employing an unauthorized worker will increase from $375 to $539 per worker.

?An Introduction to Global Employment Law

New to HR

A fully global employment law does not exist. Instead, local companies are bound to their country’s domestic law. Each of their laws governs the relationship between employer and employee. An Introduction to Global Employment Law appeared first on New To HR.

The 5 Most Common Employment Law Risks

Justworks

Founder David Ehrenberg breaks down exactly what you need to do to protect your small business from the biggest employment risks. Why worry about employment law risks when you have enough things to focus on: building your team, getting traction, and lining up funding?

Midyear Employment Law Update White Paper

HRWatchdog

Download the 2015 Midyear Employment Law Update now! California’s mandatory paid sick leave law is the story of the year. On July 1, employers had to start providing the benefit to employees. The governor also signed “clean up” amendments to the law that were effective on July 13. It’s already been a busy year with several noteworthy developments that demand employers’ attention. Workplace Policies employment law update white paper

Know What’s New for 2016 by Attending CalChamber’s Employment Law Updates Seminar

HRWatchdog

Governor Brown signed significant employment-related legislation into law for 2016. For clear explanations of your employer obligations, take a seat at one of CalChamber’s 2016 Employment Law Updates seminars in January. agrees: “I regularly attend CalChamber’s Employment Law Updates seminar and always learn something new. 2016 Employment Law Updates Seminar. General 2016 employment laws seminars

Which of you hot shot lawyers wants to join an employment law panel with me?

The Employer Handbook

It’s the Plaintiffs’ Employment Panel. You see, as of yesterday at 11:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time, I officially became the co-coordinator of the Plaintiffs’ Employment Panel for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Is New Jersey trying to out “California” California with new employment laws?

The Employer Handbook

In Cuevas , two plaintiffs filed an action under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) claiming that they were victims of race-based discrimination, a hostile work environment, and retaliatory firings. But, the employer felt that the award broke the mold, so to speak.

Is New Jersey trying to out “California” California with new employment laws?

The Employer Handbook

In Cuevas , two plaintiffs filed an action under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) claiming that they were victims of race-based discrimination, a hostile work environment, and retaliatory firings. But, the employer felt that the award broke the mold, so to speak.

The Importance of Training Managers on Fed and State Labor and Employment Laws

Something Different

The resulting settlement and excoriation by the DOL on its’ website will lead to bad press that may ultimately damage Staples’ employment brand to the tune of damages that far exceed the monetary costs outlined in its settlement with the DOL and employee.

The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas (2014)

Ohio Employer's Law

For the past two Noels, I published “The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas.” Some musical accompaniment) On the first day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me a lawsuit for my company. On the fifth day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me.

The illegal questions you’re asking on your job application

The Predictive Index

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Oh, it’s on! Class-action waivers to be first Supreme Court employment-law heavyweight battle of 2017

The Employer Handbook

Among other things, the FAA allows an employer and employee to agree that all employment-related claims between them will be arbitrated (as opposed to heard in court, with a jury). The Fifth and Eighth Circuits have agreed with employers.

4 Labor and Employment Law Changes to Keep an Eye On In 2015

Insperity

There are potential changes to several other employer-related laws that you may need to prepare for. In order to avoid paying overtime compensation, many employers are misclassifying their employees as independent contractors or exempt. Changes in marijuana laws.

Employment Law Blog Carnival: The Wreck of the Old 97 Edition #ELBC#ELBC

Ohio Employer's Law

Regardless the reason, my favorite band gets billing as the honoree of this month’s Employment Law Blog Carnival, as we look at the month’s best blog posts through the swarthy lens of some of the Old 97’s best songs. Employment Essentials has some suggestions, in The EEOC Asks: Is Your Corporate Wellness Program Really Voluntary? The Mad Pooper, though, is clearly worse, says Eric Meyer’s Employer Handbook Blog, in Well, that stinks!

Employment Laws: Where Employees Work or Live – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

We’ve answered questions before related to employment laws about giving notice and final paychecks. He is telling us that, due to California law, the company owes him the accrued PTO. I met Andrea through the Employment Law Blog Carnival , which if you don’t read, you should.

Five Employment law highlights from around the country

OmegaHR Solutions

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently signed into law the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act which goes into effect September 1, 2015. Five news items to pay attention to in HR. Here are a few notable tidbits I came across as I was scanning news stories and blogs.

Employment Law Implications of Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s Death

TLNT: The Business of HR

By Michael J. Lotito and Ilyse Schuman. HR Management HR News HR Trends Labor Relations Legal, Compliance & Policies

The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas (2015 Edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

For the past threeNoels, I published “The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas.” On the first day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me. On the second day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me. On the third day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me.

Screening Your Employees? Here is How to Reduce Your Risk of a Lawsuit

TriNet

Change is sweeping through employment law, and small businesses are finding themselves caught in the riptide. Talent Acquisition employment lawWith an increase of lawyers filing Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) class action lawsuits. Visit site for full story.

The Oxford Comma Case Proves We Need New Employment Laws, Not Better Grammar

Evil HR Lady

Everyone is focusing on the Oxford comma part of this case, but I’d like to focus on the ridiculousness of an employment law that could result in this confusion and hinge on a grammar question. My first question on this was how on earth do truck drivers qualify for being exempt on a federal law level? To keep reading, click here: The Oxford Comma Case Proves We Need New Employment Laws, Not Better Grammar.

4 Labor and Employment Law Changes to Keep an Eye on in 2015

Insperity

There are potential changes to several other employer-related laws that you may need to prepare for. In order to avoid paying overtime compensation, many employers are misclassifying their employees as independent contractors or exempt. If the Department of Labor (DOL) finds out, noncompliant employers could face substantial penalties. Changes in marijuana laws. This has many employers won-dering how this will affect their workplace. Ban the Box” laws.

Our day at Epcot: Food, characters and, yes, an employment-law lesson

The Employer Handbook

Epcot Employment Law: The “Bona Fide Occupational Qualification” I promised you an employment-law lesson. You see, making employment decisions based on these protected classes is usually unlawful.

That’s What They Said: “Justice Scalia’s impact on HR and employment law”

The Employer Handbook

I’m an employment lawyer whose blogging arsenal consists of strikethroughs , overused Vince McMahon references , and fart jokes. At the Connecticut Employment Law Blog , Dan Schwartz examines Justice Scalia’s “complicated” employment law legacy.

Why your control employees must care about employment laws

Ohio Employer's Law

Like most things in the law, the answer is, “It depends” on the law about which you are concerned. There are also potential common law claims under states law (e.g., If it’s discrimination liability, there is no issue for the individuals under since Title VII and the other federal employment discrimination laws, none of which provide for any individual liability. Here is the part, however, to which Ohio employers must pay attention.

Laws banning salary history on the rise: Is your company affected?

HR Morning

Even though a federal bill aimed at preventing employers from asking job applicants to provide a salary history appears to have stalled, many finance departments may still avoid salary history questions. These laws are aimed at closing the gender pay gap.

Employment Law: 3 Compliance Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

Insperity

One of the biggest mistakes you can make as an employer is underestimating the importance of compliance with employment laws. And if you think that you’re not affected by most laws and regulations because of the number of employees you have, think again. Often, small businesses are subject to many of the same laws and regulations that govern large corporations. Not keeping up with regulatory agencies and laws that govern your business. Overtime pay laws.

Employer Pays $2M for Retaliating Against HR Director

HR Daily Advisor

HR professionals and legal staff play a critical role in ensuring that corporations comply with the nation’s equal employment opportunity laws, the commission said in a press release announcing the settlement. Employer Takeaway. Employment Law BLR EEOC investigation retaliation

‘Breathtakingly Radical’: DOL Nominee Questions Legality of Any Overtime Salary Threshold

HR Daily Advisor

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that employers pay overtime to employees earning less than $455 per week (which amounts to $23,660 per year), regardless of whether they meet one of the law’s duties tests for exemption.

Groups Planning May 1 General Strike: Are You Prepared?

HR Daily Advisor

Cabello offered a message to any employers threatening to fire employees who participate: “If you choose to go against the people, the people will go against you.” Employer Takeaway. Employment Law BLR Day Without Immigrants HR Monty Ramirez

What 84% of employers are doing during OT rule stalemate

HR Morning

That’s a question employers everywhere are asking themselves as they wait for the fate of the DOL’s overtime rule to be sealed. An overwhelming majority (84%) of small business owners said they plan to go ahead with salary changes or reclassify employees as if the overtime law took effect.

FMLA lawsuit: 7 stupid words that could cost this employer big

HR Morning

Wells Fargo — does cost the organization big, perhaps it can serve as a lesson to other employers on what not to do. ” To avoid a fate like Wells Fargo, Nowak urges employers to keep the follow in mind: 1.