Free 2020 Midyear Employment Law White Paper

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You’ll also learn about court decisions on discrimination, background report disclosures and employee compensation during security screenings, to name a few, as well as other bills in the California Legislature that would expand state leaves of absence laws.

Free 2019 Midyear Employment Law White Paper

HRWatchdog

We are over halfway through 2019, and as always, you can count on the Golden State for interesting developments in employment law. CalChamber also offers convenient HR compliance products and services for current and comprehensive employment law information.

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The New HR Rules: Employment law updates for 2020

Business Management Daily

A comprehensive legal and HR compliance update is absolutely essential for keeping up with ever-changing laws and regulations. Here’s what you need to know about employment law changes to stay ahead of the curve. The rule applies to all employers with 50 or more workers.

On the Road: Employment Law Updates Seminars

HRWatchdog

The New Year brings many things — resolutions, cold weather and CalChamber’s annual Employment Law Updates seminars. Last week, our employment law experts packed their bags and began the annual seminar road trip with a visit to Southern California.

2016 Midyear Employment Law Update

HRWatchdog

CalChamber’s new white paper explains important changes to employment law. 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.

Cheat Sheet: COVID-19 Employment Laws

Paycor

You’ll find a summary of the new laws along with links to resources to keep you informed on: Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Extended FMLA. Employers can receive a payroll credit against federal payroll taxes for emergency leave paid under this program beginning April 1, 2020.

Top Employment Law Changes for June 2019

BackStitch

Welcome to the backstitch HR law blog, a new series where we will provide the latest updates on upcoming and recently in-effect legislation. For the month of June 2019 , several new pieces of State legislation follow in new trends developing within employment law.

New 2018 Midyear Employment Law White Paper

HRWatchdog

We are over halfway through 2018, and yet again, California employers have been busy paying attention to plenty of new employment law developments. CalChamber also offers convenient HR compliance products and services for current and comprehensive employment law information.

Wisconsin 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. However, remember that our summary is not qualified legal advice, laws are always subject to change, and they can vary from municipality to municipality.

How the Latest Employment Law Changes Affect Your Company

Synergy

Each day, news outlets reveal yet another story about a new law that affects hiring, employee management, or HR in general. Let’s take a look at the latest employment law changes and how they might affect your company. New Tax Laws Alter Benefit Offerings.

New 2017 Midyear Employment Law White Paper

HRWatchdog

Our employment law experts highlight the significant developments so far this year. Even though the year isn’t over, 2017 has already been busy for California employers. The post New 2017 Midyear Employment Law White Paper appeared first on HRWatchdog by HRWatchdog.

North Carolina 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. However, remember that our summary is not qualified legal advice, laws are always subject to change, and they can vary from municipality to municipality.

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.

Ensuring Suppliers Abide by Employment Laws

Peoplefluent

Ensuring Suppliers Abide by Employment Laws By Julia Mendez. Employers are responsible for Equal Employment Opportunity compliance by the staffing agency. On June 29, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that BP Exploration and Production Inc.

What’s In the Nevada Marijuana Drug Employment Law?

Zenefits

New legislation in Nevada makes it the first state to prohibit employers from disqualifying candidates because of a failed drug screen for marijuana. Governor Steve Sisolak signed the new law on June 5. Since the state passed its recreational marijuana use laws in 2016, the Governor felt the law was necessary to protect job seekers who use cannabis recreationally but may have been barred from employment because of their legal use of the substance.

Stop summertime FMLA abuse: The Friday Monday Leave Act

HR Morning

Don’t hesitate to put a system in place and use it to protect the company from lost productivity due to FMLA abuse. Many employers fail to request the medical certification form from the doctor which states why an employee is in need of leave.

Substance Abuse Spikes During COVID-19

Cisive

Employer Action. employers must clearly understand that now is not the time to stop or delay drug testing. State drug testing laws that mandate substance abuse testing or regulate the who, what, when, where, and how drug testing should be conducted, have not been suspended.

Marijuana at work: How to navigate the marijuana laws

Business Management Daily

With the varying marijuana acceptability throughout the US, it’s essential to know the laws in your area, have policies surrounding marijuana use at work, and know the signs to look for in your employees who might come to work while under the influence – legally or illegally.

Working parent discrimination may be the newest legal headache for employers

Business Management Daily

Working parent discrimination may be the newest legal headache for employers. Researchers are now also examining the long-term effects on female employment as well. In response to the pandemic, government officials urged employers to allow employees to work from home.

Workplace Drug Testing: What to Do When Employees Fail

SHRM Resources

You decided to screen workers for drug use because you want to maintain a safe and productive workplace. Here’s what employment attorneys said. Policies and Practices Employment Law Drug and Alcohol Testing--Employment Drug and Alcohol Testing

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

Zenefits

With a fast-growing small business, compliance is just one of many things on your to-do list, behind hiring, improving operations, and fine-tuning your products. 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. Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) , via DoL.

5 reasons employee productivity’s about to hit a low point

HR Morning

Let’s run down the list of what’s got employees’ attention at this very moment (in no particular order): March Madness (perhaps you’ve heard from this week’s Special Report that it’s a $4 billion productivity drain). What’s an employer to do to refocus the workforce? In this week's e-newsletter Management Employment Law March Madness productivityToday’s forecast: The perfect storm of employee distractions. .

Workplace Drug Testing: Weighing the Pros and Cons

SHRM Resources

Employers must provide a safe work environment, and they want to ensure their employees are productive, but is maintaining a drug-testing program in furtherance of these goals worth the hassle?

Stop summertime FMLA abuse: The Friday Monday Leave Act

HR Morning

Don’t hesitate to put a system in place and use it to protect the company from lost productivity due to FMLA abuse. Many employers fail to request the medical certification form from the doctor which states why an employee is in need of leave.

Developing a CBD oil policy? It gets complicated …

HR Morning

Just when you thought you had a handle on how your company policies align with laws on medical marijuana , along comes CBD oil. Made available to consumers by the 2018 Farm Bill, which allows for production and sale of CBD products. Employment Law Management

California Seeks to Enact Law Prohibiting Employers from Seeking Salary Histories. A Few Thoughts…

Something Different

You can read the HRPA synopsis here , and the text of the bill itself here , but in summary if this bill is passed it would prohibit employers from seeking salary history information about an applicant for employment (i.e. employers seldom disclose the range for a position).

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

Cisive

Managing a remote workforce can bring a new element to familiar challenges such as engagement, communication, leading, and productivity, especially for new team members.

How Resume & Employment Verification Protects Employers

Cisive

Resume fraud is a global problem that affects employers, the gig economy, and volunteer agencies whether they are screening in the U.S., Among the minority of employers who do check college credentials, most only check a student’s attendance or graduation dates.

In the age of legal weed, new breath tests show promise for employers

HR Morning

Employers have never had accurate drug testing options to determine when an employee might have ingested marijuana and, therefore, if they are likely to still be impaired. So most employers have policies that impose a maximum penalty for any positive test for the drug.

8 steps to stamp out LGBT discrimination

Business Management Daily

This discrimination affects everything from employment opportunities to housing. This historic ruling means that employers must take action immediately to ensure that employees are safe from discrimination at work. Note: Title VII covers employers with 15 or more workers.

Iowa Employers Need to Be Ready for Medical Marijuana

HR Daily Advisor

Medical marijuana manufacturers and dispensaries in Iowa must be ready to put their products on sale by December 1, meaning you need to understand the implications of the state’s medical marijuana law on your drug-free-workplace policies. Employer Policies.

When is Termination a Good Thing?

HR Examiner

Making an employment change is a big deal. But ending an employment relationship that isn’t working is better for everyone. For an excellent step by step approach, as well as great insights into the difficulties of ending employment relationships, see Jay Shepherd’s Firing At Will.

Non-Exempt Employees Earning Less Than $50k Might Soon Become OT Eligible If…

Something Different

This change is not coming tomorrow (the latest estimate is sometime this spring ), so employers will have time to prepare for any changes. wages haven’t kept up with productivity for a very long time. Labor and Employment Law FLSA hr human resources overtime

Two Carnivals for the Price of One

OmegaHR Solutions

The Employment Law Blog Carnival. Talk about productivity! Carnival of HR Employment Law Blog employment law blog Two carnivals were published yesterday that you should pay attention to.

Points-based immigration: its impact on SMEs | myhrtoolkit

myhrtoolkit

The policy document also states a “need to shift the focus of our economy away from a reliance on cheap labour from Europe and instead concentrate on investment in technology and automation,” adding that “employers will need to adjust.” Employment Employment law

Pandemic lawsuits: All the new ways you can get sued

Business Management Daily

It was sort of inevitable: Employees who are returning to work are suing their employers for a variety of perceived missteps. Large employers fall outside the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s requirement to provide employees paid sick/ family leave. Employment Law Labor Laws

How to fire a remote employee: legal considerations

Business Management Daily

Thus, for the time being, employers will have to terminate employees remotely. Of course, if you have production lines or operate in a retail setting, employees are physically present. The CDC and state guidelines still suggesting employers restrict travel and encourage telework.

Anti-Vax Nurse Leaks Measles Diagnosis, Leads Texas Hospital to Say No Social Media Privacy

HR Daily Advisor

While the employer clarified that it didn’t fire the nurse because of her anti-vaccine stance, her viewpoints directly clashed with those of the hospital and undoubtedly raised concerns about her continued employment at the facility. Employment Law Social Media Risk vaccination

The opioid crisis: Is drug addiction a disability?

Business Management Daily

Drug addiction touches every employer, whether it’s finding applicants to fill open jobs or accommodating treatment and recovery. Employers absorb part of that cost in the form of lost productivity and higher healthcare costs. Employment Law Labor Laws

Google’s #MeToo Moment: HR Impact Will Be Felt Far Beyond Silicon Valley

HR Morning

Because of Google’s size and the global ubiquity of its brand and products, the company’s response to the walkout protests are likely to create ripples that accelerate changes to EEOC guidance and force HR departments everywhere to update their policies and procedures immediately.