Employment Law Compliance Professionals Should be Considered “Essential”

Biddle Consulting

As the patchwork of local, county, city, state, and federal laws, orders, directives, and recommendations are being sorted through, it can be difficult to impossible for individual employees to determine whether and for how long they might remain employed. Employment law compliance professionals are no exception—they fall into that space where, so long as there is work to be done and that work can be accomplished safely, they can continue to do it.

SBDR: 11 New Employment Laws Recently Enacted in California


California steals the top spot today as we take a look at some of the new changes to employment law in the Golden State. Meanwhile, Kansas is promoting workforce development and employment in a pretty cool, new way, and Maryland lawmakers are looking out for the actual little guys.

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Are Full-Time Employees of Staffing Companies Exempt? It Depends

HR Daily Advisor

A new 6 th Circuit case sheds some light on whether full-time employees of staffing companies are considered exempt from overtime. Staffing Employees Worked Long Hours. The court looked at two particular jobs performed at Randstad, Account Manager and Staffing Consultant.

Uber and Lyft Face Employee Misclassification Lawsuit in California

SHRM Resources

California Contingent Staffing Employment LawCalifornia officials are suing ride-hailing service giants Uber and Lyft for allegedly misclassifying drivers as independent contractors instead of employees.

Ensuring Suppliers Abide by Employment Laws


Ensuring Suppliers Abide by Employment Laws By Julia Mendez. As seen on The Staffing Stream : Ignorance is definitely not a defense. Employers are responsible for Equal Employment Opportunity compliance by the staffing agency. Monday, July 23, 2012 :00am.

3 Things to Consider Before Expanding Your Staffing Business Internationally

Spark Hire

If your staffing business is thinking of expanding to include work overseas, there are several things that you should consider before even submitting a bid or signing a contract to do international staffing or project work with another business.

Stop the Presses: California’s Freelance Journalists Await the Pinch of AB 5

SHRM Resources

A California law that takes effect Jan. Here’s how the new law may affect employers and freelance journalists. California Critical Evaluation Contingent Staffing Employment Law

Stop summertime FMLA abuse: The Friday Monday Leave Act

HR Morning

It also allows you to address staffing issues early in the workday. Many employers fail to request the medical certification form from the doctor which states why an employee is in need of leave.

6 Business Cases for Interim HR Staffing


If you need to bolster your current team with specific skills or add additional resources for project-based work, you should consider interim HR staffing. Interim HR staffing can help you add a variety of temporary HR professionals, from HR generalists to specialized consultants, during critical times. Here are just a few of the problems that interim HR staffing can solve for your organization. Compliance & Changing Laws. Sexual harassment laws.

Labor Department Releases Final Joint-Employer Rule

SHRM Resources

Department of Labor announced a final rule narrowing the definition of "joint employer" under the Fair Labor Standards Act and providing clarity to businesses about franchise and contractor relationships. The U.S.

California 2020 Vision: HR Will See a Year of Litigation, Legislation and More

SHRM Resources

California Critical Evaluation Contingent Staffing Employment LawCalifornia HR professionals will likely have a busy year dealing with the state’s new independent-contractor test, historically low unemployment rate and multigenerational workforce.

Gig Workers Fight California’s New Contractor Law

SHRM Resources

California Critical Evaluation Contingent Staffing Employment LawCalifornia's controversial new independent-contractor test took effect Jan.

Not Too Late to Learn About Employment Law Updates for 2015


Continuing its tradition, California rings in the new year with changes to employment laws. Did you also know that employers can now be accountable for wage-and-hour violations when they use staffing agencies or other labor contractors to hire workers? Fortunately, it’s not too late to learn more about these and other noteworthy new laws. In fact, anyone with employees in California will benefit from our employment law experts’ compliance guidance.

California Freelancers Might Get Relief from AB 5’s Strict Limits

SHRM Resources

California Contingent Staffing Employment LawA controversial new independent-contractor standard in California limits the number of works businesses can accept from freelance journalists.

Uber May Owe $640M for Misclassifying N.J. Workers

SHRM Resources

Contingent Staffing Employment Law?New Jersey's labor department is seeking more than $640 million from Uber for allegedly misclassifying drivers as independent contractors.

Stop summertime FMLA abuse: The Friday Monday Leave Act

HR Morning

It also allows you to address staffing issues early in the workday. Many employers fail to request the medical certification form from the doctor which states why an employee is in need of leave.

How Resume & Employment Verification Protects Employers


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.

Does joint employer status apply to you? 3 scenarios to help you decide

Business Management Daily

A new Department of Labor rule tightens the definition of what constitutes a joint employer under the Fair Labor Standards Act, making it less likely that more than one entity can be held liable for the same federal wage-and-hour violations. Maintains the employee’s employment records.

Mandatory Flu Shots: Can You Make Employees Roll Up Their Sleeves?

HR Daily Advisor

Many employers believe that employees should be inoculated to keep the workforce healthy and the office fully staffed during flu season. Although the question is simple, the answer most certainly isn’t, even for employers in the healthcare industry.

Feds’ new I-9 enforcement push: 4 ways to protect your company

HR Morning

As employers know, all employees hired on or after Nov. Employers are only required to keep documentation for former employees for one year after separation or three years, whichever is later. This error is made by both employees and employers.

Denying women the opportunity to collect garbage? That’ll cost you $179k

HR Morning

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in a sex discrimination lawsuit against a Louisiana staffing firm. The EEOC had charged that Workplace Staffing Solutions, LLC, which operates an office in Gulfport, MS, violated federal law when it failed to hire six women for residential temporary trashcan collector (RTCC) positions in Harrison County, MS, because of their gender. “Sex discrimination continues to be a barrier for women seeking employment,” C.

Feds kill two ’employee-friendly’ rule interpretations, but will it help HR?

HR Morning

The DOL latest move gives employers some hope that the aggressive, pro-employee enforcement agenda of the agency’s previous administration is coming to an end. The agency announced the withdrawal of its Administrator Interpretations (AIs) on joint employers and independent contractors.

M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals and Trending #HotInHR News


Ceipal, a SaaS platform automating business operations of staffing companies, raised $7.5m Commuty, a provider of a smart parking solution for employers to manage parking spots, raised €500k in funding. The Employer Branding Strategies Conference.

EEOC issues 2017 enforcement plan: 6 areas it’s targeting next

HR Morning

In other words, if the agency investigates or sues an employer, chances are it’ll be in one of the primary enforcement areas outlined in its new Strategic Enforcement Plan. The EEOC just issued its second-ever Strategic Enforcement Plan. This is a big deal. Here’s why. .

Why HRs pros want to kill I-9 and what they want instead

HR Morning

If you’re in favor of ditching the current employment verification process – the paper-based I-9 form – for a mandatory electronic system, you’re not alone. includes a strong safe harbor to protect employers (95%). As employers know, all employees hired on or after Nov.

Ask the Attorney: Dress codes, mental health issues and file retention

Business Management Daily

In this edition of Ask the Attorney, our expert employment lawyer tackles readers questions about dress codes, file retention and mental health issues. and then ensure that the staffing agency with which you work is aware that you have a dress code. Employment Law Labor Laws

NLRB Takes Next Step Toward Employer-Friendly Rule on Joint Employment

HR Daily Advisor

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is on track to settle once and for all the question of what constitutes joint employment, and the standard being pursued is seen as a win for employers that use a franchise business model as well as those using temporary staffing agencies.

How the California Consumer Privacy Act Impacts Background Checks


The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020 and it will rank amongst the most stringent privacy laws in the U.S. The new law will provide California residents with more control over their digital information and provide significant penalties to covered companies who fail to comply. state privacy laws limit their definitions of “personal information” to certain identifiers that could be used to commit identity theft (e.g.,

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Louisiana Will Continue Focus on Misclassification as Independent Contractors

HR Daily Advisor

The GAME ON task force has focused on industries that the LWC claims are historically known to use independent contractors on a large scale, including construction, healthcare, hospitality, personal service, and staffing companies. Theard is also an editor of Louisiana Employment Law Letter.

NLRB Looking for Clarity on Joint Employment, But Change Won’t Be Quick

HR Daily Advisor

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is considering entering the long and cumbersome process of rulemaking in an effort to create a clear standard for determining what puts two or more employers in a joint-employment relationship under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

The return of Opinion Letters: DOL brings back key compliance tool for HR

HR Morning

Opinion Letters had been an invaluable tool for everyone from HR pros to employment law attorneys for complying with federal law enforced by the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (FMLA, FLSA, etc.). Now the question is: What does the DOL’s move mean for employers proceed?

11 reasons to pay attention to EEOC’s new discrimination guidance

HR Morning

The EEOC’s latest proposed guidance covers a topic a lot of employers probably think they already know well: national origin discrimination. ” Translation, the feds are going to be vigilantly looking for employers who discriminate against people in those classes.

Joint-Employment Standard Back in Spotlight as Appeals Court Reenters Case

HR Daily Advisor

An appeals court’s decision to grant a motion to reconsider a case involving joint employment is the latest development in an issue that has sparked much confusion in recent months. which set a different joint-employment standard from the one set by the NLRB in Browning-Ferris.

Employees have been reclassified. Now it’s time to train.

Business Management Daily

That may entail redistributing work or increasing staffing levels so overtime hours are unnecessary. Meal/rest breaks: Many state laws require you to provide nonexempts with meal and rest breaks. Department of Labor has proposed a new rule that would encourage employers to offer bonuses or other incentive-based pay to nonexempt workers who receive salaries under the fluctuating workweek method of compensation. Employment Law Overtime and FLSA

Yes, one word can create a hostile work environment — especially, if it’s this word

HR Morning

While working on a fence removal project as employees of the staffing firm STI Group, Atron Castleberry and John Brown (who are African-American) were told by their supervisor that if they “ni**er-rigged” the fence, they would be fired. Discrimination & Harassment Employment Law In this week's e-newsletter Latest News & Views Castleberry v.