Employment Law 2020: Are You Prepared and Protected?

Ultimate Software

It’s a brand-new decade, and employment law changes are occurring at a breakneck speed right alongside technological innovation. Trends and best practices in employment law have evolved dramatically in recent years, and it can be hard for HR practitioners to keep up.

Restaurant Time & Attendance Tracking

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You also probably discovered—very quickly—that there was an administrative side to things that involved parts of the business you weren’t particularly fond of, like paperwork, and employment laws, and tracking time and attendance for your restaurant. Does your restaurant have the right time & attendance tracking software in place? Doing so can put these businesses in serious risk of time theft. How much do you understand about time theft?

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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.

Governor Signs New Employment Laws for 2019

HRWatchdog

Governor Jerry Brown signed several key employment law bills that businesses need to be aware of for the coming year. Here are some of the new laws taking effect in January 2019 that employers should anticipate: Assembly Bills.

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 always walk away smarter when I attend that conference, too. I hope the “human” part of human resources will advise employers that there’s a fine line between risk management and stalking. And it’s time to create a better work experience for women.

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.

Flexibility Matters - Customized Time & Attendance

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A comprehensive time and attendance system can give your company and it s employees the flexibility it needs in order to handle even the most complex requests with ease. These include: Employee attendance and scheduling. Employment law compliance.

Retaliation—The Marcia Brady Of Employment Law

HR Daily Advisor

neither can employers seem to escape claims of retaliation by their employees. Everywhere employers turn, there’s another retaliation claim being made against them under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), or another state or federal statute.

Trends in State Employment Law

Affinity HR Group

Many state and local legislatures are taking action in several areas of employment law due to the confusion, sluggishness, and/or inaction on the federal level. Some laws passed are part of long-evolving trends such as restricting inquiries into criminal and pay history, while others are responses to new social movements such as #MeToo. The following is a list of the prevailing laws that are popular. Note that the laws vary and may or may not apply to your business.

Trends in State Employment Law

Affinity HR Group

Many state and local legislatures are taking action in several areas of employment law due to the confusion, sluggishness, and/or inaction on the federal level. Some laws passed are part of long-evolving trends such as restricting inquiries into criminal and pay history, while others are responses to new social movements such as #MeToo. The following is a list of the prevailing laws that are popular. Note that the laws vary and may or may not apply to your business.

Employers’ Flu Worries Go Beyond Germs, Attendance

HR Daily Advisor

This year’s influenza outbreak has sickened millions of people across the country, leaving employers struggling to cover for employees who are out sick and searching for ways to prevent others from coming down with the flu. Flu-related absences are another concern for employers.

Podcast Shares Questions Asked Most Often at Employment Law Updates Seminars

HRWatchdog

The California Chamber of Commerce employment law team has been on the road throughout January, conducting Employment Law Updates seminars and explaining changes that transpired over the previous year that impact workplace practices and policies.

Protesting and Employment Law: Things to Consider While Fighting for Change

GattiHR

Protesting and Employment Law: Things to Consider While Fighting for Change. Like most questions and circumstances of the law, the answer is, “It depends.”. are at-will employment states, meaning an employee can be fired at any time for any reason, excepting an illegal one.

Two Seasonal Employment Laws You Need to Know

Paycor

It’s That Time of The Year Again. Most employment laws, except the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA ), also apply to seasonal employees. Get your temporary workers onboard quickly and in plenty of time to ensure you can get them properly trained.

“The Employment Law Year in Review” webinar recap

The Employer Handbook

Thank you to everyone who tuned in to “The Employment Law Year in Review” webinar we hosted yesterday. Because lawyers love to talk, we ran out of time to address audience questions yesterday. However, if you attended and still have unanswered hypothetical questions. A couple of housekeeping items: If you signed up, Jon Hyman will be emailing you a link to both the slide deck and a recording of the presentation.

Paid Sick Time for Federal Contractors: Creating an Audit Trail

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Paid sick time requirements are a concern for any company acting as a federal contractor or marketing to government entities. How Time & Attendance Software Can Help Businesses Track Paid Sick Time Hours. labor laws Time Off Request time and attendance software

Annual January Seminars Offer Insights on Paid Sick Leave and Other 2015 Employment Laws

HRWatchdog

California recently enacted many noteworthy laws that will affect the day-to-day operations, practices and policies of California businesses in 2015. Mandatory paid sick leave makes significant changes to California’s legal landscape, while additional laws and regulations address immigration-related practices, employer contractor liability, unemployment insurance and other employer requirements. Benefits Time Off mandatory paid sick leave

Not Too Late to Learn About Employment Law Updates for 2015

HRWatchdog

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.

How to create, implement and enforce a time and attendance policy

Insperity

A time and attendance policy – the set of rules for your employees on when to show up for work and in what circumstances they can be excused – is essential for running your business successfully. This concerns you if: Your business is open to the public at certain times.

Compliance During a Crisis: What You Need to Know About Absence and Leave Laws

Workforce Software

View this on-demand webinar as WorkForce Software’s Director of Compliance, Paul Kramer, as he shares the absence and leave laws in place today and discusses emerging rules and guidance.

Sleepiness: The Career Killer

Workforce Software

Sleep deprivation causes over 274,000 workplace accidents a year, costing employers $31B. Blog Absence Management Employment Laws Fatigue Management Organizational Culture Time and Attendance WFM Technology Workforce Scheduling

Compliance Corner: November 2017

Workforce Software

The Department of Labor estimates that 70% of employers are not complying with FLSA in some way. Here are 7 potentially costly mistakes employers should avoid.

Timing Is Everything—and Sometimes Bad Timing Can Be Costly

HR Daily Advisor

English mentalist Tony Corinda once said, “Good timing is invisible. Bad timing sticks out a mile.” ” A federal judge in New Orleans recently rejected an employer’s request to dismiss its former employee’s pregnancy discrimination case.

Top HR Conferences to Attend in 2018

Namely

To help you find the conference that’s right for you, we’ve rounded up the top upcoming HR conferences across the country (Events with an asterisk indicate that Namely will be in attendance—we hope to see you there!) 1. SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference Washington D.C. Professionals from across the nation attend this conference to catch up on the latest HR legislation and stay ahead of the curve.

DOL Opinion: Using FMLA Leave to Attend Child’s Special Education Meetings

HRWatchdog

California law specifically provides leave for employees to participate in a child’s school “activities,” which could potentially include IEP meetings. The employer granted FMLA leave to take the children to medical appointments but denied leave to attend IEP meetings.

Employment Laws: What You Need to Know About Medical and Disability-Related Leave

FingerCheck

If you’re an employer, are you up-to-date and in-the-know about the laws that govern how you’re required to handle medical and disability-related employee leave? There are other employers that may be covered under the FMLA — see the Employer Guide for more details. .

It’s Time to Cozy Up to the New I-9

HR Daily Advisor

It’s time for employers to get acquainted with the new Form I-9. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued the form November 14 and while employers are free to use either form for now, they must use the new form beginning January 22, 2017. Time for an Audit.

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!

New school year brings heightened anxiety around FMLA

Business Management Daily

The Department of Labor has concluded intermittent leave under the regular FMLA rules is appropriate when employees must take time off from work to attend special education committee meetings involving their children’s care. Her employer denied the intermittent leave request.

Working interviews: How hiring trend can cause compliance issues

HR Morning

failed to pay registered dental assistants and hygienists time-and-a-half for hours worked over 40 in a workweek. authorized their accountant to falsify and alter time and payroll records to make it appear that the employer was paying proper overtime for all hours worked, and.

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.

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. Attending networking events. The court could not conclusively determine that the employees spent more than 50% of their time on exempt “matchmaking” tasks.

Paid Sick Time for Federal Contractors: Creating an Audit Trail

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Paid sick time requirements are a concern for any company acting as a federal contractor or marketing to government entities. How Time & Attendance Software Can Help Businesses Track Paid Sick Time Hours. Scheduling Paid Sick Time

“If I could press a button and instantly vaporize one sector of employment law?” (redux)

Ohio Employer's Law

Nearly six years ago, Walter Olson , writing as his Overlawyered blog, asked the following question: “If I could press a button and instantly vaporize one sector of employment law…” ? In the 70+ years that have passed, it has evolved, via a complex web of regulations and interpretations, into an anachronistic maze of rules that even the best-intentioned employer cannot hope to comply with. developmentally disabled persons in community employment.

4 key steps to maintaining HR compliance

HRExecutive

As soon as you master an employment law in one jurisdiction, another one pops up. Fortunately, there are key steps employers can take to stay on top of evolving labor legislation—starting with a basic, four-pronged strategy for maintaining daily HR compliance.

No answer on legality of cutting hours under ACA: Dave & Buster’s settles ERISA suit

HR Morning

If you were hoping a court ruling on a recent ERISA lawsuit involving Dave & Buster’s would offer some clarity into whether it’s legal to cut employees’ hours to avoid having them count as full-time employees under the ACA, you’re going to be disappointed.

FMLA, FFCRA and Intermittent Leave: When to use which

Business Management Daily

The Family and Medical Leave Act ( FMLA ) and the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) give workers job-protected time off. Thus, there are three ways that workers affected by the pandemic can take time off work. Nor are all employers covered.

Terminate or accommodate? Litigation prevention is key

Business Management Daily

It’s one of the hardest decisions an employer have to make. There are two major employment linked ADA protections. Employers may not discriminate against disabled applicants or employees in hiring, benefits, promotions or training. They must conform to state contract laws.

New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act Takes Effect October 29

HR Daily Advisor

New Jersey’s new Paid Sick Leave Act, which ensures employees get paid time off to care for their own or a family member’s illness or injury, is set to take effect on October 29. The law requires all private and public New Jersey employers, regardless of size, to offer paid sick leave.

Global Compliance Desk – Canada

Replicon

Recently, there have been some key developments implemented in Canada Federal Employment Law. Canada’s Federal Labor Code, which establishes minimum standards for employment in federally regulated workplaces, was amended in late 2017 by Bill C-63 […]. Global Compliance Updates time and attendance time and attendance management Time Intelligence Time Intelligence Platform the time intelligence company payroll global payroll American Payroll Association