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. Regardless, be sure you’re compliant with new and updated hiring, wage and hour and leaves of absence requirements.

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.

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 accrued paid-time-off (PTO), but would not be eligible for it until he completed a 60-day introductory period. As a general rule, what employment laws apply to an employee?

Employment Laws Every Alabama Business Owner Should Know

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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. It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. A labama Employer Frequently Asked Questions.

2016 Midyear Employment Law Update

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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.

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

Something Different

For those unfamiliar with the act (abbreviated FMLA for short), it essentially entitles workers in the U.S. After all, as I’ve said before most people want to do the right thing… so long as they know what it is. Labor and Employment Law hr human resources

Employment laws to watch in 2019

Insperity

Employment law is ever-evolving, and 2019 is shaping up to usher in its fair share of changes. Employment laws tend to come in waves, with particular themes for each era. A patchwork of state and federal laws was eventually replaced when Congress set minimum age requirements with the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938. At the turn of the last century, workers had few legal protections from wage theft or unsafe working conditions.

Hot Topics in Employment Law

Paycor

Wage & hour violations, family leave, discrimination, harassment – these topics continue to generate conversation throughout workplaces across the country. No matter the size of your business, at some point you will encounter one of these regulations.

Five Employment law highlights from around the country

OmegaHR Solutions

The $15 an hour minimum wage trend picks up some steam as Los Angeles votes to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour in increments until it tops $15 in 2020. Emeryville, in the Bay Area also has passed a similar measure.

New California Employment Laws Affecting Businesses in 2017 and Beyond

HRWatchdog

These new laws will affect California employers’ day-to-day operations and policies in 2017 and beyond. CalChamber’s employment law counsel wrapped up their analysis of the significant pieces of employment-related legislation that Governor Brown signed into law.

CalChamber-Opposed Employment Law Bills Await Action by Governor

HRWatchdog

October 15 is the last day for the Governor to act. 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.

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. May need to notify law enforcement.

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. May need to notify law enforcement.

Employment laws to watch in 2018

Insperity

Employment laws continue to evolve, and 2018 will usher in some big changes in two of our most populous states, California and New York. The HR world is abuzz with all the implications of implementing New York state’s paid family leave legislation and California’s ban-the-box law, both of which went into effect January 2018. New York State’s paid family leave legislation is billed as the country’s strongest. Ban the box.

Unforgettable Lessons Learned from Wage and Hour Lawsuits

FingerCheck

2015 was another historic year for federal wage and hour lawsuits, and it’s predicted that 2016 will be no different. Unlike employees, contractors are not under direction, can be available for other jobs, and exercise the right to control their own work.

Employment Law Updates Seminars Ready You for 2017

HRWatchdog

The 2016 legislative session produced new laws affecting California employers’ day-to-day operations and policies in 2017 and beyond. Some of the new laws, such as the minimum wage increase, make significant changes to California’s legal landscape.

Some Employment Law and Workplace-Related Thoughts Regarding Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You

HR Daily Advisor

The film—Riley’s first—has received much acclaim and currently has a 95% critics’ rating on the website Rotten Tomatoes. Riley, who founded the hip-hop group The Coup in 1991, has a personal and family history of political and economic activism.

Oh Joy! Guest Worker Case Answers Tricky Wage and Hour Questions

HR Daily Advisor

A recent decision from a California Court of Appeal addressed the issue of whether a worker without a work permit was entitled to minimum wage and overtime protections under federal and state law. Joy Holiday terminated his employment on May 25, 2011. under California law.

CalChamber Releases List of New Employment Laws Affecting Businesses in 2016

HRWatchdog

The California Chamber of Commerce today released the list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2016 or earlier that will have an impact on businesses in California. The summaries below appear in a CalChamber white paper, available to download here.

LA Restaurant Fined Over Half a Million Dollars for Wage Theft; Workers Paid $4 per Hour

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Wage theft refers to infractions of the California Labor Code involving the payment of wages to worker. A Los Angeles restaurant has been ordered to pay $519,706 for wage theft violations uncovered by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office.

Unforgettable Lessons Learned from Wage and Hour Lawsuits Part II

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In today’s business climate, risk management is more important than ever, as litigation experts forecast that employers will continue to face stark wage and hour compliance risks. Unfortunately, the consequences can be dire, as was the case with Ecolab Inc.,

Wage and Hour lessons- Damn this stuff gets complicated!

OmegaHR Solutions

The important factors in wage and hour lawsuits are time and money. Finding the right balance is a matter of knowing the rules. The common theme to these four posts is wage and hour issues. Minimum wage issues. A wage payment quiz !

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. The cost is $199.00 ($159.20

California Wage Orders Updated

HRWatchdog

Employers must post the proper and updated Wage Order in their workplaces. The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently updated most of the Wage Orders to reflect the 2017 and 2018 increases in the state minimum wage.

State Minimum Wage Increases for 2017 (Map)

HR Daily Advisor

Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2017. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 State minimum wage changes effective January 1, 2017. per hour. per hour.

State Minimum Wage Increases for 2019 (Map)

HR Daily Advisor

Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2019. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, but the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws that are more favorable to employees. The minimum wage for federal contractors in 2019 is $10.60 per hour. State Minimum Wage Changes Effective December 31, 2018. per hour.

Santa Clara to Raise City Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour by 2019

HRWatchdog

On August 22, the Santa Clara City Council adopted an amendment to the city’s minimum wage ordinance (MWO), changing the MWO’s annual rate increase schedule to reach $15/hour by 2019. Changes will affect employers beginning January 1, 2018. What is the MWO?

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

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Right now, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) —also known as health care reform—is probably your number one concern when it comes to complying with new government regulations in 2015. Changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). an hour.

Bed, Bath & Beyond Learns Wage and Hour Compliance Is No Bed of Roses

HR Daily Advisor

Exempt vs. nonexempt is a question that continues to trip up even the most sophisticated employers. With overtime claims on the rise, employers can’t afford to hide under the covers when it comes to understanding the rules of employee classification.

State and Local Minimum Wage Increases Take Effect January 1

HRWatchdog

Employers should check for local minimum wage requirements. The next increase to the California minimum wage takes effect on January 1, 2017, for employers with 26 or more employees. For these employers, the minimum wage rate increases to $10.50

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. If it’s wage and hour advice, for example, then the Fair Labor Standards Act provides for individual liability for those who exercise significant control over the company’s operations. Some courts apply the same rationale to violations of the FMLA, although individual liability under that statute is far from a settled issue.

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. Mandatory paid sick leave, for example, is a real game changer that will significantly affect the day-to-day operations and policies of California businesses in 2015. 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? Compensation Time Off

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

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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? For a quick lesson on the three acts that regulate medical and disability-related leave, read on.

Does Managing the HR Function in California Require an SPHR?

Something Different

Ergo, this morning I started to do a little bit of research examining the differences between HR in California and HR everywhere else, assuming I’d find significant but not mind-blowing variations. For each violation of this rule, an employer must pay $200 per employee, plus 2.

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

Zenefits

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. Employers may only hire those who can legally work in the United States and must maintain up-to-date I-9 forms for all employees. Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) , via DoL.