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.

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.

Not All Salaried Employees Are Exempt; June’s Webinar Explains Why

HRWatchdog

Live webinar is mobile-optimized for viewing on tablets or smartphones. Classification mistakes are highly litigated and extremely costly for employers. Always assume employees are nonexempt unless they clearly meet the salary and job duties tests of an exempt position.”.

September’s Webinar Specifically for California Supervisors

HRWatchdog

Live webinar is mobile-optimized for viewing on tablets or smartphones. CalChamber’s HR webinar on September 20 reminds California employers of how important and essential it is to make sure supervisors are well-versed in California’s employment laws.

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

Upcoming Live Webinar on New California Laws

HRWatchdog

California Employers: If you’re not up to date on new employer obligations for 2016, don’t miss CalChamber’s live webinar on January 29. Join our employment law experts for an insightful review of recent legislation, including changes to California’ gender wage equality laws and employee leave protections, enhanced enforcement powers for the Labor Commissioner and more. The webinar will clarify ammendments made to the law in July 2015.

Webinar on the High Price of Misclassifying Exempt Employees

HRWatchdog

Misclassifying nonexempt employees as exempt from overtime is one of the most common and costly class-action lawsuits against employers. Also consider the California Labor Commissioner’s increased wage-and-hour enforcement efforts — a top priority these days.

June 15 Webinar on the Upward Trend in Local Ordinances

HRWatchdog

Register now for this local ordinances webinar! From the Bay Area to San Diego, California cities and counties are enacting local ordinances relating to minimum wage, paid sick leave, criminal background checks and more. Register online or call Customer Service at (800) 331-8877.

Webinar on Consequences of Misclassifying Independent Contractors

HRWatchdog

Webinar on Thursday, September 15, 2016. Have you designated your California worker as an independent contractor or employee, and do you know the difference under California law? It’s not just unhappy workers igniting the firestorm. Both the U.S.

New Year, New Laws to Comply With

HRWatchdog

Employers will need to be aware of significant changes. As we head toward the new year, don’t forget there are several new laws affecting California employers in 2017. Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/Content.

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

HR Daily Advisor

20, 2017), three full-time employees of Randstad claimed that a district court had erred in granting summary judgment to Randstad on the basis that they were covered by the administrative exemption. Staffing Employees Worked Long Hours. Elements of the Administrative Exemption.

You Can’t Fight City Hall and Their Local Ordinances

HRWatchdog

Live webinar is mobile-optimized for viewing on tablets or smartphones. From the Bay Area to San Diego, California cities and counties are enacting their own employment ordinances. These local ordinances regulate wages, paid sick leave and other employment matters.

The Seven Biggest HCM Compliance Issues of 2017

Ceridian

As we wrap up 2017, it is time to reflect on the year’s major compliance issues in the human capital management world. Below is a summary of the important compliance issues along with highlights of where changes took place over the course of the year.

Live Webinar on February 19: How to Pay by the Rules in California

HRWatchdog

California goes beyond federal law and requires more of employers when it comes to wage-and-hour laws. Properly classifying and paying employees gets complicated, so it’s important to pay by the rules to avoid fines or legal trouble — especially with the increased wage-and-hour enforcement efforts of the state’s Labor Commissioner. “Do Webinar: How to Pay by the Rules in California.

What Can Federal Contractors Expect Under the Trump Administration? Here’s What We Know So Far

HR Daily Advisor

Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Here’s what we know so far, and what we expect in the coming days. The Incoming Trump Administration. Similarly, President-elect Trump campaigned on the promise of regulatory reform. Learn more!

Preventing Whistleblowers in the Workplace: OSHA Expands the Rights of Whistleblowers

HR Daily Advisor

In part one of this article, we focused on how the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has become more aggressive in its whistleblower enforcement efforts. While Section 11(c) actions are the most common retaliation claims, historically, they have not been the most effective.

Which Employer Mandates Are on Trump’s Chopping Block?

HR Daily Advisor

Employers can expect some relief from federal requirements under the Trump administration, especially those put in place under President Obama. Republicans’ 52–48 position in the Senate also bodes well for Trump’s nominees. Labor and Employment Specifics. Wage and Hour.

CalChamber to Host HR Boot Camps

HRWatchdog

Space is filling up fast for the one-day, topic-packed seminars focused on the employment life cycle, from hiring through termination, presented by the California Chamber of Commerce. Wage and hour; exempt and nonexempt classifications.

Ready or Not, Here It Comes: December 1 Federal Overtime Rule

HRWatchdog

Learn what you need to know to prepare for the new federal overtime rule when you join CalChamber’s employment law experts online on October 20. Effective December 1, 2016, the new federal overtime rule changes the salary level for exempt employees.

Puzder Nomination Could Be the End for Overtime Rules

HR Daily Advisor

The president-elect’s nomination of Andy Puzder for secretary of labor may very well be the nail in the coffin for the new overtime rules. Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, has for years been an outspoken critic of Obama employment initiatives. The U.S.

So, You Think You Have a Strong Severance Agreement?

HR Daily Advisor

When done right, the separation agreement will forever bar legal claims by the employee who signs it. The question is: do you do yours right? . Employers need to be aware of numerous key issues when drafting severance agreements. That’s the severance pay.

So, You Think You Have a Strong Severance Agreement?

HR Daily Advisor

When done right, the separation agreement will forever bar legal claims by the employee who signs it. The question is: do you do yours right? Employers need to be aware of numerous key issues when drafting severance agreements. That’s the severance pay.

CalChamber to Host Seminar on Leaves of Absence

HRWatchdog

California employers will find clarity and guidance about the state’s complex leaves of absence policies at the August 18 seminar hosted by the California Chamber of Commerce. Then California has unique and rather complicated leave laws, such as paid sick leave.

WIRTW #448 (the “promo” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

On February 22, I will be co-presenting a free CLE-eligible webinar for LexisNexis, entitled, “Employment Law: Five Areas to Watch in 2017.” The webinar runs from 2 - 3:35 pm EST. My topics are LGBT discrimination claims and NLRB for non-union companies.

2019 BCGi Summit: Speaker Spotlight #1

Biddle Consulting

Industry thought leaders and subject matter experts will be presenting at the BCGi Summit: Striving for Diversity: Sure It’s Required…But It’s The Right Thing To Do! Session Title: Doing Right, The Right Way: Making Lawful Race, Gender & Ethnicity Considerations.

5 Ways to Limit Legal Liability After a Reduction in Force (RIF)

RiseSmart

The popular view is that corporations hide information and make decisions in a way that is best economically for the company, without thinking about the human factor. Include pertinent information, such as: How will the organization be structured post RIF? Wage freezes.