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Your I-9 Forms Just Expired- But Here's Why That's Okay

September 16, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

If you haven’t noticed the expiration date on your latest I-9 forms, you’ve probably spared yourself some panic. The current version, as issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), was marked to expire on August 31, 2019. And now that it...

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management, HR News

How to Simplify Prevailing Wage and Certified Payroll Workflows for Successful Compliance

September 09, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

If you’re in construction, you undoubtedly know that successfully fulfilling federally funded public work projects means meeting labor-intensive compliance requirements. At the heart of it: prevailing wage and certified payroll rules. It can be...

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management, Payroll & Tax, Construction

How to Comply with Salary History Bans—Here, There, and Everywhere

September 06, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Tracking salary history bans is like playing a game of Whac-a-Mole. As soon as you master the law in one jurisdiction, another one pops up. To date, 18 states and 19 counties and cities have passed these laws, which prohibit employers from...

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Filed Under: Compliance, HR News, Payroll & Tax

The Pros and Cons of Pay Transparency

August 30, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

If you’re feeling the pressure of the pay transparency debate, you aren’t alone. As a result of tight labor markets, many employers are reevaluating their value proposition to employees and candidates, leading some to conclude they should no...

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Filed Under: Compliance, Workforce Management, Payroll & Tax

New House Bill Requires OSHA to Create Workforce Heat Illness Protections

August 23, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Does your company have a heat illness prevention program in place? Someday soon, you may be required to in order to maintain OSHA compliance. Last month, U.S. Representatives Judy Chu of California and Raul Grijalva of Arizona introduced a new...

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Filed Under: Compliance, HR News, OSHA

ACA Compliance News: 2020 Affordability Threshold Lowered, More 226-J Penalty Letters Unleashed

August 16, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is back in the news. Recently, the Internal Revenue Service released the employee affordability threshold percentage for 2020 via Revenue Provision 2019-29, and the new number benefits employees over employers....

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management, HR News, Affordable Care Act

Preparing for I-9 Audits and ICE Raids under the Trump Administration

August 09, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

If your hourly workforce includes immigrant workers, have you tightened your relevant HR processes lately? Many businesses have, as the Trump Administration’s focused approach to immigration enforcement creates new pressures for employers and...

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Filed Under: Compliance, HR News

Are You Ready for Fair Workweek Laws, Building Service Contractors?

July 25, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

If you think fair workweek laws only apply to restaurants and retailers, think again. On July 24, 2019, Chicago’s City Council unanimously passed a sweeping fair workweek law that covers building services, manufacturing, and healthcare, as well...

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Filed Under: Compliance, HR News, BSCs

Payroll Compliance Checklist: Your Guide To Not Getting Sued

July 16, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

There's no shortage of struggles when it comes to payroll. For most employers, it falls on them to withhold, deposit, report, and pay federal employment taxes for their employees correctly. But without guidance, you run the risk of missing...

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Filed Under: Compliance, Payroll & Tax

Beyond ADA Compliance, Employers Are Actively Recruiting Workers with Disabilities

July 12, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

If you’re struggling to fill open positions within your hourly workforce, you’re not alone. More than 7.3 million jobs are going unfilled, according to the latest BLS jobs report. As a result of the labor shortage, some forward-thinking employers...

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management, Workforce Management, Applicant Tracking & Hiring