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The DOL PAID Program: Thanks or No Thanks?

November 15, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it would extend its fledging Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program for another six months, to April 2019. 

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Compliance

6 FAQs about FMLA Rules

July 03, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

What’s your FMLA rules IQ? Although nearly everyone has a passing familiarity with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), misinformation abounds—and little mistakes can create big repercussions for unwary employers. 

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OSHA Regulations Recap: Deadlines, Forms and Fines, Oh My!

June 14, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Have you electronically filed your 2017 OSHA Form 300A yet? Because for employers subject to OSHA regulations, July 1, 2018 is the final deadline. And for some companies, this comes as an eleventh-hour surprise—the latest twist in an evolving...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Compliance

Independent Contractors vs. Employees: Classification Mystifications

May 29, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Should your so-called independent contractors really be classified as employees? It’s a sticky question that has long plagued employers—and as the gig economy grows, it’s getting worse.

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Compliance

Keeping Up with Trumps Department of Labor: The Issue of Opinion Letters

April marks the first opinion letters from President Trump’s Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, the first newly issued letters in almost ten years. After announcing the return to opinion letters from the Obama-era practice of...

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When Is an Employee’s Final Paycheck Due?

April 19, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

Every employer knows that it’s critical to pay employees correctly, down to the penny—and that includes a departing employee’s final paycheck.    

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Filed Under: Employee Benefits, Compliance

Is It Time to Update Your Company Drug Policy?

April 17, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

Not long ago, maintaining a company drug policy was a fairly straightforward HR matter. But in the last few years, rapid changes to America’s social and legal landscape have left many employers feeling like they’re tracking a moving target.

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Compliance, Human Capital Management

9 Performance Management Best Practices for Hourly Workers

April 12, 2018 By Amber Tenuta - Leave a comment

Many employers seek ways to improve their performance management system—and for companies managing an hourly workforce, the challenge is even greater. How do managers connect with employees in a low-wage, high-turnover environment? How do...

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What is the Cost of Hiring and Onboarding New Employees?

April 03, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

There are two primary reasons for the need to hire new employees:

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Filed Under: Compliance, Time Tracking, Workforce Management, Human Capital Management

Department of Labor Replaces Guidance on Employee Classification

March 13, 2018 By Amber Tenuta - Leave a comment

The U.S. Department of Labor has withdrawn its 2014 guidance regarding the meaning and scope of the term "employment relationship" under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The 2014 guidance has been replaced with the guidance from 2008.

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Filed Under: HR News, Compliance