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.
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...
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.
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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Every employer knows that it’s critical to pay employees correctly, down to the penny—and that includes a departing employee’s final paycheck.
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.
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...
There are two primary reasons for the need to hire new employees:
The U.S. Department of Labor has withdrawn its 2014 guidance regarding the meaning and scope of the term "employment relationship" under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).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.
October is generally when the new rules for the upcoming year are released. However, keeping up with payroll and tax changes is, seemingly, an endless process—endless, time consuming, exhausting – but critical.