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A Manager Must-Do: FMLA Training

January 15, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

They say that what you don’t know can’t hurt you. But when it comes to the Family Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, what you don’t know can hurt you—and that applies to your managers, too.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management, Learning and Development, FMLA

2019 Minimum Wage Updates Plus Our At-a-Glance Chart

January 11, 2019 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

Effective January 1, 2019, 19 states and more than 24 cities and localities have raised minimum wages, with other states planning increases later in the year. These minimum wage increases could effect an estimated 5 million hourly-paid workers,...

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Filed Under: Compliance, Workforce Management

ACA Ruled Unconstitutional—What Does That Mean for Employers?

December 19, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

On Friday, December 14, 2018, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was ruled unconstitutional. Few of us saw it coming, including employers and HR professionals.

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

Does Your Company Accommodate New Mothers? It's Not Optional

December 04, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Undoubtedly, your employee handbook covers quite a bit of ground. But if it doesn’t include a formal lactation accommodation policy, it’s not be as complete as it could be.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management

7 New California Labor Laws HR Pros Should Know

November 29, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

If your business operates in the Golden State, you know that California labor laws are among the most complex and rigorous in the U.S. Unfortunately, that isn’t changing anytime soon. In fact, things are about to get even more challenging for...

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management, California

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: Compliance, Human Capital Management

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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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management

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: Compliance, Workforce Management

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: Compliance, Workforce Management

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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Filed Under: Compliance