EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Suspended Indefinitely

Carolyn Taylor HR Alerts

Last week, the Office of Management and Budget put an indefinite hold on the pay data collection portion of the EEO-1 form that was revised on September 29, 2016. The version in effect prior to September 2016, which collects data on race, ethnicity, and gender by occupational category, remains in effect. The EEO-1 form only applies to private employers with …

Five Tips for Effective Meetings

Carolyn Taylor General

Everyone loves effective meetings. If you want to get a snapshot of your organization’s efficiency and the health of its culture, look at your meetings. Are they efficient and productive? Do their results justify the time and expense? Are meetings an occasion for collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and team-building? Or are they a waste of time and a cause of needless frustration? …

Embracing Generational Differences at Work

Carolyn Taylor Talent Management

By Alice P. Jacobsohn, Esq. “Not Wrong, Not Right, Just Different!” was the message from Dennis Danilewicz, CPP, in his lunch presentation at the APA Capital Summit, held on March 27-28 in Washington, D.C. Danilewicz is the Senior Director of Disbursement Services at the New York University Langone Medical Center. His talk focused on understanding the impact of five generations …

Tips for an Easy W-2 Season

Carolyn Taylor Payroll & Tax

Update Your Payroll Records – Ask employees to verify their name and Social Security Number (SSN) before you close out your books and prepare the Forms W-2. If a name has changed, continue to use the old name and tell the employee to contact Social Security to obtain an updated card. Using a new name before the employee updates Social …

New FLSA Rules on Hold

Carolyn Taylor HR Alerts

On November 22, a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction on the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules, which were slated to go into effect in just over a week on December 1, 2016. The judge ruled that the Department of Labor (DOL) likely overstepped its rulemaking authority …

Federal Laws by Employee Size – are you compliant?

Carolyn Taylor HR Alerts

With a growing small business, compliance is just one of many things on your to-do list, behind hiring, customer acquisition, and managing day-to-day operations. Here’s a brief checklist of some major federal laws you’ll need to tackle at different employee thresholds in your growth. 1+ Employee Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), via DoL Employers must properly classify and pay employees a corresponding minimum …

What to Expect If Your State or City Passes Paid Sick Leave

Carolyn Taylor HR Alerts, Payroll & Tax

While only five states and the District of Columbia have passed paid sick leave laws, more and more municipalities—most recently Los Angeles, San Diego, and Chicago—are passing ordinances that require employers to provide paid sick time. Paid sick leave is clearly a trend—one we can expect to continue. While each paid sick leave law has its own quirks and details, …

Managing FLSA Change When Exempt Status Is a Status Symbol

Carolyn Taylor General, HR Alerts, Workforce Management

Employees who will be transitioned from an exempt to non-exempt classification because of the new FLSA overtime rules may resent the change in classification. They may feel that tracking time is beneath them, that they’re being micromanaged, that their position has less prestige, or that their work has less value. All of this is understandable; being exempt has become a …