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 …

New FLSA Rules on Hold

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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 …

FLSA Exemption Changes – Policy and Practice Updates and the Golden Rule

Carolyn Taylor HR Alerts

New rules have been established for employees who may not make enough to be classified as exempt under the new rules. Aside from figuring out how to reclassify employees while protecting your bottom line, you’ll also want to consider a number of policies and procedures that apply to non-exempt employees, and whether they should be updated or added to your …

OSHA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements – Upcoming Changes

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HR Alert | December 2014 On January 1, 2015, a final rule from the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will take effect that will change the current injury and illness reporting and recordkeeping requirements. This new rule adds to the number of situations in which employers must notify OSHA of injuries and illnesses as well …

Employee Breaks and Meal Periods in Busy Workplaces

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HR Alert | November 2014 If your organization is located in a state that mandates employee breaks and/or meal periods, it is crucial that you work with your senior management team on enforcing your meal and rest break policy as well as ensuring that schedules are set so that employees receive these required breaks from work. HR Pros can help you …