US Department of Labor announced on 9/24/19 a finalized rule increasing the earnings threshold necessary for employees to qualify as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) minimum wage and overtime pay requirements.
“What’s an Employer to Do”? The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) periodically revises the Form I-9 and has previously made it clear that employers must use a current version of that form. However, the current Form I-9 that is found on the USCIS’s website was last updated July 2017 and has an expiration date
State and local officials were quite busy in 2018, especially when it came to employee-related laws. There were changes in 27 states and several important municipalities that affect employers of all sizes. There are caveats to many of these laws so employers should make sure to take note about which laws apply to their organizations.
New York state recently released a proposed model sexual harassment policy and a proposed model training program that can be used to comply with New York Labor Law Section 201-g, which requires that all employers either (i) use the model forms, or (ii) establish a policy and training program that meet the state’s minimum requirements.
You may already know that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), is an agency of the federal government, created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), for purposes of interpreting and enforcing federal laws prohibiting discrimination. Federal laws prohibit an employer from discriminating against any applicant and/or employee based on race, color, religion,
Recently, the IRS released Notice 2018-71 which provides an in-depth Q & A on the employer tax credit for paid family and medical leave. The tax credit applies for both 2018 and 2019 tax years. The topics within this Q & A are: Eligible Employers Family and medical leave Minimum paid requirements Calculating and claiming the
In an age of constant change, company leaders are always seeking ways to be more agile and innovative. Yet, in this search for workplace balance and success, they frequently overlook the main component of success—employee trust. Trust is critical in meeting and responding to the pace of change that we’re seeing in today’s market. Bottom
Every company wants to offer a safe and productive environment conducive to optimal performance. Thus, every employer should provide a workplace where the environment enables employees to perform their best work. As defined under federal and state laws, all job applicants and employees have the right to work free from discrimination based on age, disability, national origin,
Change isn’t easy. When a company transforms the way it does business, it’s a roller coaster of emotions for everyone. Even when the change is smaller or “business as usual,” the transition can be difficult and frustrating. In today’s typical company, up to 80% of employees’ days are spent working in teams. The benefits can
Change isn’t easy. When a company transforms the way it does business, it’s a rollercoaster of emotions for everyone. Even when the change is needed, the transition can be difficult and frustrating if it isn’t handled properly. As a leader, not only are you preparing yourself for the transition, you have the added responsibility of