Category: Human Resources & Government Compliance

How Inclement Weather Can Affect Employment Laws

When a hurricane, earthquake, flood, fire, winter storm or other emergencies occur, numerous employment laws are implicated, including the federal law discussed below. Fair Labor Standards Act: Reduction of Pay and Work Hours Nonexempt employees: Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay nonexempt employees only for hours that the employees have actually worked. Therefore,

Employers should review EEO-1 guidance before Pay Data reporting deadline September 30, 2019

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a sample form, instructions, and FAQs to help employers submit employee pay data. The data is to be sorted by job category, race, ethnicity, and sex. This information is due to the agency by September 30, 2019. Earlier this year, employers were required to submit EEO-1 Component 1

Let Us Assist With Your E-Verify For New Hires

Several states have passed mandatory E-Verify laws that require businesses to confirm the work eligibility of all new hires using the federal electronic verification system. Employers that fail to follow these mandatory measures may be subject to serious sanctions. This chart shows which states have mandatory E-Verify laws that apply to private employers and/or to state

Unemployment Tip: Voluntary Quit for Medical Reasons

DecisionHR’s unemployment vendor, Employers Edge, has laid out some detailed information regarding voluntary employee quit for medical reasons. Read on to learn about the ins and outs of medical quits. Health and medical reasons account for a significant number of voluntary separations from employment. Most states consider certain medical reasons to be “good cause” for

7 Important Items & Laws Employers Should Know Going into 2019

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.

Leadership Tip: Should Resignations Be Immediately Accepted?

Employee resignations can be a trying, and at times confusing process for both employers and employees especially when handling unemployment claims. A particularly complicated piece of this process occurs when an employee’s resignation is accepted immediately. This means that an employee has resigned and given their notice, however their employer accepts the resignation immediately. This