Human Resources News & Insights

Trump administration weighs ending current DOL: What it means for HR

The Trump administration has certainly made some major — and mostly pro-employer — changes to Department of Labor (DOL) regs, but those changes pale in comparison to what the administration hopes to do to the agency next.

Baker wins, but Supreme Court religious freedom ruling raises tough issues for HR

When the High Court ruled in favor of a baker who refused to put together a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because of his religious beliefs, it made national news – and put employers everywhere in a tricky spot regarding free speech.

Why HRs pros want to kill I-9 and what they want instead

If you’re in favor of ditching the current employment verification process – the paper-based I-9 form – for a mandatory electronic system, you’re not alone.

Generation Z’s plan for a comfy retirement? Inherit the cash

Just how grim are the retirement prospects for the generation that’s now entering the workplace for the first time? So grim, that many believe the only way to secure a stable retirement is by inheriting it.

Can you offer employees an option to work on FMLA leave? Court says …

If an employee is still able to work but requests FMLA leave (say, to care for a spouse), is it interference to offer them the option to continue working while taking leave?

Get a Letter 227? IRS’ new online tool to navigate the wave of ACA penalties

Now that employers have been notified of their potential ACA shared-responsibility penalties by the IRS, the agency is offering guidance on how they should respond. And HR pros will definitely want to take note of their options.

4 steps saved company when manager was accused of sexual harassment

The steps this organization took after a sexual harassment complaint are textbook examples of what employers should strive to do in these situations. 

Landmark Supreme Court ruling gives HR a powerful tool to prevent pay lawsuits

Employers everywhere will likely rush to get their employees to sign the type of employment agreement the High Court just ruled has great power to protect businesses from costly wage-and-hour lawsuits.

New overtime rule and more: DOL’s to-do list includes some surprising news

  When the DOL released its 2018 Spring Regulatory Agenda, it not only offered some insight on its progress in creating a new salary threshold for overtime eligibility, it also suggested it may alter the methods in which employees’ pay is calculated altogether.

The $600 payroll mistake that cost this company almost $45K

Here’s a cautionary tale about the importance of double-checking for minor mistakes in your company’s overtime calculations.