Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
Many companies ask new hires to sign an agreement that limits the time an employee has to file a workplace claim. A recent court ruling could make those employers change their minds.
How can you find the information you need to be sure you’re compliant with changes in relevant laws and regulations? The best way is to identify at least one reliable source of information for each of the six primary “buckets” of HR: Hiring, Discipline, Termination, Recordkeeping and Retention, Administering Policies and Procedures, and Legal Updates. […]
Handling telework requests, medical inquiries, more
The Department of Labor (DOL) and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), for the second time in just six months, are raising the penalties for employment law violations.
The trouble with recordkeeping at a lot of companies: You don’t know how complete your records are until you get involved in litigation or an audit. But by then, it’s often too late to fill in any critical gaps.
As states ease restrictions put in place by COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, employers are grappling with multi-faceted risk analysis and questions regarding the best way to recall employees to work: When should we reopen? Should all employees come back at once, or should we recall employees in waves? If we don’t call all employees back at […]
The National Labor Relations Board wants to require your company to put up a poster explaining how your employees can form a union.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission just came out with a document that some are calling “How to Sue Your Employer.” Rather than cursing (and hiding) the document, employers might be better served by using its contents to avoid a lawsuit.
While employers are keeping a close eye on ACA-repeal efforts and other changes under the new administration, they’re most concerned about what’s happening in their own backyards.
2014 was a pretty tough year for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. But that doesn’t mean employers can relax.
A recent lawsuit taught managers what not to say as the EEOC showed, once again, that a small comment can end up costing an employer big.
It was a busy week for the DOL — not only did the agency release a new set of FMLA forms for employers, but it wrote four opinion letters addressing several FMLA and FLSA concerns.
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