After promising for a couple of years it would mandate that most New York employers provide predictable scheduling, the New York State Department of Labor (NY DOL) has backed away from the plan under pressure from employers.
Compensation & Payroll
News flash: The feds don’t like it when you bring in “applicants” for a “working interview” – and then refuse to pay them for the work they perform. The lesson is going to cost a Nashville dental practice $50,000 after a settlement in federal district court. The practice will pay $50k in back wages and […]
For many companies, discussing salaries has always been taboo. Some firms even required new hires to sign an agreement swearing they wouldn’t disclose their pay to co-workers. This “loose lips sink ships” approach is largely illegal, of course: Employees are generally free to talk about pay rates as part of their rights under the National […]
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued two rulings that tighten up two controversial decisions issued during the Obama administration. The rulings affect the NLRB’s independent contractor standard and what type of workplace behavior constitutes a protected action under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
As we move into 2019, organizations of all sizes are once again reviewing employee performance management strategies. In a field as dynamic and fast-changing as HR, the new year is seeing HR teams trying new approaches that include recent scientific insights, productivity research and technology developments. The traditional annual review is on its way out […]
The first days and weeks when new employees come to work are a make-or-break time for their success with you. A positive welcoming experience puts them at ease and reinforces that joining your company was a good choice. That breeds loyalty – a key component of a stronger workforce, and an essential characteristic of what […]
As the job market tightens, setting competitive salary levels becomes more and more critical.
The Department of Labor (DOL) has extended the pilot program called the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID). Is it something your company should participate in?
What if there was a way to help your employees repay their student loans and increase your company’s retention rates?