Employers are well aware that the feds are aggressively looking into company-sponsored 401k plans for compliance issues. So it’s alarming to find out that the vast majority of plans the DOL looked at last year ran afoul of ERISA in some way.
Three major employment-law rulings in 2007 affect the way just about every HR office and every business operate this year.
Few things strike fear in employers’ hearts like a DOL audit. After all, most of the feds’ investigations result in firms shelling out serious cash in fines or settlements or both.
2014 was a pretty tough year for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. But that doesn’t mean employers can relax.
Yet another common employer policy has come under fire from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). It doesn’t matter if your workforce is unionized or not — if you’ve got this policy, it could be deemed illegal.
A look at the U.S. Department of Labor’s budget for FY 2010 shows where the agency will be stepping up investigations of workplace violations and enforcement of labor laws.
With the multitude of issues HR pros face, it can be difficult to know under which circumstances legal help is necessary. Because, when it comes down to it, there is no instruction manual.
When employees are caught breaking the company’s computer use policy, they usually have an explanation of why they’re innocent. Does that mean bosses can’t fire them without absolute proof?
A new Web site lets employees and other users post anonymous allegations that companies are breaking federal immigration law.
A supply clerk at a long-term care facility in North Carolina couldn’t “do anything with her hair,” so she wore a hat to work. And that started a process that ended with her employer being found in violation of the National Labor Relations Act.
Every company’s got ’em: chronic complainers. But when the complaints deal with discrimination, employers need to tread carefully. What can they do without risking a lawsuit?
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.
Many of the old ways of completing basic human resources tasks have been changed by new remote workforces and the need for physical distancing. One of the areas most impacted is internal workplace investigations. Although gathering information and conducting interviews in person is preferable in almost every context, current conditions make face-to-face interactions impossible or, […]
We live in a litigious world, and nowhere is that truer than in the workplace. Especially since the #MeToo era began, workplace investigations have come under increased scrutiny.
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