This tool helps you:
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the release of a one-page fact sheet designed to communicate religious discrimination protections to younger workers. In addition, the EEOC will implement changes in the collection of demographic data from individuals who file charges with the agency.
A divided 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the criminal conviction of a man who accessed his former employer's database to gain proprietary information by using a former co-worker's username and password.
In Schaefer v. Walker Bros. Enters., the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals followed federal guidance that allows employers to claim the minimum wage tip credit even when their employees spend as much as 20 percent of their time performing duties that are related to their occupations but do not explicitly produce tips.
The Uniform Law Commission has released a draft Uniform Wage Garnishment Act (UWGA) which, if enacted by state legislatures, would streamline and ease employer administration of creditor garnishments by standardizing many elements that now vary by state law.
The IRS has issued proposed regulations that confirm the position it took in Notice 2015-87 with regard to unconditional opt-out payments - payments made to employees who forgo group health benefits, which increase the amount of their monthly premium by the amount of the payments. The proposed regulations, which also cover eligible conditional opt-out payments, would take effect for plan years beginning in 2017.
In Miller & Anderson, Inc., the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that employer consent is not required for bargaining units that combine contingent and regular employees so long as the employees share a community of interest.
In Flores v. City of San Gabriel, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that payments of cash in lieu of benefits must be included in the regular rate when calculating how much overtime employees are owed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
A federal judge has blocked a controversial Mississippi law that would have allowed individuals and some public officials to deny services to members of the LGBT community. US District Judge Carlton Reeves issued a preliminary injunction blocking the law minutes before it was set to take effect. Meanwhile, the Justice Department is challenging a similar North Carolina law.
The Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to new regulations that prohibit third-party employers from claiming the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime exemption for companionship services providers and narrow the range of duties that FLSA-exempt services providers may perform.
The US Department of Justice has published an interim final rule adjusting current civil monetary penalties, which takes effect on August 1, 2016.
XpertHR is a go-to resource for my company for guidance on HR compliance. Prior to choosing XpertHR, we looked into a few other resources, but in the end it came down to the ease of use and quality of the data, as well as the breadth of information on the site.
Sarah Anderson, HR Manager, Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill
© 2016 Reed Business Information Inc.
The materials and information included in the XpertHR service are provided for reference purposes only. They are not intended either as a substitute for professional advice or judgment or to provide legal or other advice with respect to particular circumstances. Use of the service is subject to our terms and conditions.
XpertHR is designed to work consistently across a range of browsers, including the latest Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari. XpertHR no longer supports Internet Explorer 6 or 7. Learn more.
© 2016 Reed Business Information Inc.