All Items: Employee Management

  • HR Compliance Changes Take Effect July 1; Trends Include Minimum Wage, Military Leave and Payroll Updates

    Date:
    June 21, 2016

    HR departments should get ready now to comply with a wide variety of employment law requirements that are changing on July 1. Depending on the employer's presence in various jurisdictions, a number of workplace practices may be affected by legislative changes, ranging from employment contracts to payroll.

  • Ohio Becomes 26th State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

    Date:
    June 16, 2016

    Governor John Kasich has signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana in Ohio. Effective September 6th, physicians in the state may recommend the use of medical marijuana for individuals suffering from more than 20 different serious medical conditions. However, the new law does not permit smoking the drug for any reason.

  • EEOC Seeks Public Input on Proposed Guidance on National Origin Discrimination

    Date:
    June 7, 2016

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has voted to release for public input a proposed enforcement guidance addressing national origin discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

  • Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance to Take Effect

    Date:
    June 2, 2016

    The Minneapolis City Council has approved a comprehensive ordinance that will require private employers to provide sick and safe leave to employees starting July 1, 2017. Employers with at least six employees will have to provide paid leave. Those with five or fewer employees will be permitted to provide unpaid leave.

  • EEOC Releases Employer Wellness Programs Final Rules

    Date:
    May 25, 2016

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final rules on employer wellness programs, which address employee protections under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

  • New EEOC Publication Clarifies Disability Accommodation Requirements

    Date:
    May 13, 2016

    Responding to an all-time high rate of disability charges filed in fiscal year 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a new publication reiterating an employer's obligation, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), to provide leave as a reasonable accommodation to employees with disabilities.

  • Transgender Workplace Rights: EEOC Releases Fact Sheet, North Carolina Lawsuits Filed

    Date:
    May 11, 2016

    Transgender rights in the workplace garner national attention as the EEOC issues a Fact Sheet and the Department of Justice challenges North Carolina's enforcement of its Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act (House Bill 2).

  • CFTC Awards $10 Million to Whistleblower

    Date:
    May 5, 2016

    The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced an award of more than $10 million to a whistleblower. The award is the largest made by the agency to date.

  • Supreme Court Rules Against Employer in Political Speech Case

    Date:
    May 3, 2016

    The Supreme Court has ruled that a police officer demoted because his employer mistakenly believed he was campaigning for the mayor's political opponent may sue the City of Paterson, New Jersey for damages.

  • DOL Releases Updated FMLA Resources

    Date:
    April 29, 2016

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) has released an Employer Guide to assist employers in complying with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and a new version of the FMLA workplace poster.

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