Editor's Choice

All Items: Wage and Hour

  • July 1, 2018 Compliance Requirements

    June 28, 2018

    July 1 ushers in many new requirements with which employers must comply, including pay equity and salary history inquiry laws intended to bridge the wage gap; employee leave laws that establish or expand employees' rights to leaves of absence and time off from work; and minimum wage rates that increase or, in some cases, take effect for the first time. This article has been updated to reflect discrimination and leave protections for crime victims in Vermont.

  • Breastfeeding/Lactation Accommodation in the Workplace

    May 15, 2018

    XpertHR offers various tools and resources to assist an employer in managing employees who are breastfeeding.

  • Types of Employers and Workers: Employment Law Manual Expanded and Reorganized

    April 10, 2018

    XpertHR is excited to announce the release of a new Employment Law Manual chapter, containing two new sections, Types of Employers and Types of Workers, as well as the existing Independent Contractor and Multistate Employer sections.

  • January 1, 2018 Compliance Requirements

    December 21, 2017

    Numerous legislative changes take effect January 1, 2018 affecting minimum wage rates, recruiting and hiring, paid sick leave and more. An employer should take note of these legal developments and ensure it takes the appropriate steps to comply.

  • FLSA Working Time: New Liveflo Workflows Published!

    December 14, 2017

    XpertHR's innovative Liveflo Tool now includes four new workflows to help an employer determine whether certain activities count as hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

  • Wage and Hour Topics Reorganized and Streamlined

    November 13, 2017

    To better reflect the terminology used most often by HR, XpertHR has renamed the Topic formerly called Employee Compensation as Wage and Hour.

  • Day of Rest Laws: New Chart Added, Employment Law Manual Enhanced

    July 31, 2017

    Many states require employers to provide employees with a day of rest on Sundays, on their Sabbath, or when they have worked a certain number of hours or days in a row. To help employers comply with these laws, XpertHR has added a new chart and enhanced several sections of the Employment Law Manual.

  • July 1, 2017, Compliance Requirements

    June 21, 2017

    Numerous legislative changes take effect July 1, affecting minimum wage rates, employee leaves, recruiting and hiring, and more. An employer should take note of these legal developments and ensure it takes the appropriate steps to comply.

  • Municipal Preemption

    April 5, 2017

    Many states have passed laws that prohibit local governments from adopting, enforcing or administering an ordinance or local resolution on certain issues, such as minimum wage or employee leaves.

  • Independent Contractors

    April 18, 2014

    Employers that care more about an end result than how it is achieved can avoid certain taxes, legal liabilities and administrative challenges by hiring independent contractors instead of employees. The risks of incorrectly classifying a worker as an independent contractor instead of an employee, though, have never been higher.

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Editor's Choice: HR and legal considerations for employers regarding federal and state wage and hour laws.