A Quick Reference chart has been added to XpertHR to help an employer comply with the sweeping tax reform law signed by President Trump on December 22, 2017. The legislation affects an employer's legal compliance with several key payroll, fringe benefit, ACA and other employment law provisions.
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.
Updated to reflect state paid sick leave final rules, effective October 3, 2017.
Updated to reflect amendments to Chicago's paid sick leave final rules on when leave may be used, effective September 11, 2017.
Updated to include information on case law regarding leave as a reasonable accommodation under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
Updated to include amendments to the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act regarding pregnancy discrimination and accommodation, effective October 1, 2017.
Updated to include the Nevada Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act, effective October 1, 2017.
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a $161,000 jury award to an Alabama narcotics officer whose employer refused to accommodate her need to pump breast milk following her maternity leave. The jury had found the employer illegally retaliated against the officer under both the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA).
The White House plans to nominate Cheryl Stanton to be Administrator of the US Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. Currently executive director of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, Stanton also has worked as a labor and employment attorney in both the public and private sectors.
HR and legal consideration for complying with and administering FMLA leave. Guidance and support on following all of the FMLA rules and regulations.