Tag: HRCompli

Hiring Minors: A Comprehensive Guide for Employers

Child labor laws in the United States are designed to safeguard the educational opportunities and health of minors. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) administers the laws that regulate hiring minors at the federal level, ensuring minors are not employed under conditions detrimental to their well-being. Here’s a comprehensive overview of the key provisions: FLSA […]

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Ensuring ADA Compliance: A Case Study on Disability Discrimination and Best Hiring Practices

Recently, GMRI, Inc., operating as Olive Garden, resolved a significant lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) concerning disability discrimination during the hiring process. This case sheds light on critical legal standards that every employer should adhere to. It also highlights how organizations like MyHRConcierge can guide businesses in fostering a compliant […]

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Overtime Changes: Impacts and Insights

Article Updated April 23, 2024: The Department of Labor published its updated federal overtime rule on April 23, 2024. The ruling defines the exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer employees’ EAP exemption. The rule is slated to go into effect July 1, 2024. On August 30, 2023, the Department of Labor (DOL) […]

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Employer Tips For Preventing Sexual Harassment Claims

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), employers have a duty to investigate sexual harassment complaints and must take actions to prevent the recurrence of such offensive conduct in their workplace. In addition to these actions, an employer should have a sexual harassment policy in place outlining the company’s intolerance for sexual harassment.

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NLRB Joint-Employer Rule Struck Down

On March 8, 2024, U.S. District Judge J. Campbell Barker struck down the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) joint-employer rule published October 2023, significantly impacting how entities define their relationships with workers. The ruling addressed concerns raised by the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America regarding the broad scope of the new […]

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Employee or Independent Contractor Classification Under the FLSA Final Rule

New Department of Labor Rule Redefines Independent Contractor Classification, Shifting from 2021 Independent Contractor Guidelines In a significant development for employers and workers across the United States, the Department of Labor (DOL) has introduced a new rule, effective March 11, 2024, to redefine the criteria for independent contractor classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act […]

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Understanding FMLA: A Comprehensive Guide for Employers

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities by allowing them to take reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons. This federal law requires covered employers to provide employees with job-protected and unpaid leave (generally 12 weeks) for qualified medical and […]

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Understanding ADA Employee Leave Confidentiality Guidelines

Navigating the intricacies of employee leave within the framework of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a critical aspect of modern human resource management. A key component of this navigation is adhering to the ADA Employee Leave Confidentiality Guidelines and not making common ADA compliance mistakes. This comprehensive guide is designed to help employers […]

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Addressing Religious Discussions in the Workplace Amidst the Israel-Hamas War

In today’s diverse and interconnected world, religious discussions are more common as workplaces often bring together individuals from various cultural and religious backgrounds. While this diversity can be a source of strength and creativity, it can also present challenges when it comes to addressing sensitive topics such as religion. One recent example of a religiously […]

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Supplementing Internal HR: Key to Human Resources Compliance

In the realm of business operations, the domain of Human Resources (HR) holds a pivotal role. For many businesses, there’s a tendency to manage HR tasks internally, believing that it offers more control, reduced costs, and a personalized touch. While these intentions are commendable, the truth is that the intricate landscape of human resources compliance […]

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Addressing Political Discussions in the Workplace

The political landscape is ever-changing, and with the rise in political volatility, the workplace has become a battleground for conflicting ideologies. The recent years have witnessed a surge in political debates, controversies, and polarization in workplaces. It is important employers have the appropriate policies in place to address when political discussions in the workplace begin […]

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Responding to Harassment Claims: A Guide for Employers 

Maintaining a productive and compliant workplace is a core tenet for HR professionals. Harassment in the workplace is a deeply serious matter that can have significant consequences for both the individuals involved and the organization as a whole. It is important employers have policies and procedures in place to protect employees from harassment occurring in […]

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UPDATED: Form I-9 Now More Efficient -Remote Document Verification

Please note this article does not contain legal advice and is for informational purposes only In a bid to modernize and enhance the efficiency of the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) process, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has introduced a new final rule that offers remote document verification alternatives to the traditional physical document […]

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Supreme Court Redefines Workplace Religious Accommodation

In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that employers can only refuse an employee’s request for religious accommodation if it would substantially increase the costs for their business. This unanimous ruling on June 29 in Groff v. DeJoy serves as a significant redefinition of the law, strengthening protections for employees seeking to […]

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How Does 303 Creative v Elenis Affect Employers?

On June 30, 2023, the US Supreme Court made its much-anticipated ruling in the 303 Creative v Elenis case. In a 6-3 ruling, the Court ruled in favor of a Colorado website designer who refused to make wedding websites for same-sex couples due to her Christian beliefs.  303 Creative v Elenis Case Background Lorie Smith, […]

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Form I-9 and an Authorized Representative

Effective April 1, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provided employers with flexible alternatives to perform Form I-9 documentation inspections due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. These alternatives allowed employers to inspect Form I-9 identity documentation remotely for employees that did not physically report to the company location on a regular, consistent and predictable basis. […]

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Outsourcing HR in the Cannabis Industry

The cannabis industry is experiencing rapid expansion, presenting both opportunities and challenges for companies operating within the cannabis space and increasing the need for outsourcing human resources (HR). As cannabis businesses expand, managing human resources becomes increasingly complex. In this article, we will explore how outsourcing HR functions can provide scalable solutions for cannabis companies, […]

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The Importance of Purging Old Form I-9s

In the increasingly complex and compliance-focused world of human resources, Form I-9 – the Employment Eligibility Verification Form – plays a critical role. It’s a required document for every employee working in the United States, helping to affirm their eligibility to work. However, a less discussed but equally crucial aspect of this process is purging […]

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Prioritizing Safety and Efficiency: The Necessity of Drug Testing

By: MyHRScreens The success and safety of a company largely depends on the quality of its employees. To ensure this, employers often rely on background screening programs to confirm the professional qualifications and personal integrity of potential hires. While background checks typically include verifying educational credentials, criminal records, and employment history, drug testing is often […]

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Telework Policies for Your Employee Handbook

COVID-19 changed the face of the employment environment for the foreseeable future. A well-written employee handbook is essential for employers to define their remote work arrangements, streamline the process, establish expectations, and avoid legal entanglements.

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HR Priorities for 2023

Learn more about three top priorities for Human Resources in 2023: Employee Well-Being, DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), and remote work flexibility.

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It’s Worth It. Why An SMB Should Outsource HR Tasks.

Work Smarter By Outsourcing HR Tasks Even if you have an HR professional(s) on staff, it is smart to outsource HR tasks to supplement your internal HR team. Laws and policies are changing more often than ever, due to recent current events, including the COVID-19 pandemic. The risk of compliance mistakes is increasing. Keeping up […]

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Avoid Sexual Harassment Policy Hazards

Updated August 7, 2023 Stories of accused sexual harassers like Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, Bill O’Reilly, Matt Lauer, and others appear daily in the media. More than ever before, employers are at risk if they don’t have a compliant sexual harassment policy and related procedures in place. Sexual Harassment Costs Sexual harassment can cost employers […]

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