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Hiring Minors: A Comprehensive Guide for Employers

Last Updated on June 22, 2024 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 […]

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Overtime Changes: Impacts and Insights

Last Updated on June 9, 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 […]

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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

Last Updated on March 16, 2024 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 […]

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Employee or Independent Contractor Classification Under the FLSA Final Rule

Last Updated on January 21, 2024 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 […]

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Understanding FMLA: A Comprehensive Guide for Employers

Last Updated on January 16, 2024 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 […]

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Understanding ADA Employee Leave Confidentiality Guidelines

Last Updated on January 21, 2024 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 […]

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Addressing Political Discussions in the Workplace

Last Updated on August 12, 2023 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 […]

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Responding to Harassment Claims: A Guide for Employers 

Last Updated on November 28, 2023 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 […]

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

Last Updated on October 30, 2023 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 […]

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Supreme Court Redefines Workplace Religious Accommodation

Last Updated on October 15, 2023 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, […]

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How Does 303 Creative v Elenis Affect Employers?

Last Updated on July 7, 2023 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 […]

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Form I-9 and an Authorized Representative

Last Updated on June 20, 2023 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 […]

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Outsourcing HR in the Cannabis Industry

Last Updated on April 14, 2024 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 […]

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The Importance of Purging Old Form I-9s

Last Updated on November 28, 2023 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 […]

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

Last Updated on November 3, 2023 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 […]

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Avoid Sexual Harassment Policy Hazards

Last Updated on August 7, 2023 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 […]

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