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Proposed Overtime Changes: Impacts and Insights

Updated: The Department of Labor’s proposed changes to the Salary Level Test were approved by the White House on April 11, 2024. While the final details have not been made public, the ruling must be published in the Federal Register before it can take effect. The DOL anticipates the changes to be published in April […]

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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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Holiday Party Success: Inclusive and Safe Strategies

Holiday parties are a vital aspect of corporate culture, providing an opportunity for employees to relax and bond. However, they can also be seen by employees as opportunities to act inappropriately, which can cause headaches for Human Resources and potentially lead to lawsuits. An example of holiday parties gone wrong is Harris v Trojan Fireworks. […]

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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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Navigate COBRA Risks and Find An Outsourcing Solution

COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) administration has steadfastly emerged as a significant challenge for employers, intertwining intricacies of legislative mandates with the essential commitment to employee welfare. Employers need to ensure COBRA compliance, while balancing operational priorities, and often seek external expertise to navigate its administration. This article discusses the importance of maintaining compliant […]

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Affordable Care Act (ACA) Reporting Year-end Guidance

As we approach year’s end, employers must be diligent in ensuring compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting requirements. The ACA demands meticulous record-keeping and reporting, leaving no room for error. Failure to do so can lead to significant penalties and fines: The following are tasks designed to help you navigate the regulatory landscape […]

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IRS Halts New Employee Retention Credit Claims to Counter Fraud

On September 14, 2023, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced an immediate suspension on the processing of new Employee Retention Credit (ERC) claims until December 31, 2023. This move comes as a response to a significant rise in fraudulent and suspicious claims. The moratorium aims to introduce stronger protective measures against program exploitation and safeguard […]

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IRS Sets 2024 ACA Affordability Guidelines

As 2024 open enrollment approaches, employers need to note a crucial update in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affordability guidelines, as outlined in the recently published IRS Revenue Procedure 2023-29. The ACA affordability threshold is being reduced to 8.39% for 2024, down from 9.12% in 2023. This adjustment means the maximum premium Applicable Large Employers […]

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MyHRConcierge Announces the Integration of COBRACompli with Employee Navigator for Seamless COBRA Administration

MyHRConcierge is excited to announce the integration of COBRACompli, our hallmark COBRA administration service, with Employee Navigator. This strategic integration is aimed at providing enhanced efficiency and seamless operations to our clients and brokers. Eliminating Double Entries, Doubling Efficiency One of the most time-consuming challenges faced by HR teams and brokers is the need for […]

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California Fair Chance Act: Updates Employers Need to Know

For years, California employers have been adhering to the State of California Civil Rights Department’s Fair Chance Act, which governs how and when they can use a job applicant’s criminal history in the employment process. Recently, significant amendments have been made to the regulations, with the Office of Administrative Law sanctioning the modifications proposed by […]

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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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New NLRB Standard For Handbooks Created By Stericycle Ruling

The recent landmark ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on August 2, 2023 in the Stericycle case sets a new standard for employers’ handbooks and policies, requiring many to be reviewed and potentially revised. This momentous decision will impact countless workplace rules and applies to the vast majority of private-sector employers in America, […]

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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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New Form I-9 Now Available

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued the newest version of the Form I-9 on August 1, 2023. Employers must use the new form to verify the identity and employment authorization of their employees hired within the United States. The new form contains changes to the form and instructions. Some of these changes include: You […]

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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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Revised Form I-9 and Remote Employment Eligibility Verification

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) made a significant announcement on July 21, 2023 regarding changes to the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Starting August 1, a revised version of the form will be published, which aims to streamline and shorten the process. In addition, a final rule allowing remote verification of employment eligibility documents […]

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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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Employer Guidance While Navigating State-Specific Cannabis Laws

The rapid shift in cannabis laws across states has prompted significant changes in the workplace, as employers struggle to adapt to this evolving landscape. From an employment perspective, Cannabis laws create substantial challenges in developing drug policies and hiring employees. This is especially true with the increase in remote workers and companies operating in multiple […]

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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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