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What matches NYC's new $15 minimum wage?

09/03/2015
To put it in perspective, the Pew Research Center calculated what it would cost to give employees in other cities the same purchasing power.

Craft smart policy on use of smartphones

09/03/2015
Smartphone technology has simply changed too quickly for many employee handbooks to keep up. What should your strategy be?

Exempts are getting a raise: Here's what you should do now

09/03/2015
The Department of Labor’s ­proposed regulations raising the salary limit exempt employees must earn aren’t complicated, so the DOL can probably get them out in final form quickly. Don’t wait for the final regs; you need to develop a compliance strategy now.

How to write performance goals: 10 sample phrases

09/02/2015
Well-written performance goals help energize employees and point them in right direction. But some managers and HR pros have trouble finding the right words. Here are 10 phrases to adapt, from 2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals by Paul Falcone.

NACHA's same-day settlement rule benefits Payroll

09/02/2015
NACHA—the electronic banking organization that makes direct deposit and other electronic transactions possible—has revised its operating rules to allow for the same-day settlement of electronic transactions, such as payroll.

Business, employment lawyers react to Browning-Ferris decision

09/02/2015
The National Labor Relations Board’s Aug. 27 decision in Browning-Ferris, which redefined the concept of “joint employer,” sparked lots of buzz in the legal and business worlds. Here's a sampling.

Who's the boss? NLRB rules on joint employers

09/01/2015
The National Labor Relations Board on Aug. 27 scrapped decades of precedent with a decision that greatly expanded the definition of a “joint employer” to include entities that exert even indirect control over another organization’s employees.

Boss beat-down: What's our liability?

09/01/2015
Q. We recently had an incident in which a supervisor hit one of our employees. Are we liable? And what types of workplace violence is a company responsible for preventing?

Are posters required at every worksite?

09/01/2015
Q. Must a company post mandatory notices at every worksite? What are the penalties for failing to put up the mandatory posters?

Must we pay for employees' auto repairs?

09/01/2015
Q. Are employers responsible for fixing an employee’s car if it is involved in an accident while traveling to conduct company business on company time?

How often can employees see their files?

09/01/2015
Q. Does Pennsylvania law limit on how frequently employees may review their personnel files?

Prepare for Department of Labor's proposed new overtime rule

09/01/2015
On July 6, the U.S. Department of Labor published a long-anticipated proposed rule that would make overtime pay available to nearly 5 million workers who are currently exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime requirement. The proposed rule would raise the minimum salary level for overtime exemption and raise the salary threshold for certain highly compensated employees.

Parking employee fired for venting at grief session

09/01/2015
After a young, inexperienced driver for the Philadelphia Parking Authority accidentally ran over and killed a fellow employee, managers convened a grief counseling session. An already difficult gathering took a turn for the worse when the grief counselor asked for ideas on how to prevent such accidents ...

Weis Markets raises its minimum wage to $9

09/01/2015
Effective Aug. 2, Sunbury-based Weis Markets has begun paying all its employees at least $9 per hour.

Pennsylvania state senator proposes $15 minimum wage

09/01/2015
State Sen. Daylin Lynch, whose district straddles Montgomery and Delaware counties, has introduced legislation that would raise the Pennsylvania minimum wage to $15.
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