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Compensation & Benefits

Employ remote workers? Beware local rules

Before you hire a new remote worker or authorize current employees to telecommute, always verify the exact physical location where the employee intends to work. Then check to see if any state or local laws will affect the remote-working arrangement.
Employment Law

FLSA, religious bias cases on docket this fall

The U.S. Supreme Court returns for its new term in October and already has scheduled two cases affecting employers. One will address whether employers can ever pay a daily rate to an employee classified as exempt. The other will clarify whether an employer’s religious views can exempt it from state and federal nondiscrimination laws.
HR Management

Don’t make this $10 million vaccine mistake

First, the bad news: An employer recently agreed to pay $10 million to a group of employees who refused to be vaccinated against covid-19 for religious reasons. The good news: The same fate won’t befall your organization if you follow some simple steps that balance religious objections against business and organizational needs.
Employee Relations

Better benefits emerge as keys to retention

The number of employees willing to pay for more generous benefits has rebounded following a dip during the pandemic. Those are among the key findings of a recent survey of more than 9,600 U.S. employees by the Willis Towers Watson consulting firm.

Tell candidates about relocation incentives

For decades, state governments have offered tax credits and other subsidies to lure employers to set up shop. It’s a relatively inexpensive way to diversify a state’s economy and create jobs. But recently, the changing nature of the labor market has forced states to switch gears.

Despite recession risk, 31% of workers plan to quit

Even as signs of a forthcoming recession mount, the Great Resignation’s momentum continues. A new survey by The Conference Board reveals that one-third of workers are still actively looking for a new job.
Article Archives

Ensure bosses don’t block accommodations

Employers adjusting comp, perks to meet labor shortage

Senate proposes smaller employment law agency budgets than House

Build Back Better measures missed the Inflation Reduction Act cut

60% of employers helping staff manage financial stress

Ensure exempt teleworkers are properly classified

Beware forcing bosses into nonexempt work

Monkeypox could lead to bias, harassment complaints

Ensure loan repayment perks comply with law

New Calif. law could signal HR privacy trend

Employers responding internally to abortion ruling

Covid-19 still affecting attendance

D.C. Circuit to NLRB: Take a fresh look at joint-employer ruling

Pace of workplace change to increase in next 5 years

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