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Employment Law

PUMP Act suit against McDonald’s shows cost of ignoring the law

A group of new mothers have brought one of the first PUMP Act class-action lawsuits. The case illustrates the legal folly of cutting corners on PUMP Act compliance.
HR Management

Ask your lawyer: Does California’s pay-data law apply to us?

Hundreds of HR-related state and local laws have a long reach that affects employers with even the slightest connection to the jurisdiction where they originated. You might have to comply if you have just one remote employee working there.
Compensation & Benefits

April 2024: Employer’s business tax calendar

Here’s your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.
Employee Relations

Lessen liability by quickly addressing sexual harassment

Just having a policy that prohibits sexual harassment can prevent harassment from occurring. Most employers also make it easy for employees to report harassment they experience or witness.

4 metrics for measuring background-screening efficiency

At least 94% of employers perform some kind of background screening on job applicants before they hire. That doesn’t mean all those checks were conducted efficiently. Let’s look at four metrics that companies can use to measure the performance of their background-screening providers.

When terminations are required, always proceed with dignity

Sometimes, managers must terminate employees even during good economic times. The reasons are many. An employer may choose to move in a different direction, requiring it to shed workers with skills no longer needed now that the mission has changed. Then there’s the case of the underperforming employees you finally decide to let go. Whatever the reason, managers must understand how to fire with dignity. Here are some guidelines to follow.
Article Archives

Judge: NLRB joint-employer rule won’t go into effect until March 11 at the earliest

Who takes the most time off following work injuries?

Dread hiring members of Gen Z? Offer training to overcome their shortcomings

Washington Watch: NLRB, OSHA in the news

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act adds intermittent-leave challenges

The benefit that gives back: Offer time off for employees who volunteer

Learn from Glassdoor’s ‘best places’ winners

In the Payroll Mailbag: March ’24

DOL adjusts penalties for 2024

Old test or new, the FLSA still defaults to employee status

Payroll practice essentials: Communicating with employees

Bubble, bubble, toil & payroll trouble

Paper receipts still needed to substantiate expenses

White-collar Wednesdays: Initial preparations for the DOL’s final salary-level regs

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Answers by Nancy Delogu, Esq.,
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State HR Law Summaries
Make sure your company is in total compliance with all state HR laws. Our State HR Law Summaries brief you on key HR laws in all 50 states and alert you to legislative or regulatory changes.
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