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Wages & Hours

New coronavirus plan addresses HR issues

Days before becoming president, Joe Biden outlined a $1.9 trillion emergency plan to fight the coronavirus pandemic and jump-start an economic recovery. Several plan elements affect HR.

Identify pay disparities, correct them now

Here’s a reminder that employers should proactively revise their pay practices with an eye toward ending pay disparities. The fact is, agencies such as the EEOC are going all out to make sure women are paid as much as men, even if the differences are small or don’t last long.

JPMorgan Chase to pay $9.8 mil for pay bias

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has been at the forefront of confronting pay disparities between men and women. Lately the OFCCP has been on a roll.

Most employers tackled pay equity issues this year

Sixty percent of employers say they are addressing pay equity in their organizations and 70% are taking action to make their workplaces more diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Online training time: DOL explains when to pay

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a new opinion letter that helps clarify when employers must pay workers for the time they spend undergoing training that is delivered online.

3 new opinion letters from Labor Department

The Department of Labor has issued three new opinion letters that address issues that may affect your company.

As Walmart raises wages, will other retailers follow?

Walmart’s Sept. 17 announcement that it was giving raises to some 165,000 hourly workers sent ripples through the retail industry and has many wondering if other employers will be able to compete.

Camps, religious and nonprofit educational centers get FLSA break

During the pandemic, many seasonal businesses have unexpectedly found themselves forced to comply with the FLSA. Now the Department of Labor is cutting those employers a much-needed break.

Audit duties, pay scales to ensure EPA compliance

Ensure Equal Pay Act compliance by routinely reviewing all job descriptions for similarities between positions. Then check similar positions’ salary ranges for consistency and the sex of job incumbents.

Time, time again: Fall back on Nov. 1

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour to standard time at 2:00 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 1.