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DOL Adopts New Test For Unpaid Intern Status

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 11, 2018 9:10:00 AM

As with independent contractors and overtime exempt workers, employers must be diligent in complying with the factors that define a worker's status, even unpaid interns.

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has shelved its contested six-part test for intern status for interns working at for-profit companies. The short-lived test was replaced it with a more comprehensive set of factors taken directly from those established by the Second Circuit in 2015.

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Topics: independent contractors, HR compliance, employee lawsuits, exempt employees, dol fsla, unpaid internship

2018 Labor Law Highlights Recap

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 4, 2018 11:40:16 AM

During the last California legislative session in the fall of 2017 a number of new labor laws were signed by the governor. Are you up to date?

Now that the new year has begun, numbers of new laws that were passed in 2017 are now in effect. California employers must now comply with these labor laws, a number of which deal with gender and immigrant worker issues.

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Topics: ca labor laws, HR compliance, california labor law, labor law compliance, immigration law

3 Policy Handbook Best Practices For HR Management

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Dec 14, 2017 7:04:13 PM

A policy handbook, or manual, is a vital tool and resource for any business. But owners and HR managers often find creating them a challenge.

According to some experts, many small businesses do not have a policy manual, or handbook, an employee orientation process or proper termination procedures. Yet these tools and processes can be the first line of defense in avoiding a costly employee lawsuit.

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Topics: policies and procedures, HR compliance, labor law compliance, employee onboarding, policy manuals, handbook

HR Management Alert: IRS Updates For Tax Year 2017

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Dec 7, 2017 8:50:00 AM

Each year the IRS makes changes, updates forms, and issues new instructions. Tax filing year 2017 is no different for HR management personnel.

It would take a much longer post than this to cover all of the IRS changes and updates for the tax year, which is why payroll tax filing compliance requires a large degree of due diligence for businesses. However, some changes and new items warrant special note.

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Topics: payroll tax filing, HR compliance, IRS, tax forms, tax reporting

"Ban The Box" Labor Law Will Restrict Employer's Hiring Questions

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Nov 28, 2017 9:01:00 AM

California Assembly Bill 1008, the California Fair Chance Act, goes into effect January 1, 2018 and impacts employers with five or more employees.

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Topics: ca labor laws, recruiting and hiring, HR compliance, california labor law, labor law compliance

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