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HR And Workplace Health Issues

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 30, 2019 7:12:00 AM

Among the many responsibilities of any HR department is that of monitoring the health and wellness of their fellow workers. And workplace health issues are common.

 

Every year brings with it the "flu season" though influenza and other related diseases are not restricted to certain "seasons" or time frames. Then there are colds, seasonal allergies and even occasional outbreaks of other diseases, such as measles

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Topics: paid sick leave, workforce management, workplace safety, Title VII, EEOC

Independent Contractors Or Employees?

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 23, 2019 8:08:40 PM

While the Department of Labor seeks to assure some businesses that "gig economy" workers are not employees, the California Supreme Court might disagree.

 

A series of related events are shaking up employers who make use of independent contractors and workers classified as such who feel they should be classified as employees. Additionally alarming for employers, especially in California, is the growing prospect of wage and hour lawsuits.

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Topics: independent contractors, dol fsla, wage and hour compliance, gig economy, ABC Test

Reporting Requirements For EEO-1 Data

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 10, 2019 7:19:30 AM

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will collect pay data from both the 2018 and 2017 calendar years. Are you prepared?

 

The contentious issue of what exactly needs to be filed for EEO-1 reporting for 2019 has been resolved for the time being. Employee pay data for both 2017 and 2018 must be reported to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by September 30, 2019.

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Topics: HR best practices, HR compliance, labor law compliance, reporting requirements, EEOC

9 Advantages Of Automated Time Tracking

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 3, 2019 11:38:00 AM

As a manager, you need to optimize your workforce. Optimization means saving money, and increased profitability. Automated time and attendance tracking offers advantages every manager could use. 

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Sexual Harassment In The Workplace And Labor Law

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 1, 2019 6:45:00 PM

No one who hears or reads the news is unaware of the problem of sexual harassment. However, many businesses are not prepared for the consequences of it.

 

The bottom line is that harassment is prevalent in the workplace, including sexual harassment, and it can be costly for employers.  In 2017 alone, the U.S. Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recovered almost $71 million for victims of harassment in the workplace. Much of the fines, settlements and legal fees are paid by employers.

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Topics: labor law compliance, harassment, sexual harassment, workplace bullying, EEOC

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