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► New Ruling Restores EEO-1 Pay Data Requirements

March 9, 2019

Due to a recent court ruling, employers are faced with the prospect of having to put in considerably more work on EEO-1 reports this year. A federal judge has ruled the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) was wrong to stop implementation of a pay data requirement proposed during the Obama ...

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► Salary Threshold Expectations for New OT Rule

March 6, 2019

The long-anticipated OT rule to determine what workers are eligible to collect overtime pay is likely to be released soon, and it is expected to set an annual salary threshold in the mid-$30,000 range, possibly around $35,000. News organizations report that the U.S. Department of Labor’s ...

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► Exempt Employees: Must They be Paid a Salary?

February 26, 2019

With the glut of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) litigation over the last few years, employers have become more and more familiar with the various federal regulations on overtime exemptions. In January 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) resumed its practice of issuing opinion letters ...

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► NLRB Sides with Gig Economy Firms in Worker Classification Case

February 25, 2019

A new decision from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is seen as friendly to organizations using a business model that relies on independent contractors and provides considerable clarity on the NLRB’s thinking on this complex issue. In announcing a decision in the SuperShuttle ...

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► OSHA Form 300A Electronic Filing Deadline

February 21, 2019

March 2, 2019, is the deadline for employers to electronically report their OSHA Form 300A data for calendar year 2018. Covered establishments are only required to electronically submit information from the OSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses). OSHA published a ...

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► 6 Things to Consider About Employee Wellness Programs

February 20, 2019

According to Deloitte research , the corporate wellness market is projected to be worth $11.3 billion by 2021, and two-thirds of organizations inside the United States already claim that well-being programs are a critical part of their employment brand and culture.  If you’re a ...

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► Job Descriptions: Should They Be Left on The Backburner?

February 18, 2019

Should employers put off writing job descriptions and just deal with them later? The short answer is “no”— you need lean, practical job descriptions that accurately reflect essential job duties. They serve an important, if not necessary, function in virtually every significant ...

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► 2019's Top 10 Regulatory Issues for Employers

February 13, 2019

What are the top 10 regulatory issues for employers in 2019? Paychex has crunched the numbers and generated the following list. “This new year brings with it a new class of legislators and a set of issues—both new and old—that these legislators will focus on at the federal, ...

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► What Employers Need to Know About E-verify Before Enrolling

February 12, 2019

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has increased employers’ Form I-9 audits by 60% in the current fiscal year. Consequently, many employers are considering enrolling in E-Verify, which could assist them in verifying their new employees’ employability and decrease the risk ...

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► Labor Department Eases Restrictions on Tipped Employees

February 7, 2019

Employers in the hospitality industry have long struggled to follow the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) guidance limiting the circumstances under which they may take a "tip credit" toward their employees' federal minimum wage. New DOL guidance eases the restrictions on tip ...

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