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► The Message in the Medium: Lessons Learned from Google

October 18, 2019

For years, Google has been playing with fire by encouraging employees to post almost anything on its internal message boards. The company, known as the portal for any inquiry imaginable, brought its open search philosophy in-house, encouraging robust employee discussion on almost any topic, ...

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► EEOC Rejects 'Boys Will Be Boys' Excuse for Same-Sex Harassment

October 14, 2019

Atlas Electrical Construction, Inc., a New Mexico electrical contracting company, has agreed to pay $195,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Let’s take a closer look at the case. Background of the Case ...

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► Proposed Tip Credit Rule Likely to Please Hospitality Employers

October 8, 2019

Employers in industries where tips are the norm are likely to welcome the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new proposed rule relating to tipped workers. Although the proposal, announced on October 7, 2019, just codifies current guidance from the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division, it ...

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► Long-Awaited Overtime Rule Slated to Take Effect January 1

September 25, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced its new regulation outlining who is eligible to collect overtime pay, and it’s a rule expected to be far more palatable to employers than the previous attempt to raise the salary threshold for workers exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act ...

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► Taxation of Uncashed 401(k) Plan Distribution Checks

September 22, 2019

What happens when an individual fails to cash a distribution check from a qualified retirement plan? The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance to answer some basic questions about the consequences. Uncashed checks occur fairly often for plans, mostly in connection with required ...

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► Latest Trends in Job Boards and Recruiting Automation

September 20, 2019

As a talent acquisition (TA) professional, having a robust talent pool will make your life easier when trying to find that purple squirrel, but having the technology in place to find top talent is equally as crucial. Are you up to speed on the latest trends in recruiting automation and ...

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► On-Demand Pay: What Exactly is it?

September 18, 2019

Our society is moving toward giving people what they want, when they want it. Bill payments, movies, rides, financial services, and more can all be done with apps, and most are available nearly immediately. It may come as no surprise, then, that employers are following suit by offering on-demand ...

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► Employers Get Time Extension on Harassment Training

September 17, 2019

California employers will have more time to get newly mandated sexual harassment training programs going, now that Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a bill delaying the requirements. A previous law set a deadline of January 1, 2020, for employers with at least five employees to provide sexual ...

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► USCIS Issues Guidance on Expired Form I-9

September 17, 2019

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued a statement regarding the current “Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification,” which expired on August 31, 2019. The current form was released on July 17, 2017, and lists an expiration date of ...

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► EEOC not renewing pay data filing after this year's EEO-1 deadline

September 16, 2019

It looks like employers required to file EEO-1 reports won’t have to submit pay and hours-worked data beyond the deadline coming up September 30. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has published a notice in the Federal Register that it won’t renew its request for ...

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