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► Government Regulation of AI is Coming, so be Prepared

September 13, 2023

Hate it or love it, an artificial intelligence (AI) revolution is going to affect our job market. With the launch of ChatGPT in November 2022, it isn’t hyperbole to suggest our eco-nomy sits at a historic inflection point. The impact of AI depends on many variables. Importantly, government ...

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► DOL Proposes Salary Increases for Exempt Employees

September 11, 2023

On August 30, 2023, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced its issuance of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). In the NPRM, the DOL proposes to increase substantially the salary threshold for most employees to be “exempt,” that is, ineligible for overtime pay under the Fair ...

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► FMLA and the Modern Workforce

September 8, 2023

Employers with over 50 employees regularly address employees’ requests for leave under the FMLA. When the FMLA  was originally enacted in 1993, the workplace looked a bit different than it does now. Most employees went to a main worksite and job applicants came to a location to apply ...

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► Effectively Managing Remote Workforces

August 28, 2023

Gartner recently estimated that by the end of 2023, fully remote and hybrid workers are expected to account for 71% of the workforce in the United States. We know that companies that embrace these trends will be able to attract and retain top talent while increasing productivity and employee ...

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► If Noncompetes Are Gone, What's Next?

August 25, 2023

Protecting against intellectual property theft and unauthorized disclosure of confidential business information has always been an important practice for businesses, yet the continuing evolution of the labor market post-COVID has increased the risk of intellectual property loss due to employee ...

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► I-9 Verification Just Got Easier

August 24, 2023

On August 1, 2023, the Department of Home-land Security (DHS) published a revamped and streamlined Form I-9, which must be used starting November 1. The biggest change, however, is DHS’s creation of an “alternate procedure” that will make it easier for employers to inspect an ...

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► How to Manage the Anxiety and Stress of Layoffs

August 21, 2023

Navigating the anxiety and stress of layoffs as a company is never an easy task. HR leaders need to tend to the needs of not only those who are being laid off but also those who will remain in their roles. At the Top Employers Institute, we certify companies that promote a ...

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► Essential Elements of a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan

August 17, 2023

An unfortunate issue employers continue to face is the rise of workplace violence. The most recent  statistics  from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show 392 workplace homicides and 37,060 nonfatal workplace injuries resulting from an intentional injury by another person in ...

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► Child Labor Violations on the Rise in 2023

August 15, 2023

According to a February 2023  news release  by the Department of Labor (DOL), child labor violations are on the rise, with the department seeing a 69% increase in violations since 2018. While minors are permitted to work in some occupations, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) ...

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► EEOC Issues Rule to Implement The PWFA

August 11, 2023

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). The NPRM was posted by the Federal Register for public inspection and will be published for public comment in the Federal Register ...

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