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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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► 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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► NLRB Seeks Opinions on Foul Language at Work Protections

September 12, 2019

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) request for input on protection for employees who engage in profane and offensive speech signals that it may be considering a change in the factors it considers when determining if an individual’s comments go beyond what’s protected by ...

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► Employer Fails to Submit Component 2 of the EEO-1: Now What?

August 26, 2019

In a recent episode of HR Works Podcast, Jim Davis, host of HR Works, discussed the impending EEO-1, Component 2 submission with experts Mark Adams and Maggie Spell of Jones Walker LLP. Specifically, the discussion focused on what employers need to submit on the 30th of September and what ...

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