In yesterday’s Advisor, attorney Stacie Caraway covered requirements for FMLA policies. Today, more recommended policy requirements, plus an introduction to a special checklist-based audit system for HR departments. Caraway is a member of Miller & Martin PLLC in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Her remarks came at BLR’s Advanced Employment Issues Symposium, held recently in Nashville. [Go here […]
Month: November 2011
Employees filed a record number of discrimination charges with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission this year, according to a report released by the enforcement agency. The 99,947 charges received account for all claims of discrimination based on race, sex, national origin, religion, age and disability, as well as claims filed under the Equal Pay […]
On Jan. 1, employers in San Francisco will have to make sure that employee health reimbursement accounts the city requires them to fund are available to employees for two years, not just one. Amendments to the Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO) add to the requirements the city already has in place to establish access to universal […]
California, along with twenty other states and the District of Columbia, bars discrimination in both private and public employment on the basis of sexual orientation.
There’s not much in HR as frustrating as dealing with FMLA leaves. And the new military leave requirements have made it all the more complex. How to cope? Start with a clear and thorough policy, says attorney Stacie Caraway. Communication is the Key Caraway reminds employers that communicating these rules is key to successfully managing […]
What is the sandwich generation? You’ve probably heard of Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y, so where does this whole new group fit in? Well, the answer isn’t as simple as a generation defined by birthdates; the “sandwich generation” refers to the group of people (generally between the ages of 30 and 60) who […]
Senner and Johansen, obviously proud of their accomplishment, shared the outcomes of their work and some of the raves from employee, recruiters, and candidates. Senner is Division VP, Compensation, and Johansen, CBP, CCP, is Director International Compensation & Global Programs. They offered their tips at WorldatWork”s Total Rewards Conference and Exhibition, held recently in San […]
Yesterday, attorney Lauren M. Cooper of the San Francisco office of Epstein Becker & Green, PC, explained a new family leave case that’s good news for employers. Read on to find out the details of the court’s reasoning. We’ll also tell you about a California-specific leaves reference you won’t want to be without.
The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a Fair Labor Standards Act case to decide if drug company reps should qualify for the outside sales exemption. Specifically, Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp. is about whether pharmaceutical sales reps working more than 40 hours in a week are eligible for overtime under the FLSA. A key question […]
In yesterday’s Advisor, attorney Eric Meyer covered legal challenges related to social media background checks. Today, his take on managing such checks, plus an introduction to a unique 10-minutes-at-a-time training program for supervisors and managers. In an interview, you have at least some control, but when you go online, you have no control over what […]