by Dinita L. James Gonzalez Law, LLC The minimum wage in Arizona will jump from $8.05 to $10 on January 1 as a result of the passage of Proposition 206 in November. A last-minute barrage of litigation by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry failed to block the increase from taking effect. On December […]
Month: December 2016
The Senate has scheduled a confirmation hearing in January for President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Labor.
by Amanda M. Jones Disability discrimination claims are increasing in Hawaii. Case in point: A Hawaii employee sued his employer for disability discrimination even though the employer provided a year’s worth of medical leave and agreed to transfer the employee to a different position to accommodate his heavy lifting restriction. A Hawaii judge recently dismissed […]
by Charles H. Kaplan, Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. Employers in New York must increase the salaries of exempt executive and administrative employees by December 31 to meet the requirements of recently adopted regulations. Employers also must decide whether to increase exempt employees’ salaries each year to match annual increases required by the new regulations.
by Jodi R. Bohr As we put another year is in the books and look toward the promise of a new year, we may make (and hopefully keep) personal resolutions. But as HR professionals, we ought to make resolutions—or at least consider changes—to improve the processes we use daily, weekly, or even annually. Take this […]
by Charles H. Kaplan Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. Employers in New York must increase the salaries of exempt executive and administrative employees by December 31 to meet the requirements of recently adopted regulations. Employers also must decide whether to increase exempt employees’ salaries each year to match annual increases required by the new regulations. […]
From enrollment in college degree programs to apprenticeships to “Returnships®,” employers are offering many opportunities to help workers advance their education and sharpen their skills while earning a paycheck.
Employees may bring two types of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)-related claims against their employers: first, interference with their rights under the FMLA, and, second, retaliation against them for requesting time off under the FMLA, exercising rights under it, or making a claim.
Millennials are more likely than GenXers or Boomers to quit their job in the next 6 months, and nearly one-third of them say that is exactly what they plan to do. A new survey by Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews site, finds that Millennials more often report less job fulfillment than the generations of […]
by Martin J. Regimbal The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from, among other things, discriminating against employees because of their disabilities. Under the ADA, discrimination includes an employer’s failure to provide reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of employees.