Month: March 2017

identity theft

How Companies Can Stop Thieves from Stealing Employee Tax Information

It’s unfortunately common this time of year for individuals to file their taxes only to find out that someone has already claimed their return. This type of identity theft can be upsetting, but it may be even more upsetting if they found out their identity was stolen not through a fault of their own, but […]


IRS Releases Standard Mileage Rates, FAVR Allowances for 2017

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released its inflation-adjusted standard mileage allowances for 2017, as well as maximum vehicle value thresholds to be used in calculating fixed and variable rate (FAVR) allowances.


Caption This HR Photo

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Coordinating FMLA with Discrimination Laws

In this article series, we’ll focus on the intersection of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and how it affects many other laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), workers’ comp, and other state laws that apply to medical or disability leaves. Additionally, the FMLA may intersect with a variety of employer-provided leaves […]


In search of answers to HR’s age-old question: Why do people quit?

Human resource professionals know turnover creates problems. It’s expensive and time-consuming to recruit, hire, and train new employees. And it’s often damaging to the organization when institutional knowledge walks out the door. Sometimes the reasons are clear why employees leave, sometimes not so much, but new research from job rating and recruiting marketplace Glassdoor may […]


Labor secretary nominee Acosta advances to full Senate

President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of labor has been approved by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Alexander Acosta now advances to the full Senate for a final confirmation vote. Acosta, a former National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) member, generally has been praised by the employer community. He has a deep […]

Rhode Island

Buyer, Beware: You May Be Liable for Seller’s Wage Law Violations

The Rhode Island federal court recently held that a buyer of an employer’s assets can be liable for the seller’s violations of federal and state wage laws, even if the buyer is a separate entity with distinct management and ownership from that of the seller. If the buyer continues the seller’s business operations, it should conduct careful due diligence and confirm that the seller will have sufficient assets after the sale to satisfy any lingering debts.


Sears and PBGC Reach Agreement to Shore Up Pension Plans

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) and Sears Holdings Corporation (Sears) recently reached a new agreement that provides additional funding and security for the company’s two pension plans.