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(Hurricane) Irene Shares Her Favorite Last-minute Business Continuity Steps

Businesses are going to want to do more than just make sure the lights are turned out when they leave the office this weekend. In anticipation of Hurricane Irene, people all over the East Coast are stocking up on supplies, putting fresh batteries into flashlights and radios, filling up vehicles with gas, moving objects inside […]

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City’s Delay in Meeting Overtime Obligations Results in Court Order of Liquidated Damages

A federal court has ordered the City of Pittsburgh to pay $825,000 in liquidated damages alone to more than 900 municipal police officers. (O’Hara v. City of Pittsburgh.) The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania made the award following a five-year delay by the city in implementing a 2006 letter of understanding […]

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Covering Dependents Can Raise Questions

Many employers provide some sort of benefits for employees’ dependents. These can take many forms. Some are benefits that do not require expenditure of much, or any, money and which are not taxed. Other benefits for dependents, however, may entail more significant expenditures and have to be provided under specific rules in order to not […]

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Two Invitations for Daily Advisor Readers

By HR Daily Advisor Managing Editor Jay Schleifer Just My E-pinion We’ve got two invitations for you this week: One will get you a free report of what your competitors plan to pay workers in 2008. The other can, well, make you famous. They say opportunity knocks only once. But this week, it knocks twice. […]

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Stock Forfeiture Case Now Before Supreme Court

In the March 2008 issue of CWHA, we reported that a California appeals court upheld an employee stock purchase plan that provided for the forfeiture of stock if the employee terminated before two years from the date the stock was acquired. Even though the stock was bought using employee compensation, the appeals court ruled that […]

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H1N1 Vaccinations: May Not Be Available to Employees Until Spring 2010

H1N1 (“Swine”) flu vaccination trials are underway in the United States, and so far, it appears that there are no major side effects, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That’s the good news. The bad news for employers is that the vaccinations likely won’t be available for distribution to most adults through employee health […]

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News Notes: Survey Finds Electronic Surveillance In The Workplace Is Common

Nearly 75% of employers nationwide—more than double the number from 1997—actively monitor employees’ phone calls, voice mail, e-mail, Internet use and computer files, according to a new survey by the American Management Association. The financial services industry had the highest incidence of electronic monitoring, with over 90% of employers engaging in such activities. The survey […]

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IRS Releases 2011 Withholding Details

The IRS released details on withholding for 2011, including a payroll tax cut for employees. Employers can view early release copies of percentage method tables for income tax withholding in 2011 on the IRS website.

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Week in Review, March 4, 2011

Note to Readers: This newsletter appears daily, but we know some of you don’t always have the time to read it everyday. For your convenience, here’s a re-publication of what we covered this past week. Daily, weekly, or anything in between, we’re pleased to keep you informed with the latest tips, news, and advice on […]

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