HR Compliance Week

What We Learned From … HR Compliance Week 2024

We’ve enjoyed a full week of online events and digital resources about HR best practices. As this year’s HR Compliance Week comes to a close, let’s take a look at what we’ve learned from the event’s discussions and resources.


Feature Article | What to Expect from the EEOC in 2024

In 2023, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) finally received its full slate of commissioners and has now has a confirmed general counsel for the first time since 2021. With signs pointing to an active agenda as we head into an election year, FortneyScott’s H. Juanita Beecher offers a closer look at what employers can expect from the EEOC in 2024.

Panel Discussion | Future-Proofed HR: Adapting HR Compliance to the Modern Workforce

Panelists: Lauren Winans, Chief Executive Officer and Principal HR Consultant at Next Level Benefits, and Jacob Pruis, Director of Compliance at Bcforward

Key Takeaways: Pay transparency laws, AI, data privacy, and parental leave laws are some key trends and factors shaping the HR compliance space. To navigate today’s challenges, leaders must implement policies and procedures that prioritize communication, inclusion, accessibility, and compliance with local and national laws and regulations. Check out the rest of the panel discussion for more best practices to remain compliant in today’s rapidly evolving world of work.


HR Works Podcast | Show Me The Money – The Rising Trend of Pay Transparency

Tune in for an exciting episode of our weekly podcast, HR Works, as host Josh Zygmont shares a recent conversation with Lauren Winans, Chief Executive Officer and Principal HR Consultant of Next Level Benefits. Lauren brings her nearly 25 years of HR and benefits experience into a conversation about the impact pay transparency and its emergence as a compliance trend in the modern workforce.

Educational Session | Workplace Compliance Trends for 2024

Speaker: Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio, Behavioral & Data Scientist at Harvard Law School & Harvard Kennedy School

Key Takeaways: New and changing laws can have a substantial impact on initiatives related to paid leave, talent acquisition, diversity, equity and inclusion, and even employee wellness. Employers need to be proactive and invest in training to comply with complex employment laws and regulations. As up and coming legislation will impact employee well-being, retention, and the economy, HR leaders are well advised to check out this education session!


HRDA Shorts | What Are the Next Steps After an Employee Submits a Reasonable Accommodation Request?

McAfee & Taft’s Paige Hoster Good shares the steps that HR teams must take when an employee requests an adjustment or change at work due to a medical condition.

Educational Session | Designing Learning Experiences for a (Neuro)diverse Audience

Speakers: Christine Brown, VP of Learning Product at SAI360; Audrey Diallo, Art Director/Senior Manager of Experience Design and Media at SAI360; and Marketa Garces, CCEP, Manager of Learning Design at SAI360

Key Takeaways: Neurodivergent learners require tailored content to cater to their unique needs and preferences. When designing employee training, HR leaders should consider the importance of conveying clear instructions, eliminating distractions, and using plain language. For continued success, leaders need to gather employee feedback and involving diverse perspectives as they further tailor content to their audience’s needs. Be sure to check out this educational session to learn more!


Featured Article | Cracking the Code: Adding Bonuses to FLSA Overtime Calculations

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay overtime to nonexempt employees based on their regular pay rate and the number of hours worked in a workweek. While this sounds straightforward on paper, employers commonly fail to realize that nondiscretionary bonus payments must be included in calculating the regular pay rate and, ultimately, the amount of overtime owed. So, how can employers that pay nondiscretionary bonuses properly calculate the regular pay rate for overtime purposes?

Educational Session | Seeing Compliance Headlines in the Light of Culture

Speaker: Cecily Tyler, Lead Program Manager for the UKG Human Insights Group at UKG

Key Takeaways: Compliance and storytelling have a surprising shared history, and this connection may be the key to sustaining an effective and healthy workforce in the modern era. Check out this educational session to learn how to respond more effectively when compliance hits the headlines!


HR Work Break Infographic | Today’s Top 5 HR Buzzwords: Compliance Edition

Are you up to date on HR’s latest lingo? HR Work Break takes a look into important acronyms, phrases, and laws in the management and compliance space. Check out this infographic to learn more!

HR Work Break Podcast | The ABCs of AI Compliance

McKensie found that nearly 75% of workers expect generative AI to cause significant or disruptive change in the nature of their industry’s competition in the next three years. As the government pays closer attention to the risks associated with AI, tune in for advice and best practices for AI compliance in 2024!

Educational Session | HR Planning for FY24: Business as Unusual

Speakers: Steve Goldberg, industry expert and advisor; Geoff Webb, VP of Solution Strategy at isolved; and Amberly Dressler, VP of Brand & Customer Marketing at isolved

Key Takeaways: ​​​​​​​Join this Q&A session to hear from organizational agility expert and industry analyst, advisor and influencer Steve Goldberg of 3Sixty Insights and isolved speakers on how to enact, enable and embrace change at your company – regardless of size or type.

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