With all that’s going on in Washington, D.C., it’s easy for issues to get lost in the noise and clutter, but paid family leave is managing to remain a topic of conversation.
The world of human resources is constantly changing. In this topic we present relevant HR related news.
Buried in the January 22 passage of legislation to re-open the federal government was a welcome bit of news for employers: The effective date of the wildly unpopular “Cadillac Tax” has been pushed back yet again. It is now set to take effect in 2022 rather than 2020 (the original implementation date was January 1, […]
The announcement of President Donald Trump’s nominee for the vacant seat on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is another sign that some controversial prolabor decisions of the Obama-era Board will be revised.
This year’s influenza outbreak has sickened millions of people across the country, leaving employers struggling to cover for employees who are out sick and searching for ways to prevent others from coming down with the flu. But dealing with germ control and sick days is only the beginning. Legal issues also can come into play.
On January 12, 2018, following nearly a year of speculation in the wake of Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the paid sick leave bill passed by the Maryland General Assembly near the close of last year’s legislative session, the General Assembly and the Senate have overridden the governor’s veto. The Maryland Healthy Working Families Act […]
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) decision to reissue 17 opinion letters first issued during the George W. Bush administration is a welcome move and “a step in the right direction,” according to an attorney who represents employers.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) announcement that it is nixing its 2010 guidance on unpaid internships in favor of a less-rigid test puts the agency in line with recent appellate court rulings on the issue, according to an attorney following the matter.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ action rescinding an Obama administration policy on marijuana enforcement may signal a tougher stance against the substance, but it isn’t expected to have a major impact on employers.
The second of four annual increases in Arizona’s minimum wage kicked in at midnight on January 1, 2018, boosting the base rate from $10 to $10.50. Voters gave themselves the raise and paid sick time when they adopted Proposition 206, the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act, in November 2016.
Now that President Donald Trump has signed the bill overhauling the U.S. tax code, employers are on a tight timetable to get things organized since a bulk of it took effect on January 1, 2018.