What is considered both affordable and adequate health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? A new video from a BLR Legal Editor keeps you informed. In 2014, one of the most significant provisions under the ACA becomes effective—the employer responsibility mandate—commonly referred to as ‘play or pay.’ Under the health care reform law, […]
Firing an employee is a serious step. You may want to conduct an investigation to be sure of your position. In the second video of the Firing 101 series, Steve Bruce shares the key questions to ask. Look out for the next videos in our series: “Audit for fairness,” and “Let a group decide.” SB: […]
From a legal standpoint, terminations are the most dangerous actions managers take. In this video, HR Daily Advisor Editor Stephen Bruce talks about what you need to know to reduce your risk of lawsuits. This is Steve Bruce for the HR Daily Advisor. This is the first video in our Firing 101 series—Stop, Listen and […]
If you have already conducted interviews and performed reference checks, it’s time to choose. In the last video in the Hiring 101 Series, Steve Bruce explains how to select the best candidate and make an offer that can’t be refused.
Reference checks and other background checks are important for verifying information and impressions from the interview, and for insuring that you are aware of any serious problems in the candidate’s past. In this video, HR Daily Advisor Editor Stephen Bruce talks about how to conduct meaningful reference checks.
Many provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or heatlhcare reform law, that have significant impact on employers will be taking effect within the next few years—some within the coming months. In this video, BLR Legal Editor Jessica Webb-Ayer provides an overview of what’s on the horizon, and what employers should be thinking about and […]
In this video, HR Daily Advisor Editor Stephen Bruce talks about the special rules for interviewing people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act has spelled out rather strict guidelines for interviews, which you should follow carefully.
Are inside sales representatives considered nonexempt? BLR Legal Editor Susan Prince recently received and answered this question from a BLR subscriber. In this video, Prince addresses the circumstances under which retail employers can use the overtime exemption under the FLSA for commissioned employees, including three specific conditions that must be met.
On January 1, 2013, California employers with commissioned salespeople will have new responsibilities. BLR Legal Editor Susan E. Prince explains the new employer obligations, including the definition of “commissions” under the law.
In this video, HR Daily Advisor Editor Stephen Bruce talks about conducting meaningful, legal interviews. One of the basic skills of interviewing is the ability to ask effective questions. The guidelines in this video will help you to frame your questions in ways that bring out revealing answers.