The New Mexico Supreme Court recently responded to a certified question from the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico in a lawsuit filed by the family of a worker who was killed in an accident at a salvage yard that was likely caused by a coworker. The supreme court’s answer turned on the resolution of a conflict between language in the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Act (WCA) and the uninsured motorist (UM) statute.
If yours is an established business, you may be beyond the question posed above because you set your pay schedule long ago. But if you’re just getting started, considering a change, or setting up a new business beneath your established umbrella operation, you may be wondering about whether there is a right or wrong answer.
Navigating the latest tax reporting changes and avoiding filing errors is not always straightforward and can present unique challenges to small and midsized businesses.
The California Court of Appeal recently considered whether an employer may be held liable for a third party’s injuries resulting from an auto accident caused by an employee who was carpooling with his supervisor and coworkers from the jobsite after the end of their shift.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released informal guidance for advising employees of their legal rights in the workplace with regard to depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health conditions. Although the guidance is geared to employees, it provides insight for employers as to the EEOC’s position on protections provided for employees […]
In the last installment, we covered the differences between intermittent leave and reduced schedule leave. This article focuses on intermittent leave management under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), including information on leave tracking and medical certification.
Some, but not all, companies are taking baby steps toward becoming more family-friendly, according to new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam. Just under half (49%) HR managers interviewed said their organization has made policy changes to better accommodate working parents in the past 5 years. The research was compiled using information from recent OfficeTeam surveys. […]
We’ve been reporting on litigation surrounding Nevada’s minimum wage all year. Although some issues remain unresolved, we now have important guidance from the state’s highest court on the scope of the term “provide” under the minimum wage law as well as which statute of limitations applies to wage claims. The following article provides an overview of the court’s ruling.
Corporate pension buyout sales in the United States leaped to nearly $6 billion in the third quarter of 2016, rising to the highest level for the that quarter since 1990, according to the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute. Sales of pension liabilities by employer plans were greater than $1 billion for each of the last six […]
As an HR professional, likely there will be many times when you’ll be called upon to mediate or help to resolve personnel issues. This may be something as simple as a misunderstanding or it may be a much more serious issue, like discrimination or harassment, or anything in between.