Tag: enforcement

Termination for Reporting Theft—A Big Mistake for One California Employer

By Cathleen S. Yonahara Under California law, employers may not retaliate against employees for reporting illegal activity to law enforcement. However, an employer did just that when it fired a worker for filing a police report after the worker’s wedding ring was stolen while on the job—and that action proved to be an expensive error […]

ACA’s Automatic Enrollment Provision Repealed

One of the Affordable Care Act’s many (many) provisions required employers with 200 or more employees to automatically enroll employees into the employer’s lowest-cost healthcare plan if employees failed to either select a plan or opt out of coverage. That provision had not yet gone into effect, however, as enforcement was on hold pending the […]

Marky Mark and the Convicted Bunch

Just last week, Mark Wahlberg filed a formal petition with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts seeking a pardon for his 1988 criminal convictions for assault and battery by a dangerous weapon and possession of marijuana, amongst others. These crimes occurred well before Wahlberg became the public figure we all know from his work as an actor […]

Infographic: 2014 Workplace Policies & HR Policy Practices

Nearly 90% of the 2,662 HR professionals that took our 2014 Policy Practices survey reported that their organization had formalized employee workplace policies. How are policies distributed to employees? Do they include “at will” disclaimers? Are employees required to confirm receipt? How effectively are policies enforced? How often are they updated? How has recent “ban […]

‘My Exempt Employee Has No PTO but Needs Time Off’

PTO banks can be a great way to simplify time off requests. They can also be a way to ensure that salaried employees do not take advantage of their salaried status and take time off without boundaries. However, when poorly administered, PTO can cause employees to lose their exemptions. PTO helps to bridge the gap […]