Tag: JD

I-9 Completion—A Tricky (but Important!) Subject

By Holly Jones, JD The I-9 form is one of the most crucial parts of legal compliance in hiring. It’s important that your Human Resources (HR) staff is trained to do it right, because one wrong step can result in hefty fines. Here with some of the ins and outs of I-9s is an analysis […]

An FLSA Q&A: How Do You Conduct a Compliance Audit?

By Holly Jones, JD One of the hottest topics in labor law lately is the new changes coming to overtime exemption rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The changes will be massive for some organizations, and many will be conducting audits to ensure compliance—but will they be auditing correctly? Here with a Q&A […]

New EEOC Wellness Program Rules: GINA

In yesterday’s Advisor, BLR® Senior Legal Editor Joan Farrell, JD, explained new rules for wellness programs under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Today Farrell discusses additional rules for wellness programs under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

New EEOC Wellness Program Rules: The ADA

Wellness programs have taken root at many companies nationwide, viewed as a way to both nurture employees’ well-being and help the organization’s bottom line. However, certain regulations do apply for wellness programs. Today and tomorrow, we will hear the latest on these rules from BLR® Senior Legal Editor Joan Farrell, JD.

EEOC Issues Final Employee Wellness Program Rules: The ADA Rule

By BLR Senior Legal Editor Joan Farrell, JD The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued final wellness rules regarding incentives employers may use to encourage employee participation in wellness programs in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

New Things to Learn About FMLA

By Susan Schoenfeld, JD Just when you thought you’d finished learning all you could about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) releases some new material. Fortunately, BLR® Senior Legal Editor Susan Schoenfeld, JD, has the facts on the new poster and guidebook.

New Overtime Regs—Handling Employee Concerns

New overtime regulations can cause a shakeup in the workplace—and HR professionals must be prepared to handle employee concerns. Employees may have certain issues with being transitioned from exempt to nonexempt, and BLR® Legal Editor Susan Prince, JD, MSL, has advice for helping employees navigate these worries.