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 […]
Yesterday we heard advice from expert Kara Shea concerning Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exemptions and audits. Today, more from Shea on how to stay out of legal hot water when it comes to these tricky matters.
When you are hiring new employees, how comfortable are you with making sure that you’re on the right side of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? Expert Kara Shea joins us today to make sense out of this difficult issue.
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 […]
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).
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.
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).
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.
In yesterday’s Advisor, BLR® Legal Editor Susan Prince, JD, MSL, outlined some common concerns employees may have when they are transitioned from exempt to nonexempt in the wake of new overtime regulations. Today, Prince provides seven steps for effectively communicating this transition to employees.
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.