The Colorado Supreme Court has cleared up a longstanding unresolved question about when employers need to pay out accrued but unused vacation time. The June 14 decision also appears to invalidate use-it-or-lose-it vacation policies in the state.
As organizations become more global, HR leaders face the challenge of how best to reward and protect certain groups of their international staff. Pensions and savings benefits are often tightly bound by local rules and restrictions that can exclude some workers or render the benefits unattractive or insecure. One option is to look at the […]
On October 31, Governor Andrew Cuomo amended Executive Order (EO) 205, a March “travel advisory” that required New York residents and others returning from one or more of the states on the high-risk or “hot” COVID-19 list to quarantine for 14 days.
If your organization offers any type of retirement benefit, perhaps you’re already familiar with the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019. The majority of this legislation went into effect at the beginning of 2020 and made some interesting changes to various retirement plan contribution and withdrawal rules.
The word “compliance” makes many employees cringe. The term conjures up images of onerous and seemingly superfluous internal rules and regulations. But companies don’t implement compliance requirements for no reason.
Employers are typically well-versed in how to stay compliant with the rules and regulations surrounding employment.
Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court decided two cases, both by 7-2 votes, involving religion’s impact on employment. First, the Court clarified the applicability of the ministerial exemption for religious schools and organizations from the federal antidiscrimination laws.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Trump administration’s broad exemptions for employers with religious or moral objections to covering contraception, as normally required by the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) preventive care rules.
Often, what makes leaders and workplace cultures great is that they are warm and demanding. The best organizations function when their leaders, HR team, internal brand, and culture all match their external brand. Getting that balance right, however, can be challenging. I recently discussed the issue with an expert with many years in the field […]
The rapid spread of COVID-19 has led to unprecedented business disruption around the world. The fast pace and huge scale of changes to everyday personal lives and work lives are a recipe for chaos if not properly managed. An effective training department can be critical to stemming such chaos. Here, we talk about key elements […]