Read HR Consultant Heather Kaiser’s review of Mel Robbins’ bestselling book, The 5-Second Rule. Robbins will be our keynote speaker at the Leaders Forum on April 23-25.
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Investors are starting to warm to the possibilities of tax-advantaged, socially impactful real estate investments through the Opportunity Zone program.
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Employers who have dealt with these three laws know that compliance requires ongoing intentional effort.
Highlights include credit unions targeted in a spear phishing campaign, email fraud on the rise, U.S. companies targeted through LinkedIn, and more.
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In a society in which job-jumping has become the norm, employers are routinely confronted with the attendant challenges arising from increased employee turnover. Among the challenges presented are also opportunities to understand the cost of turnover, pinpoint potential sources, and implement best practices for preventing employee turnover.
Employers need to be mindful of the privacy laws that impact them, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. They also need to be aware of relevant state laws to make sure that they are in compliance with existing laws as we wait for what’s to come in this evolving area of the law.
On March 7, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) white collar exemption rule. The DOL is proposing a minimum salary threshold to increase to $679 per week (which equals an annual salary of $35,308). The threshold currently sits at $455 per week ($23,660 annually). With an anticipated effective date of January 1, 2020, this proposal signals the Department’s desire to bring the required salary amount to a dollar figure more representative of modern-day wages.
If there is one message for employers it’s this: review your employee handbook. New perspectives may allow you to revamp your handbook policies. If you updated them within the last few years, they likely contain the language under the Obama-administration that inferred a negative impact on facially neutral policies. However, if you didn’t update your handbook, you may not need to make changes related to protected concerted activity.
Regardless of the industry or the current state of the economy, conducting a criminal background screen on employment candidates has become standard practice for many employers. It is not so much the practice that presents the issue as it is the potential result. To that point, the critical question becomes, what does an employer do if the background check reveals a criminal record?
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