Rising stakes in wage-and-hour suits: Jail time for employers

While the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) says wage and hour violators could face imprisonment, that punishment was rarely levied. But ultra-aggressive enforcement efforts have raised the stakes. Until...
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Huh? Man fired for carrying gun sues for discrimination

Here’s another example of how scorned ex-employees will look to sue you for just about anything.  Meet Gaius Dipigney, an African American male who worked as a parts sales manager for the auto...
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You knew it was coming: EEOC’s third lawsuit challenging wellness penalties

It’s said that bad things, such as celebrity deaths and high-profile federal lawsuits, tend to come in threes. Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) completed its trifecta by filing...
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Will you be giving employees time off to cast their ballots?

Tuesday’s Election Day. Do you have to offer your employees time off from work to cast their ballots?   Generally, the answer is no — if they have sufficient time before and after their scheduled...
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New Cafeteria Plan Change in Status Options

In Notice 2014-55, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced two new situations in which employees may change their health plan elections midyear under their employer’s cafeteria plan.  In the first,...
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TOP 10 Time and Attendance Software – Get Free Price Quotes & Expert Advice

Time and attendance software does more than automate the process of capturing employee work hours. It reduces human errors associated with monitoring labor and absences, reduces the time and effort required...
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EEOC Catches Employer for Not Having Dialogue With Employee on ADA Accommodation

“Let’s talk about it.” These words should be displayed prominently in every HR department as a reminder that employers must enter into a dialogue with employees about their need for a...
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‘Top 10 Tips for Effective Onboarding’

A new employee’s first week on their new job will shape their future with your company.  But even before Day 1, you want to engage new hires with a pre-onboarding program - teach them about...
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’10 Steps to Effectively Communicate Employee Equity Compensation Programs’

How many of your employees truly understand their equity compensation programs? Companies are looking for effective ways to build, promote, and maximize their employee benefits packages—especially...
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Mentoring That Scales

Mentoring can be an effective way to develop employees and improve engagement. Creating and managing a successful mentoring program at scale though can be difficult. In this white paper learn:The six most...
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