An employer’s FMLA documentation checklist

By: | 04.17.19 | HR Compliance
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be confusing and difficult to administers for even the most sophisticated human resources professional. The law requires employers to give employees a series of notices about their rights under the FMLA and their obli...

Handling religious accommodation requests in the workplace

By: | 04.05.19 | HR Compliance
Most employers are aware of their obligation to reasonably accommodate an employee’s disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Some employers may not be aware, however, that they also must reasonably accommodate an employee’s sincerel...

March Madness: What HR needs to know

By: | 03.19.19 | HR Compliance
It’s March, which means that the Madness – the NCAA basketball tournament, a.k.a. “March Madness” – is about to begin.  ESPN estimated that $10 billion was bet on the tournament last year.  Most of it was wagered illegally, and m...

DOL proposes new OT rule setting FLSA exemption threshold at $35K

By: | 03.08.19 | HR Alerts
On Thursday, March 7, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) released its long-awaited PROPOSED replacement to the Obama administration’s controversial salary thresholds required for workers to qualify for the “white collar” exempt...

How much communication is acceptable while an employee is on FMLA leave?

By: | 03.04.19 | Common HR Questions
Murphy’s law suggests that, even with careful planning, as soon as an employee goes out on Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, the employee’s supervisor is going to need to ask the employee a question: for example, where to locate a document or to ge...

Strategies for workplace violence prevention

By: | 02.22.19 | HR Compliance
The recent workplace shooting at the Henry Pratt Co. facility in Aurora, Illinois is a horrible reminder that violence in the workplace is a very real possibility and can result in tragedy. Employers are responsible for providing and maintaining a safe place for employ...