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United States DOL Proposes Significant Increase to the Salary Threshold

By: | 09.07.23 | HR Alerts
Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour laws employers must classify all employees as either exempt or nonexempt. This classification determines how the employee should be paid to ensure legal compliance. Exempt employees are exempt fro...

Join MEA & Philabundance in the Fight Against Hunger

By: | 08.28.23 | Company News
As a nonprofit organization, we are always looking for ways to give back to the MidAtlantic community. This year we are participating in Campout for Hunger, an annual food drive and week-long charity event hosted by 93.3 WMMR. Campout for Hunger is dedicated to raising ...

Time to Review Handbooks in Light of Recent NLRB Ruling

By: | 08.11.23 | HR Alerts
The pendulum is swinging once again at the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”).  In its recent decision in Stericycle, Inc., 372 NLRB No. 113 (2023), the Board largely returned to Obama-era standards for evaluating whether wor...

Unlocking Success: The Crucial Role of Effective Manager Training

By: | 08.11.23 | Training and Development
In the realm of business, where innovation and competition reign supreme, effective management stands as the cornerstone of success. National Management Training Week, a celebration that resonates with professionals across industries, shines a spotlight on the vital imp...

New Jersey Employers Should Take Note of Changes to the Stateā€™s Unemployment Compensation Law

By: | 08.04.23 | HR Alerts
On July 31, 2023, several amendments to the New Jersey Unemployment Compensation Law went into effect. Most notably, the amended law creates new reporting obligations for employers when a New Jersey employee separates. As of July 31, 2023, employers in New Jersey are...

Good News on Remote Document Verification for E-Verify Employers

By: | 07.26.23 | HR Alerts
The rules around remote document verification of I-9 documentation continue to change. On July 21, 2023, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a final rule, effective August 1, 2023, that will allow employers to utilize an al...

Employers Should Take Note of Upcoming OFCCP and EEOC Deadlines

By: | 07.14.23 | HR Alerts
Employers should prepare for significant, upcoming deadlines established by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The deadlines include: (1) use of a new invitation to self-identify disability ...

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About I-9 Compliance Flexibility Ending on July 31, 2023

By: | 07.13.23 | Common HR Questions
Completing a Form I-9 is a standard part of any employee onboarding process.  Recognizing that many employees worked remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has allowed flexibility in the I-9 document review process. However, the governme...

How To Recognize the Juneteenth Holiday as Part of DEIB InitiativesĀ 

By: | 06.16.23 | DEI Update
Two years ago, President Joe Biden signed into law the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, designating Juneteenth as the eleventh federally recognized public holiday. While the bill did not impose any requirements on private employers, employers should be aware of...