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...

Managing workplace romance in the era of #MeToo

By: | 02.12.19 | HR Compliance
With Valentine’s Day upon us, employers likely are hoping that romance is not in the air – at least not in the workplace.  With US workers spending so much of their time at work, it is not surprising that, according to a 2017 survey by CareerBuilders, ...

With Government Reopen, E-Verify Now Available

By: | 02.04.19 | HR Alerts
Members who use E-Verify to confirm worker eligibility are aware that E-Verify was not operational during the government shutdown. With the government now reopened, E-Verify is again available for this purpose. See the E-Verify website for details. Please cont...