A.D.A. Compliance Quiz – What Would You Do?

A.D.A. Compliance Quiz – What Would You Do?

Many of us take for granted that we have a basic understanding of HR law, and can rely on common sense in most employment interactions. Well, here is a typical HR issue that comes up often – let’s see how you do! The Scenario Certain positions are maintained in your Company as light duty positions [&hellip


2010 Employment Laws Update – Webinar Recap

2010 Employment Laws Update – Webinar Recap

Last month, Joshua Sable, Esq., CPEhr’s in-house General Counsel, conducted a webinar covering important changes to labor laws affecting small businesses. The “2010 Employment Law Updates” webinar covered a wide range of HR topics, including the HIRE Act, health care reform, disability discrimination, harassment claims, arbitration agreements, spying on employees, and trade secret protection. Key [&hellip


4 Steps to Creating a Successful and Operational Team

4 Steps to Creating a Successful and Operational Team

Guest Post By Beth Schneider, http://processprodigy.com/ I used to have a recurring nightmare. I would find myself sitting in a high school classroom. I’d be chatting it up with friends I hadn’t seen in a while when suddenly the teacher would announce it was time to take the final exam. Suddenly I would remember that [&hellip


Six Factors to Determine If An Intern Must Be Paid

Six Factors to Determine If An Intern Must Be Paid

As the summer approaches, you may be considering using interns within your organization. Interns are not only an inexpensive source of labor, but they can provide valuable insights or bring new ideas to your company. It is estimated that 15%-20% of companies use interns on a regular basis. [1] Most Interns Must Be Paid Did [&hellip


Proactive Measures Employers Should Take to Protect Themselves Against the DOL

Proactive Measures Employers Should Take to Protect Themselves Against the DOL

In our last post, guest author Stephanie R. Thomas, Ph.D., discussed the Department of Labor’s new ‘We Can Help’ campaign. In this post, she examines some of the proactive steps employers should take to protect themselves. Take Proactive Measures Now The Department of Labor’s ‘We Can Help’ campaign highlights the importance of taking a proactive [&hellip


Increased DOL Enforcement Calls for Proactive Measures

Increased DOL Enforcement Calls for Proactive Measures

Guest post by: Stephanie R. Thomas, Ph.D. When Hilda Solis was sworn in as Secretary of Labor in March of 2009, she reiterated her goal that workers receive fair treatment, a safe and healthy workplace, and receive the wage they deserve. She stated: “To those who have for too long abused workers, put them in [&hellip


The HIRE Act – More Updates and Information

The HIRE Act – More Updates and Information

In attempt to keep our readership up-to-date on the new HIRE Act legislation, we will periodically post new HIRE Act updates on this blog. On March 18, 2010, the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (“HIRE Act”) was signed into law by President Obama. The Act provides a wide range of incentives for employers including [&hellip


IRS Notice on Tax-Free Dependent Healthcare

IRS Notice on Tax-Free Dependent Healthcare

As details emerge regarding the health reform act, we will continue to provide updates and information on our blog. The IRS has issued an announcement that the recent health reform act’s expansion of coverage to dependents of an employee up to age 27 is generally tax free to the employee. IRS Notice 2010-38 provides the [&hellip