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ACA Compliance

OSHA Delays Effective Date of Anti-Retaliation Provisions

Enforcement of the new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) anti-retaliation provisions has been pushed back to December 1, 2016. Init...

Employee Benefits

Federal Law Alert: Pay Data

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that it will require employers with 100 or more employees to submit summary pay data ...

Employee Benefits

Federal Law Alert: New i-9 Form

The new I-9 form was released yesterday, November 14. What does that mean, exactly? If you'll recall, I-9 forms serve the purpose of verifying the ide...

Payroll

FLSA Overtime: A Sigh of Relief for Employers?

A couple of weeks ago, two lawsuits were filed in federal court in Texas seeking to block the Final Rule on white-collar exemptions to the overtime pr...

Common Questions

Being Consistent in Your Policies

In most situations, consistency is very important. However, you minimize risk by having a solid, defensible, business-related reason for granting a re...

Employee Benefits

How Do Medical Reimbursements Work?

The IRS prohibits employers from offering stipends or reimbursing employees for individual health plans, regardless of the tax treatment of the stipen...

Common Questions

What Is The Performance Evaluation Cycle?

The Performance Evaluation Cycle Many people look forward to annual performance reviews the way they look forward to oil changes and tune-ups. Sure, t...

Common Questions

What If An Employee Takes Reclassification Personally

I would recommend against disciplining the employee for his behavior thus far. The managers granted all the meetings that the employee requested. Retr...

Common Questions

Does Earmarked Money Apply Towards the Minimum Salary Threshold?

Since the additional amount is earmarked for the specific purpose of purchasing health insurance, the Department of Labor will likely consider the mon...

Should I Do Reference Checks?

Common customer question #14: Should I conduct reference checks on employees? Speaking to references is a great way to get more information about appl...

Common Questions

Talking About Politics At Work

This election season has given us generous helpings of drama, and the general election itself is only two months away. With the final stretch before t...

Human Capital Management

What Is Progressive Discipline?

Progressive discipline generally begins with a conversation. This initial conversation is meant to nip any poor behavior in the bud. Often this conver...

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