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Where's Waldo? How to find missing retirement plan participants
(July 3, 2015)
Until recently, with the realities of America’s mobile society, it was quite possible to lose track of people—former employees included—especially if they didn’t particularly care to be found. However, the advance of modern technology, led by the Internet, first slowed and then reversed this trend—to the point where anonymity and obscurity have become virtually unattainable. Recognizing this fact, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued updated guidance for locating missing participants in terminating retirement plans and for handling their plan benefits until they’re located.   Read on

NLRB General Counsel issues guidance
on lawful handbook policies

(July 1, 2015)
Nonunion employers often believe they don’t have to worry about decisions from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Well, think again! On March 15, 2015, NLRB General Counsel Richard F. Griffin issued a 30-page memo (Memorandum GC 15-04) that provides guidance on handbook policies the NLRB considers unlawful. Read on

DOL's proposed rules to swell ranks
of overtime-eligible employees

(June 30, 2015)
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) release of new proposed rules regulating who is eligible for overtime pay has employers scrambling to determine how many of their workers will need to be reclassified when new regulations take effect. Read on

Wyoming employers need to be ready
for strengthened data breach law
(June 30, 2015)
Wyoming’s new data breach notification law takes effect July 1, meaning employers need to be ready for beefed-up notification requirements.
Read on

Massachusetts final sick leave regulations
make substantial changes

(June 27, 2015)
Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) Maura Healey recently issued final regulations for the state’s new earned sick time law that aren’t quite what employers were expecting. As a result, employers are scrambling to update their sick time policies before the July 1 compliance deadline.  Read on

Employers need to examine policies, laws
in light of Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling

(June 26, 2015)
The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26 ruling in favor of same-sex marriage means employers across the country need to take a look at their policies as well as the effect the ruling has on various laws dealing with employment.  Read on

Hey boss! Get ready, be smart, and do the right thing
(June 26, 2015)
You have an important position to fill. You have narrowed the applicant pool to a manageable number. It’s time to conduct interviews, and you need the best person for the job. What can you do to conduct the best interview possible? Read on

Oregon employers must prepare for statewide paid sick leave law
(June 25, 2015)
Paid sick leave will be the law in Oregon as of January 1, 2016, now that Governor Kate Brown has signed legislation passed by the state legislature in mid-June. Read on

Obamacare ruling means little change for employers
(June 25, 2015)
In a much-anticipated June 25 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court handed President Barack Obama a victory on his administration’s signature piece of legislation—the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Although the ruling was crucial to the future of the healthcare law, it basically means business as usual for employers. Read on

Virginia online privacy law takes effect July 1
(June 25, 2015)
Virginia’s new law placing restrictions on the circumstances in which employers may access their employees’ social media accounts takes effect July 1. Read on

Next phase of Houtson' equal rights law set
(June 24, 2015)
As of June 27, more employers will be covered by the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). The ordinance adds to the protected classes covered under federal and state civil rights laws. Read on

Activity trackers and wellness programs: high-tech help or privacy threat?
(June 24, 2015)
What if an employer interested in improving the health of its employees—and reducing its health insurance premiums—could slap a device on workers to show statistics on physical fitness? Not only could the people participating in an employer-sponsored wellness program track their own progress, the employer also could see just how hard participants in its program work. Read on

Changes to California Family Rights Act regulations take effect July 1
(June 24, 2015)
Updated regulations for the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) take effect July 1. The new regulations represent the first significant revisions to the CFRA in 20 years and include a number of changes, many of which are designed to bring the regulations into greater conformity with their federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) counterparts. Read on

 

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