The State of Compliance 

By Lori Brown At the recent 29th Annual General Counsel Conference, sponsored by Corporate Counsel, Jonathan Shiffman, Associate General Counsel of litigation and employment for Ralph Lauren, predicted that the Republican majority in Congress makes it unlikely we’ll see new employee-friendly legislation passed at the federal level. Instead, according to Shiffman, employee advocates are having [...]

Paid Sick Leave

Compliance for paid sick leave is becoming more difficult as more states and municipalities are passing sick leave laws. Employers now need to understand the threshold number of employees that trigger compliance and individual laws generally specify where an employee works, not where they live. Employers need to determine whether employees will accrue sick leave [...]

Conquer the Burden of Wage and Hour Compliance

Wage and hour compliance continues to place a heavy burden on employers as they struggle with the fragmented collection of employment laws. Keeping up with changes across jurisdictions is difficult and expanding state regulations combined with ongoing changes in federal regulations make compliance even more challenging. ComplianceHR has developed a quick and easy to use [...]

Good News for Independent Contracting? Not So Much.

By Tammy McCutchen On June 7, 2017 the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division withdrew its 2015 guidance on independent contracting which had concluded that “most workers are employees.”  Good news, but we may have been cheering DOL’s decision a bit prematurely.  In its withdrawal of the 2015 guidance, DOL stated that removal [...]

Update on Overtime

By Tammy McCutchen In May 2016, the Obama Administration issued a final rule more than doubling the minimum salary level required for the FLSA “white collar” exemptions from $455 per week ($23,660 annualized) to $913 per week ($47,476 annualized).  However, just nine days before the rule was scheduled to go into effect on December 1, [...]

CHR Insights – Improving Minimum Wage Compliance

Complying with the minimum wage regulations should be easy, but it is not.  Finding the correct state, county or city minimum wage – and tracking the ongoing increases in those minimum wages can take hours. Employers are required to pay non-exempt employees at the highest applicable federal, state or local minimum wage for all hours [...]

CHR Insights – The Evolving Workforce – The New Normal of 1099 Compliance

The workplace has evolved dramatically in recent years and has shifted from a traditional office based workforce to one in which flexibility has become commonplace and employers draw on talent outside their traditional employee base.  Studies estimate that more than 40 percent of the U.S. workforce will be made up of independent contractors by 2020. [...]

CHR Insights – ComplianceHR – where Employment Law Meets AI

Your compliance imperative is our day to day undertaking. Our solutions leverage an artificial intelligence platform which utilizes complex reasoning . The AI platform is fueled by Littler’s in-depth analysis of all applicable federal and state law, driven by a proprietary database of jurisdictional case law – all distilled, weighted, tested and regularly updated to [...]

CHR Insights – Intermittent FMLA Leave a Top Challenge for Employers

Littler recently surveyed more than 1,200 HR professionals, attorneys, and executives about their employment law concerns. Seventy-nine percent of those surveyed indicated they face challenges caused by the patchwork of FMLA-related rules and regulations.  To help you with this daunting task, ComplianceHR has created two new applications: Navigator Leave and Navigator Leave Rapid Reference. Navigator Leave [...]

Tammy’s Tips – Onboarding Solutions

The best HR compliance programs begin, well, at the beginning – at the beginning of the employment relationship:  An employment application that gathers the information you need to know, but not what you cannot or should not know; an offer letter that ensures your new employees will understand how they will be paid; a [...]

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