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Tackling Compliance Through Technology

By Lori Brown With the regulatory and legal landscape shifting more rapidly than ever, human resource professionals play a critical role protecting their organizations from compliance slippage.  In my nearly three decades of representing companies large and small in connection with employment-related matters, I have found that even the most sophisticated companies fall victim to…

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ComplianceHR – where Employment Law Meets AI

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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Tammy's Tips: Tracking Minimum Wage Increases

Complying with the minimum wage used to be easy – until some states, counties and cities started passing higher minimum wages. Employers are required to pay non-exempt employees at the highest applicable federal, state or local minimum wage for all hours worked.  29 states and the District of Columbia now have minimum wages higher than…

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New Labor Secretary Confirmed – What Can We Expect?

Alexander Acosta, a former member of the U.S. Department of Justice and the NLRB during the George W. Bush administration, was confirmed April 27 to serve as President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Labor. The U.S. Senate approved Acosta, the dean of Florida International University Law School, to lead the U.S. Department Of Labor by a…

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Independent Contractor Litigation Update

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in a surprise ruling, found that Phoenix airport taxicab drivers are properly classified as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Applying the six-factor FLSA economic reality test, the court found that the cab drivers were not economically dependent on AAA Cab Services, which has…

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Independent Contracting: Who is At Risk?

Your company’s contingent workforce is both a business necessity and a potential liability risk, with no relief in sight. Three months into the Trump Administration, the U.S. Department of Labor has not changed its guidance that “most workers are employees under the FLSA’s broad definitions” or withdrawn from its cooperative enforcement agreements with the IRS…

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Article: Overtime after the Election – Key Takeaways

ComplianceHR President, Lori Brown, and VP of Strategy, Tammy McCutchen, hosted a webinar today that took head-on the question of what businesses should take away from the election results as it effects the upcoming December 1st changes to Overtime. Tammy brings a unique perspective on topics of regulation, litigation, and legislation, first and foremost as…

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