HR News & Articles

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January 22, 2014 – 2,487 views
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The National Labor Relations Board have their work cut out for them, after having over 600 decisions which were taken in 2012 being shot down by the Supreme Court. The Constitution enables the president to make high-level appointments while Congress is in recess, while President Obama made appointed officials to the NLRB in 2012--when this was not the case with the Senate. It is said that the Senate was holding sessions once in three days, so as to prevent the president from exercising his constitutional authority to make these appointments. Full Story 
January 16, 2014 – 2,849 views
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has made a public announcement reminding employers that they must post the total number of job-related illnesses and injuries that took place through the course of a year. The statement must be provided by the end of April, 2014. The form to be focusing on is the Form 300, and not the 300 Log provided by OSHA. The forms are accepted from February 1, 2014, until April 30, 2014... Full Story 
January 15, 2014 – 2,569 views
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The IRC (Internal Revenue Code) now dictates that companies and employers give a written statement allowing employees and former employees to take part in trading stock options as per incentives or bonuses. The statement must be made directly to the employees, and should either state that they have exercised their right to an incentive stock option, or obtained share titles of the corporation... Full Story 
January 13, 2014 – 2,913 views
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When you start your own company, having an employee handbook may not seem all that important. But only with time you realize that this is one of the most significant pieces that you need to have, not just to tell your employees what you want from them, but also to communicate to them what they can expect from you. It is one of the most important tools of communication between employers and employees so it needs to be chalked out well... Full Story 
January 8, 2014 – 2,646 views
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The FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) has been in force for a long time now. But it may soon be replaced by the newer FAMILY Act. Several experts identified shortcomings and problems with the FMLA that the FAMILY Act tries to correct. Both the acts cover the same area which is paid leave, medical leave, and family leave for employees. This area has long been a contentious issue with critics claiming that not enough leave benefits were available to most full-time employees... Full Story 
January 7, 2014 – 2,849 views
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Come January 2014, the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) will categorize automatic gratuities under service charges. This move will make gratuities liable to payroll taxing as they will be considered as regular wages. The ruling, which had been issued in 2012, while updating the tax policy on tips, has been delayed until now... Full Story 
December 26, 2013 – 2,652 views
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NLRB ALJ Donna Dawson recently passed a verdict stating that rules preventing employees from gossiping violates Section 8 (a) (1) of the National Labor Relations Act, and also diminishes exercising Section 7 of the NLRA. The Laurus Technical College case involved the dismissal of Joslyn Henderson, a former employee at the college... Full Story 
December 20, 2013 – 3,230 views
Sarah ("Sally") Lockwood Church - Saul Ewing LLP
The Affordable Care Act (a/k/a Health Care Reform, or the ACA) is complicated. While there is nothing in the ACA that requires any employer to provide group health care coverage to its employees, the failure to do so can come with a price. The ACA is a game changer - one that requires a different approach to compliance than in the past. As with any complex law, the devil is in the details. Some of those details have been omitted in order to help you focus on the big picture... Full Story