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The 4 Factors Used to Judge Your Workplace's Pay Equality

March 3, 2017

With high-profile wage discrimination cases in the headlines, employers may likely see an increase in pay discrimination claims in 2017 and beyond.


New York State Regs Governing Payroll Debit Cards

February 28, 2017

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) issued final regulations last September that would significantly increase requirements for employers using payroll debit cards as a method of wage delivery.

The new rules, set to take effect on March 7, 2017, were blocked on February 16, 2017 by the New York State Industrial Board of Appeals.

State Auto-IRAs: What Employers Need to Know

February 15, 2017

To combat weak savings by U.S. workers, some states recently have enacted state-sponsored retirement programs. This is a response to studies confirming that most people are not saving enough for retirement. One-third of all Americans report that they have no retirement savings at all. Of the estimated 114 million workers in the private sector, less than 10 percent have individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and only 34 percent have access to a retirement savings plan through their employer.

What Employers Need to Know about the New Form I-9

February 3, 2017

One of the documents most often used by employers is the I-9. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) form must be submitted to verify the identity and employment authorization of all new hires in the United States.

Minimum Wage Hikes - 2017

January 3, 2017

A number of states and local jurisdictions will raise their minimum wage in 2017. See the latest information on upcoming changes across the country.

Minimum Wage Changes in 2017

Preparing for 2017: Key HR Action Items for Employers

December 6, 2016

The end of the year is a busy time for many companies, particularly when it comes to human resources and compliance responsibilities.