Blog Posts for May 2019

Top 3 Summer Workplace Issues and How to Manage Them

May 28, 2019

Summer is almost here and with that comes a new set of seasonal employment law issues. Top of the list for many employers includes the hiring of interns, dress code compliance and handling time off requests.

1. Hiring Summer Interns

Employers looking to hire interns to work during the summer season or beyond should know that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently changed the criteria to determine if an internship must be paid.  In certain circumstances, internships are considered employment subject to federal minimum wage and overtime rules.

HR Tech Can Engage Your Employees – and Empower Your Business

May 11, 2019

Business owners often list workforce management issues among their biggest challenges in terms of difficulty. From recruiting and retaining employees to administering payroll and health care benefits, the HR tasks that companies must master are numerous and multifaceted, requiring sound long-term planning and a significant operational commitment.

Employee Leave Updates

May 1, 2019

In the absence of a federal paid family leave law, a growing number of states and local governments are enacting their own paid leave laws.

The best-known type of employee leave is a job-protected leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), where employees can request to take family medical leave for their own or a loved one’s illness, or for military caregiver leave. However, leave under FMLA is unpaid, and in most cases, employees may use available paid time off (PTO) or paid leave time in conjunction with family medical leave.

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