Category: Management of Compliance & Legal

Employers with Employees Working in California It’s Time to Report your Pay Data – California Releases Updated Guidance on Pay Data Reporting for 2024

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Management of Compliance & Legal
California’s equal pay data reporting law applies to private companies that have at least 100 employees nationwide on payroll and at least one California employee. The reporting deadline for the 2023 reporting year is May 8, 2024. Employers must upload their California employee pay data no later than this date. Employers only need to report...

California Modifies Employment Regulations Regarding Criminal History

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Management of Compliance & Legal
New regulations effective October 1, 2023, will impact how employers may consider criminal history in employment decisions.[1] The Fair Chance Act (FCA)[2] prohibits California employers with five or more employees from inquiring into, considering, distributing, or disseminating information related to an applicant's criminal history until after the employer has made a conditional offer of employment....

New Background Check Laws Employers Need to Know

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As an HR professional, you know that employment background check laws are constantly in flux. You must keep current with the changes in the regulations and laws to ensure your company remains compliant. Even unintentional violations of the background check laws could expose your business to legal liability, penalties, and reputational harm. Several new employment...

How to handle layoffs or a reduction in force.

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Conducting a layoff is a difficult process that some businesses may have to face. The basic compliance components to review during the layoff/RIF process are outlined below. STEP 1: SELECT EMPLOYEES FOR LAYOFF After an employer has designed its future organizational structure, a system for determining who will stay and who will go must be created....

6 vital steps before terminating an employee for poor performance

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8 minute read Terminating an employee on a whim can be a risky move for your business. You need a practical and fair process to help reduce your liability. Moreover, it’s best to give employees plenty of time to improve while also providing the tools they need to grow. And, because recruiting, hiring, onboarding and...
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Employers Must Update Their Summary of Rights Notice for Background Check Screenings

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Employers should promptly update their Summary of Consumer Rights notice provided to applicants and workers before taking adverse employment action based on their background check reports, thanks to a new rule about to take effect. On March 17, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released an updated “Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit...

Supreme Court Upholds Salary Requirement for Overtime Exemption

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Evaluating & Monitor HR Policies, Management of Compliance & Legal
Highly compensated employees can be eligible for overtime pay if they are paid on a daily basis, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Feb. 22 in a case that clarifies overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In Helix Energy Solutions Group v. Hewitt, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that a former employee...
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What is Human Resources Compliance, and Why is it Important?

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Management of Compliance & Legal, News
How to align your people, processes, and technology with ever-changing regulations and mandates. Amid shifting workplace policies, an ever-challenging hiring climate, and evolving regulations, Human Resources (HR) professionals are bringing compliance to the forefront of their strategies to ensure business continuity. And it’s not just organizational reputation that’s on the line; the average cost of non-compliance has risen more...

Former employees sue Twitter over layoffs, alleging violation of labor laws

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Former Twitter employees have sued the social media giant, alleging that the company violated and planned to violate federal and state laws that govern mass layoffs. The lawsuit comes as a large fraction of Twitter’s employee base has been receiving layoff notices in the wake of Elon Musk’s $44-billion acquisition of the company. Twitter had...