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January 25, 2022

Take Mineral’s 2022 State of HR Survey

With COVID continuing, many more responsibilities on our plate, and no more time to get them done, is it any wonder that burnout remains pervasive among […]
January 20, 2022

When Can We Deduct from an Exempt Employee’s Pay?

In general, if an exempt employee performs any work during the workweek, you must pay them their full salary amount. Deductions are allowed, however, for legally required withholding […]
January 18, 2022

Sharing Information About an Employee’s Absence

Question One of our employees will be on leave while they go to rehab. What, if anything, should we tell the staff about the employee’s absence? […]
January 14, 2022

Supreme Court Halts OSHA ETS

The United States Supreme Court has halted the OSHA vaccine-or-test Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). As a result, covered employers (those with 100 or more employees) are […]
January 13, 2022

What Is an Exit Interview?

An exit interview is a conversation with a departing employee about their time at the company and the reason for their departure. It’s completely optional, but […]
January 11, 2022

Turning The Great Resignation Into A ‘Great Reengagement’ For Your Company

A version of this article was originally published at Forbes. “Help Wanted” signs – virtual or storefront – are everywhere. In 2021, millions of American workers […]
January 6, 2022

Are Remote Employees Eligible for FMLA?

Question Now that we’ve become a “remote first” company with most of our employees working from home, we’ve started hiring remote employees in other parts of […]
January 4, 2022

The Rewards of Trust and How to Get Them

About a year ago, Abigail began her first day on a new job. She was a software engineer, new to the workforce, and eager to make […]
December 29, 2021

Closures When a Holiday Falls on a Weekend

If a holiday like New Year’s Eve falls on a weekend when you’re closed, and you typically give employees that holiday off, do you have to […]
December 22, 2021

When does the Form I-9 need to be completed?

All new employees must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 on (or before) their first day of employment. Then, within three business days following their start […]
December 20, 2021

OSHA Vaccine-or-Test Mandate is Back with New Deadlines

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, a three-judge panel from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted the stay on the OSHA vaccine-or-test mandate […]
December 14, 2021

What is a workweek? Is it just our hours of operation?

A workweek is not the same thing as your hours of operation. Rather, it defines the 168-hour period (i.e., seven 24-hour days) in which you track your nonexempt […]
October 19, 2016

US Labor Department sues Sentry Equipment Erector’s ESOP fiduciaries for failing to protect plan assets during multi-million dollar purchase of company

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against the fiduciaries of a Virginia-based employee stock ownership plan, alleging the defendants failed to […]
October 27, 2016

US Labor Department issues compliance guidance for employee benefit plans in wake of Hurricane Matthew, related disruptions

WASHINGTON – In light of the devastation following Hurricane Matthew, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employee Benefits Security Phyllis C. Borzi […]
October 27, 2016

US Labor Department resolves lawsuit to restore funds owed to Dell Inc. retirement plan in Monticello, Minnesota

Date of Action: Oct. 25, 2016 Type of Action: Employee Retirement Income Security Act Lawsuit Names of Defendants: Todd Olson, Dell Inc., Dell Inc. Simple IRA […]
November 1, 2016

US Labor Department releases advance copies of 2016 Form 5500 Annual Return/Report

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation today released advance informational copies […]