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December 22, 2020

HR: A Year in Review

Late in the day on March 11, two events heralded a seismic shift in the nation’s response to COVID-19: the NBA suspended its season after a […]
December 17, 2020

What is the minimum amount of time that a salaried exempt employee must work to be paid for the entire day?

Question What is the minimum amount of time that a salaried exempt employee must work to be paid for the entire day? Answer If an exempt […]
December 15, 2020

Compliance Requirements for a Remote Workforce

According to Gallup, the number of days employees are working remotely has doubled during the pandemic. Some companies are even considering making a remote work arrangement permanent. […]
December 9, 2020

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, should we cancel our annual holiday party?

Question Given the COVID-19 pandemic, should we cancel our annual holiday party? Answer We would certainly recommend not having an in-person event this year, which could […]
December 8, 2020

Four Steps to Take When an Employee Is Diagnosed with COVID-19

As COVID-19 infection rates continue to climb, it’s imperative that organizations respond quickly when an employee is diagnosed. Here are the steps employers should take: Notify […]
December 3, 2020

Can a non-exempt employee manage another non-exempt employee?

Question Can a non-exempt employee manage another non-exempt employee? Answer Yes, it is completely fine for non-exempt employees to manage other non-exempt employees. In fact, employers […]
December 1, 2020

An employee says he cannot shave his beard for religious reasons. What is the best way to handle this?

Question Our appearance policy has not been well-enforced in the past but requires all employees to be clean-shaven. One of our employees says he cannot shave […]
November 19, 2020

Can we require that employees give notice before quitting?

Question Can we require that employees give notice before quitting? Answer Requiring departing employees to give notice could jeopardize their at-will status (if applicable). To avoid […]
November 17, 2020

How to Support a Grieving Employee

Everyone experiences grief at some point in their life, and yet for being such a common experience, it’s also one that few of us are fully […]
November 12, 2020

Why Termination Always Comes with Risk

Question I’ve heard it said that termination always comes with risk. What does that mean? Answer It means there’s always a risk that a terminated employee […]
November 10, 2020

How to Improve Your Job Postings

By Marisa Stoll, SPHR A job posting is often the first impression a prospective job applicant has with your organization. It’s important for that impression to […]
November 5, 2020

Dependent Care Spending Accounts

Autumn has arrived. It’s the time of year when working parents have questions about Dependent Care Spending Accounts (DCSAs). How do they manage their 2020 account […]
October 10, 2017

New Jersey Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 Minimum Wage Increase The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDLWD) has announced that the state’s minimum wage will increase from […]
October 10, 2017

Montana Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 Minimum Wage Increase The Montana Department of Labor and Industry has announced that the state’s minimum wage will increase from $8.15 to $8.30 […]
October 10, 2017

Minnesota Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 Minimum Wage Increase The Minnesota Department of Labor has announced that the state’s minimum wage rates will be adjusted for inflation on January […]
October 10, 2017

Illinois Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 Illinois Employee Misclassification Referral System Act and Online Reporting On September 22, 2017, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation (S.B. 1978) enacting the […]