Compliance for HR, Hiring Strategy, HR Management

Department of Labor pulls independent contractor rule

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has withdrawn the previous administration’s rule that allowed businesses to more easily classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees.  “The department believes that the rule is inconsistent with the [Fair Labor Standards Act’s] FLSA’s text and purpose and would have a confusing and disruptive effect on workers and …

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Compliance for HR

BE PROACTIVE TO FACE 2021’S NEW CHALLENGES

2020 was the year that HR was required to react to the unexpected, but it’s now time to plan for the known challenges in the coming year.  2021 is the year that HR will be on the front lines dealing with employment law related compliance, including enforcing COVID-19 safety rules, crafting policies that support working …

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Compliance for HR

If ICE Pays a Visit: Planning for I-9 Audits

Last month, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) targeted over 3,000 businesses for I-9 audits, with 5,000 more businesses likely to get audited. ICE sent out hundreds of Notices of Inspection (NOI) to employers as a “silent raid.” In the wake of the current political climate, we stand beside you to ensure no errors are made …

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