The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many employees to work remotely, and some may have relocated for a variety of reasons, creating challenges for employers to keep up-to-date records of employee contact information.
An employer could not have been aware that a former employee’s actions were intended to oppose age discrimination against another worker, so the employee’s retaliation claim failed, a California appeals court ruled.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) mandatory requirements have expired, but the distinction between emergency paid sick leave, emergency family and medical leave and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) time off remains significant.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently upheld workers’ right to wear union symbols and discuss union matters in the workplace, with certain exceptions.
Do employers have to pay terminated employees for accrued paid time off? Can HR keep workers from traveling during the coronavirus pandemic? SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, answers HR questions for a weekly series in USA Today.
​During good and bad economic times, workers have sued their employers for undercounting their hours, refusing to pay overtime or otherwise shortchanging their paychecks. Scrutiny for wage theft, as it is known, is more likely with the election of President Joe Biden and a labor-friendly mindset among the Democratic majority in Congress. The pandemic and remote work could boost claims as well.
As HR professionals who work in family-run businesses know, owners and other senior relatives are the final decision-makers on all workplace matters. In some companies, nepotism and favoritism can lead to broken laws and mismanagment. Here are some ways to improve a family-owned business’s HR processes while upholding your responsibilities—without making enemies.
The pandemic-related extensions of certain benefit plan compliance and reporting deadlines are expiring. Given a lack of answers from regulators, plan administrators should decide whether to treat the extensions as ended.
On Feb. 17, President Joe Biden nominated Jennifer Abruzzo to be the next National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) general counsel.
As employers wrestle with whether to give employees incentives to get the COVID-19 vaccines, one thing is sure: many employment attorneys are equally stumped. In fact, the lack of legal guidance about appropriate incentives likely is keeping some employers from moving ahead.