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New Cobra notices available. more
"Paid" Family Care Leave.
Employers should follow potential, and likely changes to FMLA as "paid" time.
Guidance issued to employers, employees and job applicants by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) more
Pay and Worker Classification.
Potential change to FLSA.
An increase to the “salary basis” amount from $455 a week “by a significant amount.” more
Employers with at least 50 but fewer than 100 employees will not be required to comply with the employer shared responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until January 1, 2016 more
Donning and Doffing High Court Ruling - Time spent putting on/taking off clothes NOT compensable time more
DOL revised COBRA notices and posters more
HR Advice. HR Solution.
Governor Wants to Ban Non-Compete Agreements and Enact the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. more
Employers should know the age ranges (14-15) (16-17) and permissible criteria and provisions for hiring such as working hours and other requirements.
Unemployment Insurance Reform and Minimum Wage Reviewed by Legislature more
Disruptive Behavior Outside Workplace - Court Upholds Discharge. (Jan. 27, 2014)
Pina v. The Children's Place, 1st Cir., No. 13-1609 ."Behavior violated company policies requiring employees to treat each other with respect and dignity.
Paid Sick Time Law In Effect more
New version of their Fair Employment Law Notice. more
Independent Contractor Statute/Misclassification Law more