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    HRPeople's All-in-One Employment Law Guide

    HRPeople's All-in-One Employment Law Guide
    Every HR person, whether in a generalist or specialist role, needs to be familiar with employment law mandates at the federal and state level. Recognizing that this is no easy feat, HRPeople has developed an All-in-One Employment Law Guide, with everything you need to get proficient and stay compliant. Do you know all the laws that regulate employment? Check out HRPeople's ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +25
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    What is HR's Role in Employee Termination?

    What is HR's Role in Employee Termination?
    When it comes to terminating employees, HR can help shape the process, guide the conversation and minimize potential damage to both company and employee. But it can't assume the responsibility nor make the task pleasant for anyone involved. Still, "HR should always be a significant part of any termination in any company," says Amy Schrameck, regional director of human resources for ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Part II: Hiring and Orienting a New Employee

    Part II: Hiring and Orienting a New Employee
    Be Aware of Employment Laws! The interview process and application forms, in today's arena, are land mines waiting to be stepped on! There are more employment laws today than ever before and questions you used to be able to ask are now grounds for discrimination lawsuits. If you aren't familiar with these laws, you must become so, and the sooner the ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Employee Termination Checklist

    Employee Termination Checklist Know precisely why the employee is being dismissed; the grounds should be based, obviously, upon nondiscriminatory reasons. Once the decision is made, set a private appointment in your office to ensure control and privacy. Under no circumstances should the dismissal be done on the telephone or in a social setting. There is never a “good” time to dismiss, ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Americans with Disability Act (ADA)

    Synposis: The ADA discrimination against "qualified individuals with disabilities." This includes applicants for employment and employees. An individual is considered to have a "disability" if s/he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment. Persons discriminated against because they ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +6
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    California Employment Laws

    Overview Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly $8.00 8 Over 12 (double time) 40 7th day: First 8 hours (time and half) Over 8 hours (double time) More Info: Overtime is due after 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week unless an alternative workweek of no more than 4 days of 10 hours ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Are Your Email and Voicemail Policies a Liability?

    Are Your Email and Voicemail Policies a Liability?
    In attempting to strike a balance between employee privacy concerns and the legitimate business needs of employers, the scope of the employer's potential liability with respect to its electronic mail (e-mail) and voice mail systems must be considered. Such issues include: 1. E-mail is subject to discovery in a lawsuit. Like other employer records subject to subpoena, e-mail is discoverable. This ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Employment Applications Are For Everyone

    Employment Applications Are For Everyone
    A few weeks ago I wrote a post about anti-harassment training and mentioned the time that I read about one of my employees in the newspaper — specifically their alleged inappropriate conduct. There's another piece of that story I wanted to share with you because I learned a very valuable lesson with the situation. Everyone needs to complete an employment application. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliated Act (COBRA)

    Synopsis: Congress passed the landmark Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) health benefit provisions in 1986. The law amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Internal Revenue Code and the Public Health Service Act to provide continuation of group health coverage that otherwise might be terminated. COBRA provides certain former employees, retirees, spouses, former spouses, and dependent children the right ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws

    The Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination are: a. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; b. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), which protects men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment from sex-based wage discrimination; c. The Age ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Virginia Employment Laws

    Overview Applies to: Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Future Effective Date Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly (Applicable to employers of 4 or more employees) $5.85 $6.55 $7.25   07/24/2008 07/24/2009 (Same as Federal) (Same as Federal) More Info: The Virginia state minimum wage law does not contain current dollar minimums. Instead the state adopts the Federal minimum wage rate ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Employment Law and Leaders

    Employment Law and Leaders
    Employment law is my forte. On some days, there's nothing better than reading a recent ruling, grabbing the salient points and being that much more equipped to advise and guide. Employment law is an area that employee relations HR pros need to pay attention to on a regular basis because it is under constant refinement.I am attending the21010 Upper Midwest Employment ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Deal With Pregnancy, Legally - FAQs

    How to Deal With Pregnancy, Legally - FAQs
    • Provide Another Job • Can She Work? • Length of Leave • Stay off Until Delivery? • Keep Job Open? • Status During Leave • Fringe Benefits • Hiring • Only Marrieds Protected? • All Female Workforce • Income Maintenance • Long-Term Disability • Fringe Benefits • Vacation Provide Another Job Q. If, for pregnancy-related reasons, an employee is ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Under What Conditions Should You Test For Drugs?

    Under What Conditions Should You Test For Drugs?
    This article is the last in a short series of articles we have written on drug testing in the workplace. If you have not had the opportunity to read the previous articles, here are the titles and links. The Six Key Elements Of A Drug Abuse Prevention Program Drug Testing In The Workplace...Six Reasons Why Companies Do It. Drug Testing In ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    FAQs

    FAQs
    • Frequently Asked Questions: Employment Labor Law • Disability-Related Questions You Can and Cannot Ask • Frequently Asked Questions Relating to Pregnant Employee Insurance Rights • Frequently Asked Questions About Immigration Law • Frequently Asked Questions About Health Insurance Portability Law • How To Avoid Whistleblower Retaliation Claims - Part 1 • How To Avoid Whistleblower Retaliation Claims - Part ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    6 Illegal Interview Questions You Shouldn't Ask

    6 Illegal Interview Questions You Shouldn't Ask
    Need a refresher on which questions you can and can't ask when conducting a job interview? There's no shame in reusing the old standbys, such as "Where do you see yourself in five years?" and "What's your greatest weakness?" And the more colorful questions, such as "What animal best describes you?" and "If you were stranded on a desert island, what ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Frequently Asked Questions About Child Support

    Frequently Asked Questions About Child Support
    Q. How will an employer be informed to start withholding child support from an employee’s wages? A. An employer will receive a notice from the State Child Support Enforcement (CSE) withholding agency that tells when to begin, how much to deduct, and where to send the money. Q. Will an employer have to tell the employee? A. The employee will already ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Frequently Asked Questions: Employment Labor Law

    • General Labor Laws • Hiring • Firing • Overtime Pay • Sexual Harassment • Workers' Compensation General Labor Law Q. What is Labor Law? A. Employment Law or Labor Law concerns the legal relationship between employers and employees. Statutes regarding labor law are found at all levels of government, from federal to state, to city and county. Labor law ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Employer Rules for Hiring Non-US Workers

    Employer Rules for Hiring Non-US Workers
    The immigration debate isn't just about undocumented workers, employers are key players too. No matter which side of the debate you favor or what role you play in the hiring process, job seekers of all kinds should understand the rules that employers must follow when hiring both citizens and noncitizens. The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1996 says employers ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Indiana Employment Laws

    Overview Applies to: Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Future Effective Date Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly (Applicable to employers of 2 or more employees) $5.85 $6.55 $7.25   07/24/2008 07/24/2009 (Same as Federal) 40 More Info: The State law excludes from coverage any employment that is subject to the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. External Links Indiana Department of ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +1

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?