Nelson HR Report – August 2018 – HR HOT Topics!

Stay up-to date! Please click on Video link above, under Resources, to review the monthly Nelson HR Report video for August 2018.  Plenty of HR Hot Topics are discussed by Vanessa G. Nelson, President of Expert Human Resources.

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25 Great Ways to Reward Employees While on a Tight Budget

Employees love to be appreciated for the work they do; they want to feel that they are important and that the company cares about their work. Organizations who adequately reward and recognize employees typically operate up to 30% better than those who don’t recognize/reward. There are multiple benefits to rewarding and recognizing employees, which include: … Continue reading 25 Great Ways to Reward Employees While on a Tight Budget

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Supreme Court Rules Employers Can Ban Class Action Lawsuits in Arbitration

The Supreme Court ruled that businesses can ban class action lawsuits in litigation, blocking potential class-action lawsuits. The case challenged provisions in employee contracts called arbitration agreements in which employees agree that if there is a dispute between them and an employer they will resolve it without filing a lawsuit. The court voted 5-4 that … Continue reading Supreme Court Rules Employers Can Ban Class Action Lawsuits in Arbitration

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NLRB: Workplace Policies New Test

NLRB Adopts New Test for Workplace Policies Employers Can Require ‘Basic Standards of Civility’ In a recent case, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) established a new standard for judging whether workplace rules, policies, and employee handbook provisions unlawfully interfere with rights protected by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Under the prior standard, workplace … Continue reading NLRB: Workplace Policies New Test

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Got Interns? Beware, DOL Adopts New Test

Test Relevant to Minimum Wage & Overtime Pay Requirements The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has adopted the “primary beneficiary” test for determining whether interns of for-profit employers count as employees under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), according to an agency statement. The statement noted that four federal appellate courts have adopted the … Continue reading Got Interns? Beware, DOL Adopts New Test

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Alert! DOL Increases Penalty Rates for Labor Law Violations for 2018

Increases Apply to Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed After January 2, 2018 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published a final rule adjusting . forinflation the civil monetary penalties assessed for violations of a number of federal labor laws. The rule increases penalties for employers that do not comply with certain requirements under the federal … Continue reading Alert! DOL Increases Penalty Rates for Labor Law Violations for 2018

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