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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USCIS Issues Form I-9 Scam Alert

Employers Are Not Required to Submit I-9s to USCIS The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued an alert warning of scam emails that appear to come from USCIS and ask employers for Form I-9 information. The alert advises that employers are not required to submit Forms I-9 to USCIS. According to the alert, … Continue reading USCIS Issues Form I-9 Scam Alert

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10 Ways to Spot Potentially Violent Employees in the Workplace

A few years ago, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a married couple, shot and killed 14 people and injured 21 others at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California. The two targeted a San Bernardino County Department of Public Health training event and holiday party with about 80 employees in attendance at the rented … Continue reading 10 Ways to Spot Potentially Violent Employees in the Workplace

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New OSHA Rule Requirement – Electronic Record-keeping

The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that (among other things) requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data. Final Rule The new rule, generally effective January 1, 2017, requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data to OSHA that they are already required to … Continue reading New OSHA Rule Requirement – Electronic Record-keeping

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10 Steps to Prepare for New Overtime Rule

The U.S. Labor Department last year proposed a rule to increase the standard salary level for executive, administrative and professional exemptions and the minimum total annual compensation level for the “highly compensated employee” exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act. What changes are likely? The Department proposes to update the regulations governing which executive, administrative, … Continue reading 10 Steps to Prepare for New Overtime Rule

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DOL Issues Final ‘Fiduciary’ Definition and Rules

On Wednesday, April 6, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a final rule expanding the number of persons that are subject to fiduciary standards when they provide retirement investment advice, including exemptions that would allow advisers to continue to receive payments that could create conflicts of interest if certain conditions are met. Background Federal … Continue reading DOL Issues Final ‘Fiduciary’ Definition and Rules

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New Michigan Law – Employers May Deduct from Wages Without Consent if Paid Employee’s Debt

Law Effective September 30, 2015 Under a new law effective September 30, 2015, if an employer pays any amount of an employee’s debt under a default judgment (entered under the Revised Judicature Act, §§ 9–10), the employer may deduct that amount from the employee’s regularly scheduled wage payment without the written consent of the employee … Continue reading New Michigan Law – Employers May Deduct from Wages Without Consent if Paid Employee’s Debt

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