Employers generally cannot change exempt employees’ compensation because of absences from work. However, employers can reduce pay without jeopardizing employees’ exempt status if absences of a full day or more due to: Personal reasons Illness or accidents if employees are covered under sick or disability pay policies Unpaid leave taken pursuant to FMLA act … Continue reading Permitted Salary Reductions to Exempt Employees’ Salaries
An Ohio Woman whose medical record was posted to Facebook, which revealed her name, and a syphilis diagnosis’s, has sued the hospital where she was treated and the worker who accessed her information. The 20-year old Cincinnati woman, filed the lawsuit against the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. According to the lawsuit, the events of … Continue reading Woman Sues After STD Diagnosis Posted on Facebook
The FLSA requires employers to keep records on wages, hours, and other items, as specified in Department of Labor recordkeeping regulations. Most of the information is of the kind generally maintained by employers in ordinary business practice and in compliance with other laws and regulations. What Records Are Required: Every covered employer must keep certain … Continue reading FLSA Recordkeeping Requirements: Are You Compliant?
According to Bloomberg Law Reports published statistics, employment lawsuits have risen over 400% in 20 years. Additionally, according to the report, if an employment lawsuit is filed against the employer in Federal court, statistically there is a 16% chance that the employee will win more than $1 million and an almost 70% chance the employee … Continue reading The Cost Of Employment Lawsuits
The Internal Revenue Service has ruled that employers cannot hand tax-free contributions to their workers and tell them to purchase health insurance, The New York Times reported. Employers who try dumping employees into the healthcare exchanges to avoid having to pay for their coverage are now on notice that the practice is prohibited. Employers who … Continue reading IRS Bars Employers From Giving $ To Workers To Buy Health Insurance On Their Own On the Exchange
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says he will sign legislation to gradually raise the state’s minimum wage to $9.25 per hour by 2018 which will prevent a pending ballot initiative to increase the hourly minimum wage to $10.10. The current hourly minimum wage in Michigan is $7.40. The compromise was struck a day before a committee … Continue reading Governor to Sign $9.25/hour Minimum Wage Hike
A pat on the back, a kiss on the cheek, or a hug may seem harmless, but can easily escalate to sexual harassment. While most workers know the rules about inappropriate or offensive touching in the workplace, many people don’t think twice about other forms of physical contact with co-workers like handshakes or rubbing someone’s … Continue reading Is “Inappropriate Touching” Sexual Harassment?
Los Angeles Clippers’ owner likely to suffer monetary damages for alleged racial statements… Mozilla CEO retired after being under fire for donating money to oppose gay marriage … Paula Dean lost more than $12.5 million for N-word controversy… And on and on… Don’t think that these issues are far removed from your organization. When managers … Continue reading Why Your Managers Need Sensitivity Training NOW!
The Equal Pay Act amended the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The act prohibits paying lower wages to one sex than the other for jobs that are similar in terms of: Skill Effort Responsibility Working Conditions Differentials in compensation are allowed under the following circumstances: Seniority systems Merit systems System based on quantity or quality … Continue reading Equal Pay Act (1963)
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination, has released the charge statistics for FY2013; which show that the EEOC obtained the highest monetary recovery in agency history, $372.1 million, an increase of $6.7 million. The EEOC fiscal year ran from October 1, 2012 through September 30, … Continue reading EEOC Releases Charge Statistics for 2013