Andy Przystanski

Andy Przystanski

Andy Przystanski is Content Marketing Manager at Namely, the all-in-one HR, payroll, and benefits platform built for today's employees. Connect with Andy and the Namely team on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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Our Favorite Moments From HR Redefined 2019

That’s a wrap! Earlier this week, over 500 HR professionals painted the town blue for Namely’s third annual conference, HR Redefined. The two day event featured 18 content-rich sessions and panels, over 30 speakers, and even a client boot camp for Namely "power users."

Whether you missed the conference or simply want to relive it, we’ve included some of our favorite moments from HR Redefined 2019 below. For even more coverage, subscribe to the Namely Blog, as we’ll be recapping some of the event’s most inspiring sessions in the weeks to come.

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New Deadline Set for EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting

What a long, strange trip it’s been. After years of back and forth, an Obama-era regulation once thought canceled is back in effect.

Earlier this week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a brief statement on its website stating that employers would be required to report employee pay data by September 30. That data represents a new, second part of a longstanding compliance obligation, the EEO-1 report.

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DOL Rules That ‘Gig’ Workers Are Not Employees

The “gig” is up—according to the Department of Labor (DOL), anyway. An opinion letter recently published by the agency rules that gig-economy workers are independent contractors, not regular employees.

That distinction matters, as contractors aren’t subject to the same federal protections as employees, including minimum wage rules and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which dictates overtime eligibility. It also means employers don't have to provide them with health insurance, as otherwise required by the Affordable Care Act.

The letter's publication is largely seen as a win for businesses reliant on contingent workers, including popular services like Uber and TaskRabbit. On average, contractors are 30 percent less expensive than traditional employees, not including potential wage and hour litigation. 

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When Is Firing an At-Will Employee Illegal?

Goodbyes are always hard, especially when they’re immediately followed by a wrongful termination lawsuit. But what actually constitutes an illegal firing?
 

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Meet HR Redefined Speaker Mai Ton

We’re excited to host an all-star lineup of motivational speakers, thought leaders, and industry experts at HR Redefined 2019. With the conference just a few short weeks away, we wanted to highlight some of the talented speakers you’ll soon see on the HRR stage.

We sat down with Mai Ton, VP of humans at White Ops, to learn more about her background and session, How to Build an HR Metrics Dashboard. At the session, Mai will share how you can build and iterate on your first-ever HR metrics dashboard. She’ll touch on what to measure, how to measure it, and perhaps most importantly, how to share it with the rest of company leadership.

Here’s how Mai got her start in HR—and her recommendation on what to do if you're visiting New York City for the conference. 

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The 5 Best HR TED Talks

Face it, we all love a good TED Talk. While they’ve become somewhat of a cliche in the professional world, akin to motivational quotes from Richard Branson or Wolf of Wall Street memes, they continue to fascinate viewers (this author included).
 

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Meet HR Redefined Speaker Kellie Wagner

We’re excited to host an all-star lineup of motivational speakers, thought leaders, and industry experts at HR Redefined 2019. With the conference just a few short weeks away, we wanted to highlight some of the talented speakers you’ll soon see on the HRR stage.

We sat down with Kellie Wagner, founder and CEO of Collective — A DEI Lab, to learn more about her background and session, Why Celebrating Team Diversity Should Be an Everyday Event. At the session, Kellie will share some of the most impactful ways companies can go beyond one-off events and instead weave inclusion into their overall employee experience,

Here’s how Kellie got her start in the industry—and her recommendation on where to grab a bite to eat when visiting New York. 

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Meet HR Redefined Speaker Andrew Greenfield

We’re excited to host an all-star lineup of motivational speakers, thought leaders, and industry experts at HR Redefined 2019. With the conference just a few short weeks away, we wanted to highlight some of the talented speakers you’ll soon see on the HRR stage.

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DOL's New Overtime Rules Leaked

Unlike your HR team, the nation’s capital isn’t known for keeping secrets—but according to a recent report, the latest “leak” in Washington might pique their interest.

Since 2016, HR and payroll professionals alike have braced themselves for significant changes to the rules governing overtime pay. After years of political and courtroom intrigue, the Department of Labor (DOL) is reportedly ready to make its long-awaited move.

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3 Workplace Insights From Shawn Achor

Namely is thrilled to announce that New York Times bestselling author Shawn Achor will be HR Redefined 2019’s keynote speaker! Achor is one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success, and has taken that expertise to Fortune 100 companies and events around the world. You can learn more about him here.

We pored through Achor’s catalog of best-sellers to share some of his most compelling HR insights. Click here to learn more about HR Redefined and our other speakers.

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