April is that transitional month when you both can’t believe how fast Q1 flew by, yet don’t understand how it’s been the longest winter in history. Thankfully, the second quarter of the year includes the start of summer and conference season. Situated after the ups and downs of tax season and before the craze of open enrollment, it’s tempting to relax a bit during Q2. However, there are some key dates to keep in mind before the busy season picks back up.
Q3 may seem so far in the future — but time flies, and you'll be surprised when you wake up and all of a sudden it's July. Don't let all the important Q3 dates sneak up on you. Start preparing today with all the important dates you need to know.
In Q3, departments across your company will be working hard to put the pieces in place to reach their end of year goals. In HR, Q3 is the perfect time to focus on employee engagement and your own career development before facing down the year end/year start tasks that come in Q4.
Managing a workforce that spreads across various states is not an easy task. With federal and state laws changing left and right, it’s becoming even more challenging for multi-state employers to stay compliant. In particular, paid leave policies have evolved drastically over the years, and various states have adopted their own regulations.
Here are 3 employee leave policies that states have adopted that could be affecting your ability to stay compliant in 2020:
Last week, President Trump passed an act that will transform Americans’ ability to save for retirement. Passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in July and then by the Senate this December, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act is designed to help small businesses offer retirement plans.
You didn’t get into HR to stress about compliance. With several current and pending anti-harassment mandates occurring at the federal and state levels, the fight to stay compliant is more challenging now than ever before. To help you stay up to date with these changing regulations, ThinkHR’s employee attorney and compliance expert, Jill Albrecht Weimer, hosted Compliance Alert: New and Pending Anti-Harassment Laws. Here are 3 takeaways from this critical webinar that will help you prepare for compliance changes in 2020:
Are you worried about compliance? You’re not alone! Compliance keeps most HR professionals up at night. In fact, studies show most people professionals list it as one of their top concerns. That probably comes as no surprise as non-compliance can lead to costly fines and penalties for your company. Still, staying on top of existing, pending, and new federal, state, and local regulations, payroll compliance, and employer requirements is easier said than done.
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Studies show that one of the top challenges that HR professionals face is how to keep their organization in compliance. Working to keep up with the constantly changing federal and state employment laws is particularly difficult for midsize businesses. In fact, some organizations simply can’t keep up and choose to ignore employment laws—but this approach can lead to a variety of risks including audits and expensive lawsuits that will siphon dollars, time and resources away from other business objectives.
As states move to legalize medical and recreational marijuana use, employers around the country are left scratching their heads trying to determine the workplace impact. With a new law, Nevada lawmakers have given them a bit more clarity.
Parades are known for a lot of things, not to mention confetti, marching bands, and floats. But employment law?
At a recent celebration honoring the U.S. women’s national team, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a new state law banning salary history questions during the interview process. The law comes bundled with other changes, including an expansion of the state’s existing equal pay rules.
Americans are getting older. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) estimates that 10,000 U.S. residents turn 65 each day—the majority of whom will need some form of long-term care in their lifetimes.