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  • Why manual PTO tracking puts you at risk [Video]

    Why manual PTO tracking puts you at risk [Video]

    Many small firms use manual processes for tracking their staffs' paid time off and attendance. They assume that because they have a modestly sized group, it's manageable.
    - 25 May 17, 1:34pm -
  • Keep calm and comply on: Preparing for HR change in the face of uncertainty

    Keep calm and comply on: Preparing for HR change in the face of uncertainty

    With a new administration come uncertainty, questions and concerns. Here's how to navigate those complexities and maintain compliance The rapid shifts unfolding for employers this year are bringing concern, confusion and co…
    - 1 May 17, 9:49am -
  • It's time for HR professionals to stop doing administrative tasks

    It's time for HR professionals to stop doing administrative tasks

    When HR professionals spend most of their days bogged down by tedious, time-consuming and tactical tasks, the organization as a whole suffers It's hard to innovate and improve when you're drowning in dysfunction.  Most emp…
    - 3 Apr 17, 10:06am -
  • Why technology isn't enough for HR departments [Video]

    Why technology isn't enough for HR departments [Video]


    - 31 Mar 17, 4:48pm -
  • 6 Questions to Ask HR Technology Providers

    6 Questions to Ask HR Technology Providers

    The strategic relationship you have with your HR technology provider can be as important as the technology itself.  Are you thinking about investing in a new HR technology? You certainly aren't alone.  More and more, organi…
    - 27 Mar 17, 2:37pm -
  • 3 Ways HR Impacts your Organization's Bottom Line

    3 Ways HR Impacts your Organization's Bottom Line

    HR functions play a pivotal role in the performance and success of an organization. When it comes to meeting your business goals and moving the organization toward its bottom line, it's important to make sure you are optimizin…
    - 20 Mar 17, 10:06am -
  • 5 Ways for Non Profits To Control Employee Benefit Costs

    5 Ways for Non Profits To Control Employee Benefit Costs

    As not-for-profit organizations are increasingly scrutinized for their finances and fundraising efficiency, many seek to control administrative costs. Since employee administration, including benefits, is among the top expenses for organizations,…
    - 13 Mar 17, 3:04am -
  • [VIDEO] The 3 Benefits Employees Want Most in 2017

    [VIDEO] The 3 Benefits Employees Want Most in 2017

    With the recruitment landscape growing increasingly competitive, it's important for employers to offer employees the benefits they want most. Discover the three benefits employees want most. 
    - 11 Mar 17, 2:00pm -
  • Optimizing the onboarding experience

    Optimizing the onboarding experience

    Onboarding is not a one-time process - it needs consistent and continuous improvements. Improve onboarding to increase retention Employers shouldn't just view onboarding as something that happens within the first few weeks of…
    - 6 Mar 17, 8:39am -
  • Creating a more connected, integrated HR environment

    Creating a more connected, integrated HR environment

    The world of human resources is constantly changing and expanding. As it does, it is also growing more complex.   HR professionals have no shortage of concerns to deal with on a daily basis. From payroll to compensation, t…
    - 1 Mar 17, 11:18am -

Compensation Today

  • Introducing the Spring 2013 Software Release

    Introducing the Spring 2013 Software Release

    PayScale’s Spring 2013 software release includes several updates that improve user experience and provide advanced analytics unavailable anywhere else. To follow are the highlights from PayScale’s Spring 2013 release.
    - 25 Mar 13, 7:57pm -
  • CFO Corner: Say on Pay Campaigning and the 97% Rule

    CFO Corner: Say on Pay Campaigning and the 97% Rule

    Say on Pay is a big concern for companies, but mainly because so many have done so little to provide real communication and evidence to support their pay practices. We will continue to see compensation design move to a more performance-based model as…
    - 21 Mar 13, 4:14pm -
  • The DOs and DONT's of Cutting Compensation Costs

    The DOs and DONT's of Cutting Compensation Costs

    If you're experiencing the pressure to cut costs, you're not alone. The recent sequestering on the federal budget is the perfect example of making difficult decisions to make ends meet. When those tough decisions need to be made, chances are, you're…
    - 21 Mar 13, 11:32am -
  • Pricing to the Employee vs. Pricing to the Job

    Pricing to the Employee vs. Pricing to the Job

    For some cases, job pricing to the employee may work and make a certain amount of sense, but I tend to focus first and foremost on pricing to the job. Which way works best? Is it better to take a blended approach?
    - 20 Mar 13, 3:29pm -
  • Michelle Obama Says to Hire a U.S. Veteran

    Michelle Obama Says to Hire a U.S. Veteran

    U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama urged companies to hire more veterans last week. The unemployment rate of those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan is nearly two points higher than the national average, at 9.4 percent. While it’s admirable to hire ve…
    - 18 Mar 13, 10:30am -
  • CFO Corner: Is Your Economic Glass Half-full or Half-empty?

    CFO Corner: Is Your Economic Glass Half-full or Half-empty?

    No one said the road to economic recovery would be easy, but overall we seem to be headed for greener pastures. There are definite signals of economic optimism in businesses even though not all economists are forecasting sunshine and rainbows.
    - 15 Mar 13, 10:30am -
  • 8 New FMLA Changes You Need to Know

    8 New FMLA Changes You Need to Know

    Several new changes to the Family Medical Leave Act went into effect last week on March 8. The most pertinent is the requirement to post the updated FMLA poster, which informs employees of the updated FMLA rules. There are also several forms that hav…
    - 13 Mar 13, 5:10pm -
  • Equity Compensation – Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), Downside Protection with a Couple Downsides

    Equity Compensation – Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), Downside Protection with a Couple Downsides

    In spite of the downsides, RSUs are a great tool. Because they do not require the immediate issuance of stock, companies can avoid creating instant shareholders and paying ongoing dividends. If the individual leaves with unvested units, the company c…
    - 7 Mar 13, 4:18pm -
  • Benefit Considerations for an Aging Workforce

    Benefit Considerations for an Aging Workforce

    Providing retirement options for an aging workforce is beneficial because they typically have a great deal of industry knowledge and are hard workers. When you provide options for your older workers, they are more likely to stay.
    - 6 Mar 13, 4:21pm -
  • Offering Guidance to Federal Contractors, Post Rescission

    Offering Guidance to Federal Contractors, Post Rescission

    The rescission of the “Compensation Standards” and “Voluntary Guidelines” by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) leaves federal contractors with less guidance about how to comply with non-discrimination requirements out…
    - 5 Mar 13, 4:27pm -

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Employment Matters Blog

  • The Bubbler – September 2018

    The Bubbler – September 2018

    Welcome to this month’s edition of the Bubbler! Now that fall is fast approaching we’re refreshing your memory of some key recent developments as we head into the new season: Massachusetts’s new non-compete reform law lays out specific rules an…
    - 12 Sep 18, 12:21pm -
  • Avoiding Unexpected Liability for Former Employees’ Medical Expenses
    Adherence to the COBRA health care continuation rules is not always high on an employer’s list of priorities. Compliance is often “outsourced,” and even when handled “in-house,” it rarely consumes much attention. A recent case, Hager v. DBG…
    - 12 Sep 18, 10:50am -
  • Reminder for NYC Employers: Sexual Harassment Compliance Begins Tomorrow!
    Now that Labor Day is behind us, we are looking ahead to the various compliance deadlines facing New York State and New York City employers this fall. As a reminder, beginning tomorrow, September 6, 2018, all New York City employers are required to …
    - 5 Sep 18, 6:48pm -
  • FLSA Collective Action Provision, Too, Does Not Make Mandatory Bilateral Arbitration Agreements Unenforceable
    In our sister blog, ADR: Advice from the Trenches, Gil Samberg explains the Sixth Circuit’s ruling, applying the Supreme Court’s reasoning in the recent Epic Systems case, that the “collective action” provision of the FLSA does not render a…
    - 30 Aug 18, 2:43pm -
  • New York State Department of Labor Releases Draft Sexual Harassment Prevention Materials
    The New York State Department of Labor (DOL), in consultation with the New York State Division of Human Rights (DHR), has released drafts of its model sexual harassment prevention policy, complaint form, and harassment prevention training program. In…
    - 27 Aug 18, 12:30pm -
  • #MeToo and the Need for an Investigative Process
    The #MeToo movement has galloped through both private industry and the public sector leaving many accused of wrongdoing, but with no clear process to confirm whether the accusations are true. The consequences of this collective rush to judgment by em…
    - 19 Aug 18, 7:07pm -
  • NYC #MeToo Update: Sexual Harassment Poster and Employee Fact Sheet Just Released
    Earlier this year, we wrote about the sweeping legislative changes enacted by New York State and New York City aimed at preventing workplace sexual harassment in the wake of #MeToo. Now, the NYC Commission on Human Rights has released guidance on the…
    - 17 Aug 18, 12:06pm -
  • New Massachusetts Non-Compete Law Goes Into Effect October 1, 2018
    Non-compete reform has come to Massachusetts, with wide-ranging legal and practical implications for any employers with workers in Massachusetts. Employers have just six weeks to consider and adopt a new approach to non-compete agreements for their w…
    - 14 Aug 18, 10:52am -
  • The Bubbler – August 2018

    The Bubbler – August 2018

    We want to dedicate our August Bubbler feature to our readers, who have helped Mintz’s blog achieve such an august reputation. This month’s namesake (Emperor Caesar Augustus) would have been proud to see all of the activity out of the Empire Stat…
    - 8 Aug 18, 10:45am -
  • Massachusetts Non-Compete Legislation Awaiting Governor Baker’s Signature
    Employers in Massachusetts are watching closely as a non-compete bill was recently passed by the Legislature and is now on Governor Baker’s desk. Currently slated to take effect on October 1, 2018, the law will significantly impact the drafting, im…
    - 8 Aug 18, 9:47am -

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    • Overtime, Independent Contractor Status on Regulatory Agenda for Department of Labor
      A couple of weeks ago, the federal Department of Labor announced its regulatory agenda for the immediate future. The DOL does this twice a year, and the announcement indicates what its rulemaking and enforcement priorities will be. The Wage and Hour…
      - 16 Jun 14, 12:55pm -
    • Noncompete Madness

      Noncompete Madness

      Here in California, we don’t have to give much thought to noncompete agreements: contracts by which, typically, an employee agrees not to go work for a competitor or start a competing business for a certain period of time after leaving a job with t…
      - 9 Jun 14, 10:01am -
    • How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?

      How Does COBRA Work With Obamacare?

      Last week, the federal Department of Labor issued proposed regulations dealing with COBRA notices. The regulatory proposal is quite uninteresting: Basically, the administration is removing the model notices from the Code of Federal Regulations and pr…
      - 12 May 14, 11:34am -
    • Where Do Employers Get Sued the Most?

      Where Do Employers Get Sued the Most?

      According to a very interesting article in the Insurance Journal, employers are most likely to be sued by current or former employees in California, Illinois, Alabama, Mississippi, and the District of Columbia. I’m sure no one is surprised by that…
      - 7 May 14, 12:04pm -
    • Is it Retaliation to Cut Employee Hours to Avoid Obamacare Mandate?

      Is it Retaliation to Cut Employee Hours to Avoid Obamacare Mandate?

      After a couple of delays, the employer mandate portion of Obamacare is now scheduled to take effect at the beginning of 2015. At least, a partial mandate is scheduled to start then for some employers. Companies with at least 100 employees will have t…
      - 28 Apr 14, 11:31am -
    • EEOC Issues Q&A on Religious Accommodation
      The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued the latest in its question-and-answer series, Religious Garb and Grooming Requirements in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities. I am a big fan of the EEOC’s Q&As on various di…
      - 7 Apr 14, 12:20pm -
    • Supreme Court: Severance Pay is Subject to FICA Tax

      Supreme Court: Severance Pay is Subject to FICA Tax

      Last week, the Supreme Court decided a case about how severance pay must be treated for tax purposes. The employer in the case (United States v. Quality Stores) had declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The employer provided severance pay in two programs:…
      - 1 Apr 14, 11:35am -
    • Overtime Changes? Not So Fast

      Overtime Changes? Not So Fast

      A couple of weeks ago, news outlets across the country were sounding the alarm — or singing Hail to the Chief — over what many of them referred to as an “order” or a “new rule” from President Obama about overtime. What actually happened i…
      - 26 Mar 14, 11:35am -
    • Fired for Jury Duty

      Fired for Jury Duty

      One New York employer thought it had a bright idea: Lay off an employee who is called to serve on a jury, allow her to collect unemployment, then decide, once the trial is over, whether to offer her job back. That’s how the New York Times described…
      - 11 Mar 14, 2:58pm -
    • Another Delay for the Employer Mandate

      Another Delay for the Employer Mandate

      Another day, another delay in implementing the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). Originally, the employer mandate — the part of the law requiring employers with at least 50 employees to provide affordable coverage to their full-time em…
      - 14 Feb 14, 11:52am -

    SmartHR

    • newReopening at All Costs?

      Reopening at All Costs?

      Financial pressure is mounting for organizations to open back up, expand service, and bring their employees back to the workplace. But how do employers feel about reopening before the pandemic is under control? What steps are they taking to ensure th…
      - 6 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 5:00am -
    • newHow to Successfully Reintroduce Employees to the Workplace Following the Pandemic

      How to Successfully Reintroduce Employees to the Workplace Following the Pandemic

      Given the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, Human Resources professionals and recruiters may be left wondering how to reintroduce employees to the workplace once the dust has settled. This can seem like a challenging endeavor, given the upheaval…
      - 6 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 5:00am -
    • newEEOC: You Can’t Require Employees to Undergo Antibody Testing

      EEOC: You Can’t Require Employees to Undergo Antibody Testing

      Earlier in June, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new guidance concerning the use of COVID-19 antibody testing. Relying on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) interim guidelines, the EEOC affirmatively st…
      - 6 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 5:00am -
    • newEmployer Branding Strategies for the COVID Era

      Employer Branding Strategies for the COVID Era

      The employer brand is an essential component of your recruiting and talent acquisition process. A company’s brand helps define the type of culture that’s in place and showcases what it’s like to work there. A strong brand is vital for attractin…
      - 6 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 5:00am -
    • newA New Way to Think About Procrastination

      A New Way to Think About Procrastination

      Procrastination: We’ve all been guilty of it—some of us certainly more than others. Whether we blame it on competing priorities, the complexity of the task, or simply the aversion to the work itself, we’ve all put off getting started on or comp…
      - 6 hours ago, 2 Jul 20, 4:59am -
    • Understanding the Unemployed: COVID-19’s Impact on the Workforce

      Understanding the Unemployed: COVID-19’s Impact on the Workforce

      By now, your company or organization is making efforts to bring workers back on the job as states and cities lift stay-at-home orders and start phasing in the “relaunch” of the American economy. Many experts have said that workers are fearful of…
      - 1 day ago, 1 Jul 20, 5:00am -
    • Have You Asked Your Employees to Do More with Less?

      Have You Asked Your Employees to Do More with Less?

      If you have asked your employee to do more with less, you are not alone. As organizations laid off and furloughed workers, they also struggled to keep revenue streams open. That meant doing as much work as possible with as few resources as possible.…
      - 1 day ago, 1 Jul 20, 5:00am -
    • Taking a Leap into Data Literacy

      Taking a Leap into Data Literacy

      In a world that is increasingly powered by data, the ability to access, interpret, and glean insights from those data is critical. Unfortunately, that ability is scarce among workers around the world, and the data gap is widening, according to resear…
      - 1 day ago, 1 Jul 20, 5:00am -
    • Leadership: The Importance of Transparency in the Workplace

      Leadership: The Importance of Transparency in the Workplace

      In any organization, there is information that should not or cannot be shared liberally. It could be information about private personnel matters, sensitive financial data, or trade secret information, for example. In other instances, there might be i…
      - 1 day ago, 1 Jul 20, 5:00am -
    • Guidance for Employers Responding to Racial Unrest

      Guidance for Employers Responding to Racial Unrest

      The global response to George Floyd’s tragic and shocking death and other recent acts of injustice (including those involving Ahmaud Arbery, Christian Cooper, Breonna Taylor, and Nina Pop, among others) and the ensuing protests and riots amid the C…
      - 1 day ago, 1 Jul 20, 5:00am -

    Workplace Prof Blog

    • newZelinsky on Narrowing ERISA Premption
      Edward Zelinsky (Cardozo) has posted on SSRN CalSavers and ERISA Redux: The District Court’s Second Opinion in Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association v. The California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program, New York University Review of Employee Be…
      - 20 hours ago, 1 Jul 20, 3:16pm -
    • Duff on Non-Union Strikes and Protecting Workers in a Pandemic
      A twofer from Michael Duff (Wyoming). He's got two papers published on SSRN, both particularly relevant in the current pandemic economy. One is New Labor Viscerality? Work Stoppages in the 'New Work,' Non-Union Economy, which is forthcoming in the St…
      - 3 days ago, 29 Jun 20, 11:27am -
    • Employer Access to Salary History Helps Explain Gender & Racial Wage Gaps
      James E. Bessen, Chen Meng, & Erich Denk, all of the Boston U. Technology & Policy Research Initiative, have just posted on SSRN their important empirical article Perpetuating Inequality: What Salary History Bans Reveal About Wages. Here's the abstra…
      - 8 days ago, 24 Jun 20, 3:37pm -
    • COSELL Goes Online
      Ariana Levinson (Louisville) writes to tell us: Please register for the 15th Annual Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law (COSELL). The University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law will host the conference Thursday- Saturday, Octob…
      - 10 days ago, 22 Jun 20, 10:08am -
    • Royals Take Advantage of Market Inefficiency: Not Treatring Low-Paid Workers Like Garbage
      Major League Baseball implemented a temporary rule limiting signing bonuses for new players as a cost-saving measure when teams are bringing in no revenue. One result: teams with a history of treating their workers well are attracting talent they oth…
      - 10 days ago, 22 Jun 20, 9:47am -
    • Senn Proposes Good Faith Defense to Disparate Impact
      Craig Senn (Loyola Los Angeles) has just posted on SSRN his article Accommodating Good-Faith Employers in Title VII Disparate Impact Cases (94 Tulane L. Rev. forthcoming fall 2020). Here's the abstract: This article argues that good-faith employers w…
      - 13 days ago, 19 Jun 20, 10:42am -
    • Bostock and Causation
      In Bostock and its companion cases, the Supreme Court held that Title VII prohibits discrimination because of gender identity and sexual orientation. The case is worth reading for a number of reasons, but there is a surprising reason to read...
      - 16 days ago, 16 Jun 20, 3:20pm -
    • Bostock Pile-On
      I can't resist posting separately to note that I called the outcome, the 6-3 vote (though I predicted Kavanaugh and Roberts would swing), and the majority's reliance on Oncale in this May 2019 Workplace Prof Blog post. rb
      - 17 days ago, 15 Jun 20, 10:49am -
    • Bostock!
      We'll no doubt have more of analysis soon, but given the delays in uploading the Court's decision in Bostock (thanks to widespread interest and a bunch of uncompressed images in the opinion), I thought it would be helpful to post...
      - 17 days ago, 15 Jun 20, 10:34am -
    • The Current Status of [Online?] Labor Arbitration
      Amy Schmitz (Missouri) asked me to write a blog post for Arbitrate.com on the current status of labor arbitration, so I thought I'd cross-post it here: In March 2020, many states imposed stay-at-home orders because of the covid-19 pandemic. Most...
      - 20 days ago, 12 Jun 20, 2:22pm -

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