Back to School: Employment Law Blog Carnival


Are we, as human resources practitioners, up to speed with employment law? Are our employment laws still working and still relevant as the workplace and workforce demographics change? When’s the last time you reviewed your state’s employment law?

Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show


Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show. New Economic Research Backs Overwhelming Public Support for Minimum Wage Increases to Help Rebuild Economy. An increase in the minimum wage could help bolster the sluggish economic recovery, according to two new, groundbreaking studies. Raising the minimum wage can help our economy recover while helping the millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet in low-wage jobs. Be our Friend.

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Ep 85 – What Employers Need to Know About the FLSA Changes


Employers must begin following the new changes starting on December 1, 2016. Episode 85: What Employers Need to Know About the FLSA Changes with Casey Sipe ( @CLSEMPLOYERLAW ). Employment lawyer, Casey Sipe breaks down some of the changes happening with the FLSA update and helps us understand their impact, including: Minimum salary requirements changing to $47,476 annually for a full time worker. Which is the most cost effective option?

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EEOC is reconsidering their policy regarding Criminal Background.


Removing Arbitrary Bars to Hiring People with Arrest and Conviction Records Improves Job Availability, Lowers Crime and Social Costs, Experts Tell EEOC. WASHINGTON -- Employers often refuse to hire people with arrest and conviction records even years after they have completed their sentences, leading to recidivism and higher social services costs, experts told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) at a meeting today at agency headquarters. .

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How Will Donald Trump Change US Immigration Policy?


While no concrete policies have been set, yet, his campaign record on immigration should give employers pause for concern. While many congressional Republicans might support Trump’s policies, would they support the cost? immigration laws.

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Paid vs. Unpaid Internships: Why Top Companies are Happy to Pay


That being said, the reasons to pay interns far outweigh the rationale for not paying interns, and the savviest employers we speak to, large and small are getting ahead of the competition by growing their teams through paid internship programs. Internships: To Pay or Not to Pay.

When To Hire An Attorney


The question everyone hates to ask: when should you hire an employment law attorney? The best, and most cost-effective solution, is to prevent problems. The problems crop up when you enforce a policy, and updates to the law have rendered the policy unlawful.

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Protect Yourself: Laws Every Employee Should Know

Career Alley

Employment is generally a necessary part of life. Some of us enjoy our jobs and like our employers, some of us really do not care for our jobs or our employers, and some of us fall somewhere in between depending on the day. Whether you like your job or not, there are several employment laws you should be aware of in order to protect yourself. Paycheck Laws. There are several laws surrounding how and when your employer pays you for your work and time.

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Should the Unemployed also be Unemployable?


So how do employers balance this out? It’s important to note long gaps in employment, but to really look closely at skill, ability and motivational fit to the target job as the best predictors of future job performance. Health, retirement, and paid leave benefits made up more than three-fifths of private industry employer-provided benefit costs in June 2012. Although employers in most states are not required to offer these benefits, they often make some form of.

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The Bill O’Reilly Debacle – Its Most Important Negotiating Lesson for Employees

Sklover Working Wisdom

How about Employment Litigation? Lawyers, Judges, Law Professors and Other Legal Professionals Will Likely Scoff. No, I don’t suggest overt threats of extortion, but instead careful use of creative steps that keep employers’ various interests in mind. As context, it is my firm view, as an employee advocate for almost thirty-five years, that the employer-employee relation is now more insecure, precarious, distrusting, and at times contentious, than ever before.

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5 Tips for Handling Internships in Career Exploration & Career.

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Justice Department Sues Nation's Largest Mortgage Insurance.


Most mortgage lenders require applicants seeking to borrow more than 80 percent of their home’s value to obtain mortgage insurance, meaning MGIC’s denials to women on maternity leave could cost those women the opportunity to obtain a home loan. “No Our nation’s fair housing laws prohibit this kind of discrimination, and the Justice Department is committed to aggressive enforcement of those laws.”. “It Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend.

Illegal Discrimination in Tech? Hardly

Evil HR Lady

A few months ago I found a peer reviewed journal article showing that Male to Female transsexuals found their wages declined while Female to Male transexuals had an increase. EHRL et al - First off, good luck maintaining a livable wage with a family while having one breadwinner.

coworkers rely on my work to fund our barbecues, annoyed by salary negotiations, and more

Ask A Manager

He said that the money from the scrapped batteries would go towards the cost of the barbecue. My manager wanted to base my wages on what I’d earned previously and he dug his heels in. No “is it legal” questions here — my legal team says it’s pretty much not (we’re not in the US and employment law is much stronger here) but we’ve got to go through the sloooooow court processes to dispute it. It’s five answers to five questions.