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NLRB’s Reassessment of Work Rules Employer Obligations under the FMLA

Legal Updates & Reminders… June 25: NC Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill expanding opportunities for employment of individuals with criminal records (no more than 3 Class H or I felonies and any misdemeanors), by shielding employers from negligent hiring claims if they relied on the ‘certificate of relief’ given to these individuals by the …

HR Newsletter June 2018

Legal Updates and Reminders: May 17, 2018: The South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act was signed into law. This law amends the SC Human Affairs Law, and requires SC employers with 15 or more employees to make facilities readily accessible for and provide reasonable accommodations to employees with “medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related …

Is HR in Love with the Status Quo?

By Jack W. Bruce, SPHR, SHRM-SCP As a credentialed HR professional, I take note of any sweeping statement attempting to put us in pigeonholes — particularly if they lump us together with some unfavorable trait. At a recent gathering, I heard the speaker confidently refer to HR as the “Business Preventive Group.” What this speaker …

human resources news may 2018

Legal and Regulatory Updates: EEO-1 Filing: Initially postponed from September 2017 until March 31, 2018, the filing deadline has now been extended to June 1, 2018 for employers required to file one. Fully-Staffed NLRB (finally): On April 11, the U.S. Senate confirmed Republican John Ring as a member of the NLRB, and he was quickly …

Human Resources Newsletter

Legal/Regulatory Updates and Reminders: Occupational Employment Statistics Report in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor— if your company is located in NC or SC and you receive this request for information, you best complete it. Providing this information is voluntary under federal law, but mandatory under state law in those two states. However, you …

Affirmative Action Program (AAP): The On-Site Review

Last month, I outlined the 3-stage process (desk audit, on-site review, and off-site analysis) the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) goes through to perform a review of your AAP. I included the itemized list of documents you are required to send them, so that they can perform their desk audit. This month, I …

Affirmative Action Program Audit

Last month I mentioned the importance of getting your Affirmative Action Program (AAP) updated early in the year, just in case you get a letter from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) saying your company is going to be audited. If you are required to produce an AAP but have never been audited, …

Think you know what this post is about? Sorry, try again. Based on the title, you may think this is about saying “Thank You” in the workplace.  It’s not. This post is not about supervisors expressing gratitude to employees to improve performance. It’s not about encouraging co-workers to say “Thank You” to one another.  Nor …

Benefits

Employers are once again being challenged with workforce staffing and readiness due to improving economic trends and an aging workforce.  Said another way, employees are increasingly mobile – to other employers or into retirement! The first paragraph in my Risk Management college text said, “Employee benefits are designed to help attract and retain employees as …

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