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How letting an employee drink juice on the job could’ve saved this company $700K

August 10, 2018

Via: HR Morning

Most employers would be happy to deal with an accommodation request that was as simple as keeping a bottle of juice nearby. But one company refused to bend its rules about eating or drinking on the job, resulting in a […]


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Viewpoint: Workplace Implications of California’s New Privacy Law

August 3, 2018

Via: SHRM

Not long after the European Union passed the General Data Protection Regulation, California became the first state to introduce its own suite of consumer privacy rules. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which was signed into law June 28 by […]


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New Law in Arizona: Reduced Liability for Employers Hiring Ex-Offenders

July 20, 2018

Via: HR Hero

A new Arizona law taking effect August 3 provides a broad exemption from negligent hiring claims for employers that hire workers who have criminal convictions. House Bill 2311, which applies to both employees and independent contractors, means that in cases […]


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Neutral System That Automatically Rounded Employee Time OK in California

July 18, 2018

Via: SHRM

An employer’s use of a payroll system that automatically rounded employee time up or down to the nearest quarter-hour did not violate California wage and hour law, the California Court of Appeal ruled. Payroll procedures that result in the systematic […]


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Big Brother Walmart? Company awarded employee surveillance patent

July 16, 2018

Via: HR Dive

Just because Walmart won the patent does not mean it will execute the surveillance technology. “We file patents frequently but that doesn’t mean the patents will actually be implemented,” according to a company statement emailed to CIO Dive. “We’re always […]


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Minimum Wage Hike and Paid Leave Program Coming to Massachusetts

July 3, 2018

Via: HR Hero

A new law will soon take effect in Massachusetts, where employees will be eligible for paid family and medical leave and will also see an increase in the minimum wage. Governor Charlie Baker signed the bill on June 28, which […]


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Netflix Demonstrates It Has Zero Tolerance for the N-word

June 26, 2018

Via: Workforce

Netflix has fired one of its top executives for his use of the “n-word” at work. According to The Hollywood Reporter, sources say that Jonathan Friedland, Netflix’s (now former) chief communications officer allegedly used the n-word in a meeting with […]


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California Supreme Court Deals Blow to Gig Economy

May 29, 2018

Via: HR Hero

Over the last 10 years, analysts have told of the decline of traditional employment in favor of independent contractors and the so-called gig economy. Instead, a casual workforce would arise, working when they want and trading security for flexibility. Workers […]


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The Penalties for Wage and Hour violations are NOT just fines!

May 16, 2018

Via: Omega HR Solutions

In a press release from early May, the USDOL announced that a conclusion had been reached in a case reaching back to 2009. According to the release: The U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire has sentenced Kevin […]


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Employers Face Heavy Burden When Defending EPA Claims

May 14, 2018

Via: HR Hero

Not only must you be vigilant in preventing workplace sexual harassment in the age of #MeToo, but you also may face an uphill battle in defending against gender-based pay discrimination claims under the Equal Pay Act (EPA), according to a […]