Facts and Fiction of the New FLSA Final Rule
"Millions to Earn More in Overtime!" That is what the newspaper headline read on the front page of the morning paper. Yes, as many of you are aware, the Department of Labor has finally released the final regulations regarding the new wage standard for exempt level employees. There was both good news and bad news in the notice published by the Department of Labor.Read on.
Hiring a Recent Grad? 5 Ways to Set Them up for Success
This time each year, a new wave of graduates hits the job market. This year’s grads–congrats, class of 2016!–herald the end of the Millennial era and the beginning of the next generation of workers: Generation Z. But regardless of their generational status, graduating classes have a lot in common as they start looking for their first post-college jobs. Namely, they’re new to the game.
They may have held internships or worked part-time during school, but they likely aren’t familiar with the ins and outs of the workplace yet. As an HR professional or hiring manager, you have the power to prepare them with knowledge and skills that can empower their future professional success. So if you’re hiring a graduate this year, help their transition from the classroom to the office go smoothly with these simple insights.Read on.
Should Employers Offer Telemedicine?
My broker just introduced the idea of telemedicine to me for my employees. Are many employers really starting to offer this benefit?
In the 2016 Medical Plan Trends and Observations report released by DirectPath and CEB, telemedicine was just one benefit that was reported on. That report indicates that almost two-thirds of the reporting organizations are offering or plan to offer some type of telemedicine program by the year 2018.
Does U.S. Labor Law Protect a Worker's Right to a Bad Attitude?
A few months ago, we noted that a Yelp employee's online "negative review" of her employer might be protected activity under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), given that the National Relations Labor Board (NLRB) has become increasingly aggressive in protecting an employee's right to discuss working conditions in a public forum, even when that discussion involves obscenities or disparaging the employer. This trend has prompted us to report previously on the death of courtesy and civility under the NLRA. Read more.
Defend Trade Secrets Act requires immediate review of confidentiality agreements with employees and contractors
On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), which creates a new federal cause of action for misappropriation of trade secrets. Although the DTSA provides several new changes to trade secret law, one provision requires immediate action.Required notice of whistleblower immunity
The DTSA provides certain whistleblower immunity for employees from DTSA lawsuits when those employees turn over trade secrets to government officials for suspected violations of law or reference trade secrets in court documents filed under seal. Importantly, the same provision also requires that employers provide notice of the immunity in any contract or agreement with an "employee" regarding confidentiality.
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