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Employer Practices 2013

2013 is going to be another year of challenges for employers. Employer’s practices are under attack by  Department of Labor and NLRB.  The DOL has organized a misclassification task-force to  actively address misclassification of independent contractors, and  non-exempt employees misclassified as exempt. In addition, employers are also under attack by the NLRB. The NLRB has weighed in on social media policies, mandatory arbitration,… Read more »


CA Employers have to brush off their policies and procedures!

We have some changes in employment law for 2013. I have put together the highlights of the changes. Employers are going to need to update their policies and procedures.   Wage and Hour: Compensation Agreements: California law generally requires the payment of overtime to nonexempt employees for hours worked over 8 in a day, 40 in a… Read more »


Access to Social Media for Employers denied!

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed two bills into law on Thursday that keep employers or universities from demanding access passwords to Facebook or Twitter accounts. AB 1844, Campos. Employer use of social media. Existing law generally regulates the conduct of employers in the state. This bill would prohibit an employer from requiring or requesting an employee or applicant for employment to… Read more »



Labor Department Cranking up compliance pressure on joint employers

Employers wanting to outsource their employment law compliance  need to understand that they can not transfer their risk to a employer of record. The Department of Labor is targeting joint employers. Read the article by John Thompson http://bit.ly/TAIulF Employers need to understand they really can not outsource they liability to be in compliance with Fair… Read more »


Talent Acquisition

As more companies turn to pre-employment tests, complaints of bias are cropping up. Employers are increasingly looking for assessment tests to ensure they make the offer to the candidate that is the best fit for the company.  Will testing lead you to the perfect candidate? or to a disparate impact lawsuit?  The EEOC has developed a set… Read more »


Attraction and Retention

Business growth does not just happen! The organization has to make some strategic decisions on what type of employer it wants to be. Talent is what differentiates your business from the competition! What is your employment brand going to be? The brand is not just a story on a website, its the employee experience! Perspective employees… Read more »


Wage and Hour Compliance

Employers are increasingly targeted by class actions and government audits on wage and hour issues. Plaintiffs’ lawyers typically solicit former and current employees to form a “class” to challenge the “exempt” employee designations of employers with large numbers of exempt employees. Then they challenge that classification in court in order to impose overtime liability. Results?… Read more »

Posted on September 8, 2012 by Rick Rossignol