2013 is going to be another year of challenges for employers. Employer’s practices are under attack by the 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, the confidentiality of HR investigations, and at-will waivers and handbooks.
Employers need to be proactive and develop their Human Resources infrastructures that are not the only compliant but allow them to focus on retention.