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20 February 2024
In the past, a vertical progression was the ideal career path for many, especially when it came to salary increases and standards of expected living. Today, the tides have changed. Many employees don’t want to become managers. In fact, often, organizations don’t particularly support their managers. If bad times occur, managers are often the first to be blamed and could be the first out the door.
13 February 2024
As Gen Z continues to assert its presence in the workforce, marked by its diverse composition and unapologetic advocacy, employers are urged to recalibrate their approaches and expectations to foster a more inclusive and productive work environment for all generations.
6 February 2024
30 January 2024
Some organizations are changing from a 401k plan to RBA. IBM is one such organization that is changing its traditional 401K plan to a new approach. IBM currently matches the first 5% of salary that employees contribute to their 401(k) accounts, dollar for dollar, and provides an automatic 1% contribution for a total of 6%. Instead, it will offer a secondary plan.
23 January 2024
With gender identification becoming more fluid, there is an inherent conflict of how to identify a fluid gender employee while respecting religious beliefs. As a result, there are more court cases filed to protect one right with a defense of the other right leaving employers in the middle and on edge at times. This tension can cause disruptions to the culture and to productivity if not addressed properly, whatever that may mean.
16 January 2024
In November 2023, a lawsuit was filed against Amazon based on equal pay in which women are paid less than men performing the same or comparable work. The lawsuit also alleges discrimination in promotions and retaliation against anyone who complains.
9 January 2024
Employers with employees in Colorado must comply with recent amendments to Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA) that became effective January 1, 2024. While offering benefits such as cut off dates for applications, it creates more work for HR because it may not be able to standardize completely the new regulations’ requirements.
2 January 2024
On December 26, 2023, representation case procedures changed under a rule published in August 2023 by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”). Essentially, the rule is reimplementing the 2014 Obama era “Quickie Election” rules.
19 December 2023
A case was argued last month before the Supreme Court, Muldrow v. City of St. Louis No. 22-193 out of the 8th Circuit, which asked the question: “Does Title VII prohibit discrimination in transfer decisions absent a separate court determination that the transfer decision caused a significant disadvantage?” It should have been an easy case.
12 December 2023
Earlier this year, the U.S Supreme Court, in Groff v. DeJoy, Postmaster General (600 U.S ______ 2023), redefined the requirements of “undue hardship” in a religious discrimination context and held that it means more than just a “de minimis” burden on the employer. Using the term de-minimis cost is “substantial in the overall context of an employer’s business.”
5 December 2023
The use of forfeitures to offset employer contributions is well established and is explicitly permitted under treasury regulations and is consistent with Department of Labor guidance. So why is this approach an issue now?
28 November 2023
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7 November 2023
The U.S 7th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that a case can go to trial on whether an employer was required to provide an accommodation to an employee that had difficulty driving at night and whose shift ended at 9:00 p.m. According to the court, the main question before it is whether the employee was entitled to a modified work schedule as an accommodation to make his commute safer.
31 October 2023
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10 October 2023
On Monday October 2, 2023, the EEOC released its new proposed Harassment Guidance for comment to the public. Comments must be in by November 1, 2023.
3 October 2023
In a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington D.C., the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is claiming a program that solicits employee feedback created a union because the company discussed the issues with the employees (T-Mobile v. NLRB, Nos. 22-1310 and 23-1002).
26 September 2023
Although Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around in one form or another for the past 30 years, with the advent of the web and ability to electronically link large datasets, AI is coming on its own. The AI transformation from work to daily life is coming on strong and fast, but not fast enough to immediately eliminate a number of jobs.
19 September 2023
Since 1966 private employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees and that meet certain criteria are required to report annually the number of individuals they employ by job category, sex, and race or ethnicity. The EEO-1 report, although filed in 2023, is for the 2022 year. So, the report is called 2022 EEO-1 Component 1.
12 September 2023
More than half of the working population in 2021, 155 million, relied on employer health coverage. While average premiums are up 4% from 2020, costs are up 47% when comparing 2021 to 2011. Deductibles have surged 68.4% over the last decade with the advent of high deductible plans.
5 September 2023
29 August 2023
The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s new scheduling letter. The updated scheduling letter applies to supply and service compliance evaluations scheduled on or after August 24, 2023.
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