A technology revolution is taking place. Find out if you’re keeping pace.
A full 56 percent of organizations say the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will significantly impact their workforce management strategy.* Organizations are faced with the challenge of managing complex, labor-related government regulations, union rules, and company policies. If your employee time and attendance solution is more than five years old, it’s outdated and may be falling short of meeting your compliance needs.
Register now for the webinar The Time & Attendance Technology Revolution: Are You Keeping Pace? Find out how the latest time and attendance technology can help you gain control of your processes, minimize compliance risk, and reduce payroll costs. You might be surprised to learn how much more efficient and easier to use your system could be.
With complicated regulations such as the Affordable Care Act, FMLA, and minimum wage compliance, it is now more important than ever for HR and payroll leaders to understand what is merely interesting and what is critically important in regards to HR technology, so they can take their much-needed seat at the table in more strategic matters. In this webinar, Susan Meisinger, former president and CEO of SHRM, and Jim Manfield, product marketing manager, will discuss the latest regulations from legislation, economics and employment, and science and technology that can help you navigate your way through 2014 … and communicate better with your workforce along the way.
California Employers: This webinar will help clarify California Specific leaves, how they interact with the Federal medical leaves and how to apply leaves accurately and consistently.
This webinar will help you master the twisty, confusing and sometime dangerous ground that the road of California specific leaves can take. We will focus on how California leaves such as FEHA and CFRA interact with Federal medical leaves, such as the FMLA and ADA. Learn which leaves can run concurrently, how to make the transition from one leave to the next (FMLA / CFRA to ADA or FMLA/PDL to CFRA)and what you need to document to protect yourself and your organization.
Employee policy documents are vital to compliance; no employer planning to stay in business ought to go without them. But, these documents can sometimes cause more problems than they solve. Once dedicated to writing, an employer’s policy can become a sword for a plaintiff to wield, rather than a shield for deflecting lawsuits and administrative agency audits.
This presentation is geared towards identifying the ten most common areas in which employer policies go awry, with the most costly consequences. These are the policies from which the majority of litigation arises, as well as those that, if well-drafted, will be of greatest benefit in defending employment claims. The presentation will discuss the major mistakes, and the ways to avoid them, in the following realms:
1. Employment Applications
2. Form I-9 Procedures
3. Background Check Documents
4. Basic Handbook Mistakes
5. Arbitration Agreements
6. Documenting Wage & Hour Compliance
7. California “Gotcha” Violations
8. Social Media Policies
9. Leave Policies
10. Confidentiality & Non-Competition
Some of these areas, like wage-and-hour compliance, are perennial plaintiff favorites. Others, like social media policies, are more akin to the “flavor of the week.” However, all of these areas are of importance to a California employer interested in defending itself from costly litigation.
It’s what you do in 2014 that will determine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) penalties that your organization could face in 2015. In fact, you should already have the systems in place to manage the legislation, handle IRS reporting, and calculate “look-back” periods for each employee.
However, with variable-hour and part-time employees, tasks like determining eligibility and collecting information for IRS reports can be perplexing.
If you’re like most, this leaves you with concerns and questions around which hours actually count towards eligibility, how you’ll manage overlapping look-back periods, and the impact or potential risks you could face.
Join ACA experts Kristin Lewis of Equifax Workforce Solutions and Tom Dowling of Stinson Leonard Street for a complete playbook to calculating look-back periods, reporting to the IRS, and managing the legislation in accordance with ACA regulations.
California Employment Defense Attorney Nicole Kamm will present the latest statutory changes affecting employers. The new laws govern large companies as well as those businesses or households with only one, a handful of workers. The first step in preventing employee claims and potential litigation is to stay on top of current legislation.
Nicole Kamm represents employers in discrimination, harassment, wage and hour and wrongful termination/retaliation matters. She defends clients in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies governing employee rights and protections. She works with business owners and executives in very diverse industries, including start-up companies, and businesses in the retail, food service, health care, transportation and manufacturing industries.
When it comes to wage-and-hour lawsuits, there are two categories of companies in California: those who already have experience with them, and those who will soon. Wage-and-hour lawsuits – and particularly, class actions – remain big business in California. And, this area of law is especially harsh on employers, as even innocent mistakes are punished with big penalties and attorneys’ fees. Even minor “gotcha” violations can turn into bet-the-business cases if brought on a class action basis.
The silver lining is that exposure to liability on some common wage-and-hour claims can be mitigated with appropriate policies. This presentation will focus on those danger areas from which the majority of wage lawsuits arise. Participants will leave the presentation with the ability to identify common trouble spots for compliance problems, and will be able to help their companies take a proactive approach to minimizing risk related to wage-and-hour violations.
California’s employment laws are among the most pro-employee laws in the country. Employee separations – both voluntary and involuntary – carry risks in California – administrative actions and lawsuits. And, relying on an employee’s “at-will” status is not a guarantee of success against a former’s employee’s wrongful termination lawsuit. All employee separations, whether an individual employee or a mass layoff, must be carefully thought through in advance and carried out with equal measures of tact and firmness. Offer letters, employee handbooks, personnel files, and severance agreements require serious consideration and, if needed, updating, because employee separation is a serious thing in California.
Is your business up to date on all of the recent changes in California employment law? Come learn what these changes mean for your business, during our 2014 Employment Law Update presentation. Brian Koegle, from Poole & Shaffery, LLP will provide insight and practical suggestions which will assist you in bringing your company into compliance. Among the topics to be covered are:
• A review of the 2014 legislation, case law and administrative decisions affecting employers;
• An update on wage and hour laws, meal and rest period requirements, overtime compensation and calculations, reasonable accommodation laws and employee privacy, among other issues; and,
• An overview of upcoming and anticipated legislative changes and court cases for 2014.
In the wake of the Navy Shipyard shooting and other recent tragedies, the presentation will focus on identifying and responding to potential workplace violence situations while remaining in compliance with the bevy of applicable employment laws (Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical leave Act, Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, etc.) and avoiding liability to both the potential perpetrator, employees, and third parties for negligence, defamation, and other common law torts. The presentation will provide a brief background on the common factual issues and laws in play, followed by a discussion of practical steps for employers and their legal representatives to implement to maintain a safe workplace and minimize the risk of liability.