Update: A bare 24 hours after this blog was originally posted about Equal Pay Day, EEOC Acting Director Victoria Lipnic filed the Trump Administration’s response to the DC District Court’s ruling on March 4 vacating the Administration’s set-aside of EEO-1 Component 2 (W-2 data) filing requirements. The EEOC is proposing that the 2018 EEO-1 report […]
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As you may remember, in May 2016 the prior Presidential Administration put in place major revisions to the wage limit testing used as a bright line for FLSA non-exempt determination (sometimes referred to as the “white-collar” or EAP exemption). Since 2004, it’s been $455 per week ($23,660 annually). The revision due to begin back in 2017, would have doubled […]
Here’s a quick round of “HR Jeopardy:” Answer: It occurs each year in April, and in 2019, it will be April 2. Question: What is Equal Pay Day? Did you win $1,000 for that correct question? Or, perhaps if you’re a female reader, did you only win $779? The gender pay equity gap is a […]
Like many regulatory acts, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) has undergone some major changes over the past several years. Since its formation within the Department of Labor in 1971, OSHA has stood as the United States’ primary guiding force for advancing health and safety in the workplace. That includes setting safety standards, overseeing […]
Many experts see the pendulum swinging in the U.S. away from employee protections. Examples abound, including extended overtime protections, the repeal of more detailed OSHA and EEO reporting rules, and the announcement of new health plan Executive Orders. Yes, it’s certainly possible to discern a trend forming, “state-side,” over the last 18-24 months. It seems […]
The partial federal government shutdown completed day 31 yesterday, the longest in U.S. history. Already, the government has accumulated “I.O.U.s” in back pay to 800,000 or so employees amounting to approximately $6.2 billion. Unless resolved by Tuesday night, January 22, biweekly paid federal employees will miss their second paycheck of 2019, due Friday, January 25. […]
Despite a country that started out the year virtually split down the middle on approval levels for the Affordable Care Act, and a lack of action by the 115th Congress over its two-year term, 2018 turned out to be a watershed year for change in this foundational healthcare law. Despite a country that started out […]
2018 is just about behind us, but what’s happened legislatively and culturally this year has big implications for employers in 2019. From the president’s plethora of executive orders to the #metoo movement, the effects on the workplace will be wide and far-reaching. Ascentis’ own Bob Greene will enlighten, entertain and educate attendees on these topics […]
The nation faced one of the most important mid-term elections in history yesterday. What was the number one concern for most voters? Healthcare. Why? The outcome of this election will almost certainly affect what happens to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Wondering what all this means for you as an HR professional? Let’s start with […]