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Debunking SPD Myths, Part 2: Think That Emailing Your SPD To Employees Is Always Enough? Think Again
Most employers are familiar with the requirement to prepare and distribute a summary plan description ("SPD").
United States
10 Apr 2019
Don't Believe Everything You Hear – You Can Terminate Your 401(k) Safe Harbor Match Formula Mid-Year (Usually)
I have recently had two separate employers tell me that they wanted to stop making safe harbor matching contributions to participants in their 401(k) retirement plans in the middle of a plan year.
United States
4 Apr 2019
A Written Fee Policy Can Help Employers Answer The Question: Who Pays For Your 401(K) Or 403(B) Plan's Administrative Costs And How Do You Know?
Most employers are familiar by now of the many lawsuits filed against 401(k) and 403(b) plan sponsors and their employee fiduciaries responsible for selecting the plans' record keepers and investment line-ups.
United States
4 Apr 2019
Employment Law Issues Continue To Evolve With Hairstyle, Sex Gossip, And Emotional Outburst Disability Protections
Employment law is constantly evolving and changing to keep up with the evolving workforce and work-related issues.
United States
14 Mar 2019
Avoiding Claims Of Citizenship And National Origin Discrimination When Interviewing, Hiring, And Onboarding Foreign Workers
It is illegal to discriminate on the basis of citizenship or national origin in recruiting, hiring, onboarding, or employing workers.
United States
12 Mar 2019
Michigan Court Of Appeals Holds That Medical Marihuana Act Does Not Prohibit Employers From Rescinding Offers Of Employment After Positive Tests
On February 19, 2019, the Michigan Court of Appeals held that an employer does not violate Section 4 of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act ("MMMA") when it rescinds a conditional offer of employment based upon a positive drug test.
United States
6 Mar 2019
Where To Next? Ontario Court Of Appeal Rules That Arbitration Clause Is Invalid, Clearing The Road For Class Action Against Uber
A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision may have significant implications on the interpretation of "dispute resolution" provisions contained in employment and independent contractor agreements.
12 Feb 2019
Global Talent Stream: Fast-Track Work Permits To Fuel Canada's Innovation Strategy
The Global Talent Stream is a two-year pilot program of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) ...
United States
8 Feb 2019
NLRB Focuses On "Entrepreneurial Opportunity" To Return To Pre-Obama Board Independent Contractor Test
For those keeping track, there are number of different (yet somewhat similar) tests agencies and courts use to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor.
United States
1 Feb 2019
New Ohio Law On Joint Employer Status Limits Franchisors From State Employment Laws
Joint employer status continues to be a major issue at all levels of the debate, including with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and federal and state courts.
United States
29 Jan 2019
Government Shutdown Increasing E-Verify Employers' I-9 Tasks
As the impasse continues regarding government funding, E-Verify employers are left with an ongoing challenge to keep track of Forms I-9 that they must complete or update timely,
United States
14 Jan 2019
Governor Snyder Implements Changes To Michigan's Minimum Wage And Sick Leave Laws
Governor Rick Snyder signed bills today implementing changes to Michigan's minimum wage and paid sick time laws. These changes have the potential to affect most employers with Michigan employees.
United States
19 Dec 2018
Four Things Employers Do To Make The Holidays (Or Any Time Of Year) Happier For Plaintiffs' Attorneys
Employers want a happy workforce; that's a given. But there are certain things that employers do to further that goal that might as well be a present tied with a bow for a plaintiff's attorney ...
United States
13 Dec 2018
What Employers Need To Know About Employee Marijuana Use Under Proposal 1
Following the passage of Proposal 1 on the 2018 Michigan mid-term ballot, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize, regulate, and tax cannabis use.
United States
20 Nov 2018
Mid-Term Election Fever: Coming To A Workplace Near You
Mid-term election fever has swept the nation.
United States
7 Nov 2018
What Cross-Border Employers Need To Know About Applicant/Employee Background Checks
When it comes to being a cross-border employer, there are plenty of Canadian and United States laws to consider, and some of those laws regards how to conduct proper applicant/employee background checks.
United States
10 Oct 2018
IRS Permits The Use Of Forfeitures For QNECs, QMACs And Safe Harbor Contributions
Many employers had long assumed that they could fund contributions to qualified plans made to avoid violating nondiscrimination rules from employee forfeiture accounts.
United States
7 Aug 2018
How Employers Can Handle Their Biggest Threat To Data Privacy, Their Employees
Given the ever-expanding landscape of privacy laws and regulations, employers are becoming increasingly aware that they are responsible for data breaches caused by their employees.
United States
3 Jul 2018
U.S. Supreme Court Signals Abandoning The "Narrow" Interpretation Standard For Overtime Exemptions Suggesting More Employer-Favorable Future Rulings
On April 2, 2018, the Supreme Court issued a ruling with narrow application, but it is significant because it likely signals a "new day" favorable to employers regarding how Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") ...
United States
20 Jun 2018
The GDPR Covers Employee/HR Data And It's Tricky, Tricky (Tricky) Tricky: What HR Needs To Know
The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25, 2018, so in less than 60 days.
United States
6 Apr 2018
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