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South Carolina Enacts Pregnancy Accommodation Law

Posted on May 25, 2018 02:26 PM

South Carolina has enacted a new law that prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from discriminating against employees with medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

Categories: Discrimination, State Employment Laws

Keeping Your Employees Motivated This Summer

Posted on May 24, 2018 04:55 PM

The warm weather and eagerly anticipated outdoor activities of summer may take a toll on your workers' concentration. If you're noticing a lack of focus among your employees during this time of year, consider these ideas to help keep them motivated.

Categories: Employee Safety and Health, Human Resources

Vermont Adopts Salary History Inquiry Ban

Posted on May 18, 2018 07:48 PM

Effective July 1, 2018, a new law prohibits Vermont employers from inquiring about or seeking an applicant's salary history information­­, including information on his or her current or past wages, salary, bonuses, or benefits. The law also bans employers from relying on an applicant's salary history information as a factor in determining whether to interview the applicant.

Categories: Human Resources, Recruitment and Hiring

Top 5 Forms for Summer Hires

Posted on May 17, 2018 05:53 PM

An employee's first day at a summer job can be very stressful for both the employee and employer. While trying to set up the employee with his or her parking pass, email account, and other necessities, employers should also remember that completing required forms is just as important.

Categories: Human Resources, Recruitment and Hiring

NYC Enacts New Sexual Harassment Training, Poster, and Information Sheet Requirements

Posted on May 11, 2018 06:28 PM

New York City has enacted new sexual harassment training, poster, and notice requirements for employers.

Categories: Discrimination, State Employment Laws

IRS Releases 2019 HSA and HDHP Limits

Posted on May 10, 2018 06:47 PM

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the 2019 inflation-adjusted amounts for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) as determined under the Internal Revenue Code.

Categories: HSAs, FSAs and Other Tax-Favored Accounts

2017 Form 300A Electronic Data Submission Requirement Now Applies in All States

Posted on May 4, 2018 08:03 PM

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced that covered establishments in all states—including establishments in California, Maryland, Minnesota, South Carolina, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming—must electronically submit data from their 2017 OSHA Form 300A to OSHA by July 1, 2018. Previously, employers in those seven states were deemed exempt.

Categories: Employee Safety and Health, Reporting and Recordkeeping

New Jersey Passes Earned Paid Sick Leave Law

Posted on May 3, 2018 08:32 PM

A new law will generally require New Jersey employers to provide earned paid sick leave to each employee in New Jersey beginning October 29, 2018.

Categories: State Employment Laws

$6,900 Re-Established as 2018 HSA Contribution Limit for Certain Individuals

Posted on April 27, 2018 02:10 PM

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has re-established $6,900 as the 2018 health savings account (HSA) contribution limit for individuals with family coverage under a high deductible health plan (HDHP).

Categories: Employee Benefits, HSAs, FSAs and Other Tax-Favored Accounts

New Jersey Passes Equal Pay Law

Posted on April 25, 2018 03:45 PM

A new state law expands coverage of existing law to prohibit discrimination in wages on the basis of any protected class.

Categories: State Employment Laws