Salary History Bans Gain Traction

Salary History Bans Gain Traction

CJC Compliance, Employment, HR News, Legislative Updates

Philadelphia became the first city in the United States to ban private-sector employers from asking job candidates about their salary history when Mayor Jim Kenney signed the law Jan. 23, giving city-induced salary history bans traction. The law aims to address gender-based wage disparity and will go into effect May 23. The Philadelphia City Council was inspired by a Massachusetts …

Where Do Clinton and Trump Stand on HR Issues? (Part 1)

CJC Benefits, Compliance, Employer Trends, Employment, HR News

Whether the next president of the United States is Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, he or she will likely introduce policies around employment and labor issues which will impact employers nationwide. Generally speaking, the Republican Party will take positions more in alignment with employers’ interests, while the Democratic nominee carries the banner for labor. But where do the 2016 Republican …

Be Clear About Your Summer Dress Policy

Be Clear About Your Summer Dress Policy

CJC Employer Trends, Employment, Work Culture

The workplace is becoming increasingly informal, but if your organization has a summer (or relaxed or causal) dress policy, it must be clearly defined to avoid problems. According to a recent OfficeTeam survey of senior managers, U.S. workers are dressing more casually than they did five years ago. Nearly half of respondents said that their employees’ work attire is overly …

Preparation Reduces Risk of Terminations Gone Bad

Preparation Reduces Risk of Terminations Gone Bad

CJC Employment, HR News, Terminations

Terminating an employee is a difficult and uncomfortable experience, but it can be done efficiently and professionally. Being respectful of the terminated employee helps reduce the risk of wrongful termination claims for the organization and betters the chances that he or she will walk away without engaging in retaliatory behavior. Although most separations go smoothly, any termination can go wrong, …

Protect Your W-2s from Data Thieves

Protect Your W-2s from Data Thieves

CJC Employment, HR News

Several more companies have fallen prey to W-2 phishing scams in the three weeks since the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warned about such attacks on March 1, 2016. The IRS alerted human resource and payroll departments that cyber-criminals, posing as company executives, would attempt to lure HR employees to e-mail them sensitive payroll data, including W-2s, containing workers’ Social Security …

Full Employment Says Who

“Full Employment”, says who?

CJC Employment, HR News

Our thanks to Joseph Coombs with SHRM for including CJC HR Services in this article: By Joseph Coombs  SOCIETY OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3/7/2016 The U.S. unemployment rate of 4.9 percent in January 2016—a level not seen in nearly eight years—has spawned a discussion in the media and among economists on whether we are getting closer to “full employment.” Loosely defined, full …

Affordable Care Act Compliance

Penalties Strike Hard for ACA Noncompliance

CJC Employment, HR News, Legislative Updates

When the Trade Preferences Extension Act came into law on June 29, 2015, many overlooked a small provision to amend Internal Revenue Code sections 6721 and 6722. As it turns out, this provision will double per-employee penalties, starting in 2016, for applicable large employers who fail to properly file Affordable Care Act (ACA) information returns with the IRS or fail …